PEARLAND, Texas (March 7, 2014) – The second of Memorial Hermann’s Convenient Care Centers opened on February 17 as part of the Memorial Hermann Pearland Medical Complex.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on March 6 to celebrate the grand opening of the state-of-the-art facility.

Representatives from the Memorial Hermann System, Pearland City Council, including the Mayor, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Pearland ISD, as well as other city, state and county officials, community members and business owners attended the special ceremony.

“Pearland is the third largest city by population in the Gulf Coast Area and the second fastest growing city in the state of Texas, and our citizens will now have immediate access to Memorial Hermann’s world-class, patient-centered care,” said Tom Reid, mayor of Pearland.

“Pearland is a great city to live, work and raise a family.  Our community and the surrounding region only grow stronger with partners like Memorial Hermann who are committed to advancing the health of our residents,” said State Representative Ed Thompson.

The innovative facility offers one-stop, highly coordinated access to a vast array of Memorial Hermann services in a single location. Specifically, it provides the greater Pearland area with primary care (adult and pediatric), lab services, comprehensive radiology services, wellness, prevention and a 24-hour emergency room.

Additionally, the center is designed to take the stress out of scheduling appointments for routine health needs by offering families convenient options such as walk-in access and extended evening and weekend hours.  For more urgent needs, the Center’s 24-hour, state-of-the-art emergency department is staffed by Memorial Hermann’s board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency trained nurses.  Patients in need of higher levels of care will be transferred to Memorial Hermann Southeast or Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

“Memorial Hermann is proud to be an active member of the Pearland community,” said Erin Asprec, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.  “Since we opened our doors in February, residents have a one-stop center where they can access an array of healthcare services under one roof, from an appointment with their primary care physician, to laboratory services, imaging services and even emergency services if needed.”

The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Pearland is located at 16100 South Freeway, on the southbound side of Highway 288 near FM 518.  The 64-bed acute care hospital is set to open in 2015 as part of the Pearland Medical Complex.

For more information about Pearland’s Medical Complex, or for more information on Memorial Hermann, call 713.222.CARE (2273) or visit www.memorialhermann.org.

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; eight suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.