Healing Tower expansion now open atmedical complex
BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital celebrated the opening of its $250 million Healing Tower expansion in the rst quarter of 2022, bringing expanded services, additional robotics and over 100 additional rooms for patients. The expansion added 251,000 square feet to the hospital’s campus and includes six oors; nine operat- ing rooms, bringing the total up to 24; 106 patient rooms; and robotic technology to aid procedures for surgeries and orthopedic care. “We have always master-planned this hospital to be a 400-bed hospi- tal,” said Debra Sukin, regional senior vice president of Houston Methodist and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital at an April 13 tour of the tower. “Here we are, not even at our fth birthday, and we have 300 beds, and we are seeing that master-planning come to life.” Sukin said construction on the tower has been ongoing for around two and a half years throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with no nota- ble delays caused by the pandemic. Sukin added the hospital has been recognized as a robotics center of excellence in part from the expansion. Along with the patient rooms, the Healing Tower provides an outpatient lactation area and 10 additional beds in the Level III Neonatal ICU, bringing the total to 24 beds for the campus. The Healing Tower was ocially completed in January and will open in early June. It is anticipated to add 350 jobs once it is fully staed.
The Healing Tower expansion at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital was completed early this year after being under construction for about two and a half years. (Photos by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
CEO Debra Sukin explained a mosaic piece on display at the hospital.
Dr. Steven Sukin discussed some of the robotics used during urology operations and highlights the da Vinci Xi surgical systems.
The Healing Tower has technology available in new operating rooms which reduce the need to relocate patients.
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Nathan Way, director of acute care, showed how devices give patients access to services, such as ordering food.
Dr. Eric Price demonstrated how the hospital uses robotic surgical assistants to aid in orthopedic surgeries.
THE WOODLANDS EDITION • MAY 2022
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