HOUSTON (October 6, 2014) Memorial Hermann Health System is set to expand its world-class, clinically-integrated, patient-centered care to the Cypress area, unveiling plans Monday to build a major medical campus – the centerpiece being a new, 80-bed, state-of-the-art hospital.

The Memorial Hermann Health System board unanimously approved the $168 million project. Construction on Phase I of the Cypress project is scheduled to begin in early 2015. The campus will be built on a 32-acre site located on the northeast side of Highway 290, south of Mason Road and north of Mueschke Road.

Dan Wolterman, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System said the board’s approval of the new campus signals the health system’s commitment to providing residents in the Cypress area with the same high quality and safe patient care it offers throughout the Houston region.

“The Cypress region is one of the fastest growing in our area,” said Wolterman. “We recognize that as the community continues to grow so will their health needs. When this campus is completed, residents in the Cypress community will have immediate access to high quality and safe patient care, as well as advanced services that only a clinically-integrated, comprehensive health system can deliver. We look forward to being the area’s healthcare provider of choice for many years into the future.”

The Cypress campus will be designed and built with a forward-looking focus taking into consideration the area’s current population of more than 355,000 residents, and an expected growth of nearly 100,000 more people over the next decade.

Phase I of the project, scheduled to be completed in early 2016, will include a fully-licensed Emergency Center and Medical Office Building offering convenient, primary care and ambulatory services, with physician offices. Highlighting Phase 2 of the project will be the construction of an 80-bed, acute care hospital, slated for completion in 2017. The hospital will include:

  • 8 operating rooms
  • A 16-bed Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Cardiac Catheterization Lab (and 1 shelled lab)

The Cypress campus master plan also includes the capacity to grow inpatient beds to 275 to accommodate future growth, as well as the construction of a dedicated Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helipad and space for two additional medical office buildings.

“This new medical campus will give the Cypress area access to the vast Memorial Hermann network, as well as provide a place for medical professionals and the region’s top specialists to care for their patients closer to home,” said Scott Barbe, CEO, Memorial Hermann Cypress Market.

“Any healthcare need will be expertly addressed, whether it’s a quick, non-emergent, outpatient visit, or a procedure requiring inpatient care,” Barbe continued.

The Cypress project represents the latest addition in Memorial Hermann’s strategic growth initiative – Breaking New Ground – designed to meet current and future healthcare needs in the greater Houston region. The initiative includes the construction of a medical campus in Pearland featuring a 64-bed hospital, and multi-million dollar expansions at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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 ownedMemorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.