Memorial Hermann builds new medical clinic in Shenandoah

A new Memorial Hermann Medical Center will be opened by the end of the year to help meet the growing demand for healthcare in The Woodlands area.

Representatives from Memorial Hermann, Howard Hughes Corp., the City of Shenandoah and other aspects of the project held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future facility Wednesday morning.

Construction on the project officially began in December and is progressing rapidly.

“We have five medical office buildings on our campus that are currently about 98% occupied, so they don’t even have the ability to expand their services,” said Justin Kendrick, CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, of the need for a new installation. “As the depth and breadth of our services on our campus continue to expand, the need for specialists to be geographically closer to the hospital is increasingly important.”

The new primary care clinic at 1890 Research Forest Drive will feature 20,000 square feet with 34 exam rooms and space for endocrinology, sports medicine, virtual medicine, laboratory services and primary care needs. When the clinic opens, it will double Memorial Hermann’s footprint in The Woodlands.

“I think this project represents our commitment to the community that has been in place since 1985,” Kendrick said. “We have a lot of exciting things going on with the opening of our south tower here, and our continued growth in the hospital, and our continued growth in services. We will continue to focus on the things that matter; quality outcomes and patient experience. It hits directly on both fronts.

The new clinic will help free up more space on the medical campus and be more accessible to patients in The Woodlands area. Memorial Hermann hopes to be able to open the clinic by the end of this year.

“We are very proud to be the original hospital of The Woodland and what we see here, this project and our partnership with Howard Hughes to develop it, continues in this line of carrying out this mission established so many years ago. years,” Kendrick spoke of the original vision of the planned community.

Memorial Hermann and Howard Hughes Corp. have been partners since the early days of The Woodlands, as the development company oversaw the founder’s vision for the area. As the company continues to oversee that vision, Jim Carman, president of Howard Hughes Corporation for the Houston area, said it’s important the development company continues to provide the amenities residents need.

“These are parks, trails, pools, places to live, places to work, places to pray and learn, but it’s also a place for healing,” Carman said.

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