Q: What is the construction timeline?
A: Construction related to the Breaking New Groundproject began in fall of 2014. The expansion and renovation project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Q: Why is the hospital expanding?
A: Memorial Hermann is committed to renovating and expanding Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center to meet the healthcare needs of the community today and in the future.

Q: How will the project be financed?
A: Memorial Hermann is investing significant resources into this expansion and renovation project and seeks the partnership of the philanthropic community to assist in these efforts. Breaking New Ground is a $200 million philanthropic campaign to support this effort. The campaign includes $150 million for renovation and expansion, with the additional $50 million earmarked for programmatic needs associated with the Texas Trauma Institute. For more information on how to contribute visit breakingnewgroundproject.org/donate/.

Q: What does the Memorial Hermann-TMC Campus include today?
A: The hospital consists of five separate patient care pavilions joined by a common atrium:

  • Cullen Pavilion opened in 1925
  • Robertson Pavilion opened in 1948
  • Jones Pavilion opened in 1977
  • Hermann Pavilion/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital opened in 1999
  • The Heart & Vascular Institute opened in 2008 The Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital located in Bellaire is also part of the Memorial HermannTMC Campus.

Q: What makes Memorial Hermann-TMC unique to the Texas Medical Center?
A: Memorial Hermann-TMC is one of the very few hospitals in the country to provide a full continuum of expert critical care services for both adults and children. Internationally recognized for treating the highest acuity patients, Memorial Hermann-TMC is home to the most advanced and comprehensive intensive care units (ICUs) in the Greater Houston area. Patients recovering from a critical illness or injury may also benefit from one of the country’s leading rehabilitation hospitals – TIRR Memorial Hermann. The ability to provide this full spectrum of care for the critically ill or injured is a distinguishing feature that sets Memorial Hermann-TMC apart from other providers.

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