Breaking New Ground Project
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, which has served the Greater Katy area since 1981, has embarked on an $85 million expansion to meet the needs of the growing community. Construction is now under way on a new patient tower and a neighboring medical plaza.
Renovations to the existing hospital include new surgical suites, labor and delivery, an expanded emergency department, and more.
The six-story, 229,000-square-foot patient tower will add capacity in multiple areas, including surgical suites, medical and surgical beds, labor and delivery, and the new Emergency Center. When construction is complete, the hospital’s total bed count will grow from 142 to 210 beds. Additionally, the first four floors will be operational, while the top two floors will be shelled space to accommodate future growth. This will allow the hospital to assess what services are needed most in the coming years and use the space accordingly. When the top two floors are eventually built out, the hospital’s total patient bed count could grow to over 300 beds. The patient tower will be completed in December.
The four-level, 100,000-square-foot medical plaza will be the second of its kind on Memorial Hermann Katy’s 66-acre campus. Located adjacent to Medical Plaza 1, the new structure will house physician offices, expanded sports medicine and rehabilitation services, and outpatient imaging services. The medical plaza will be completed in summer 2015.
The Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Expansion includes the following new or enhanced capabilities.
In most neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), newborns are kept in a large room with limited space for visiting parents and family. Memorial Hermann Katy’s new NICU will include eight private rooms with accommodations to allow a visitor to stay in the hospital comfortably overnight. The unit will also include transitional rooms, which will help NICU patients transition more easily from hospital care to their home. Parents can stay in the transitional room with their baby to practice infant care under the supervision of nursing staff, who can answer questions or provide assistance.
The Women’s Services floor is getting a facelift, including new wood vinyl flooring, sleep chairs for dads or visiting family members, and atomic wall clocks that display room temperature. In addition to the aesthetic updates in the current hospital, upon completion of the new patient tower, the Women’s Services floor will expand to include nine labor-and-delivery rooms, 31 postpartum rooms and eight antepartum rooms.
Memorial Hermann Katy is expanding its general intensive care unit, bringing the total bed count to 20. There will also be new accommodations for family members of ICU patients to sleep and shower at the hospital.
The Emergency Center will grow from 17 to 24 beds. Additionally, a new computed tomography (CT) scanner is being installed, which will reduce the door-to-CT time for stroke patients. Memorial Hermann Katy is the only accredited stroke center in the Katy area.
Memorial Hermann Katy will have a newly designed Joint Center that uses a team approach to caring for patients and their families. The goal of the Joint Center will be to provide the highest quality and innovative, individualized care. From new prescription options, joint injections and physical therapy to minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, a team of affiliated physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff will help patients decide the most advanced treatment options to get them moving again.
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