Friday, April 5, 2013

As If There Were Not Enough Of Them Already...

I believe Memorial Hermann Hospital already has nine (9) general hospital locations in the Houston area, plus two women's hospitals, a children's hospital, six medical institutes, two specialty centers and at least two rehab facilities. But apparently that's not enough...

From ABC13 News Houston, HealthCheck, reporter Christi Myers, on April 4:
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- People in Pearland will soon have a new place to go for medical care. Memorial Hermann is building a new hospital on Highway 288 near Farm Road 518.

Pearland is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas and it will soon have a new medical complex. Memorial Herman met with architects this afternoon to start designing and drawing up plans.

The Memorial Hermann Imaging Center is on the corner of what will become a mini-medical center in Pearland.

"Within the next 10 years, it's going to grow 100,000 people so that's why we want to put a hospital in Pearland -- the growth," Memorial Hermann Pearland CEO Erin Asprec said.

A 64-bed hospital will be built on a 40-acre field. It's expected to open in 2015 and will have operating rooms, and women's and neonatology services. And the hospital is set up to double its size when needed.

And I had heard a rumor earlier that the Memorial Hermann system was feeling budget constraints. So much for rumors. Or maybe they're true, and the board is going forward anyway. It's the modern way, after all.

Seriously: I had my surgery done at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, and I have no complaints other than the cost, so I suppose it is no bad thing to have more of them. I only hope the mice and bugs that live in that 40-acre field are duly appreciative of what their sacrifice means...

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