DEVELOPMENT Cy-Fair-area population growth spurs health care development 2023 HEALTH CARE EDITION
BY DAVE MANNING
HONING IN ON HEALTH CARE Eorts to open new and expand existing health care facilities in Cy-Fair have ramped up in 2023 to meet the needs of a growing community.
HCA Houston Healthcare Fallbrook 24/7 ER
As Cy-Fair’s population continues to grow, area health care providers are aiming to keep pace with the demand for access to medical care. Medical facility administrators said it’s important that care be robust enough so residents don’t have to venture downtown to the Texas Medical Center. Area hospital CEOs said they believe continual planning and building are necessary to meet the demand for all levels of care from treatment for stroke and cardiac patients to wellness and tness. Expansions in progress Jerry Ashworth, the CEO of Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, said he is overseeing the completion of the build-out of all available space at the campus. A groundbreaking in March marked the start of new expansion eorts, which will include a second tower and subsequent sports complex. He said the hospital’s second-oor bed unit is on track to be complete in late summer. “It’s more than just us adding build- ings and parking garages and building out bed units,” Ashworth said. “It’s about us expanding the overall level of care that we provide.” He explained the hospital system used medical claim data from across Texas to determine what types of care are needed by ZIP code. Admin- istrators look to see how best to ll unmet needs in each community, using that data to determine what clinical programs are needed. “Just based on how we’re growing, ... we need those additional 40 beds—we need them today. So ... from a planning standpoint, we’ll start the overall planning in May while we’re still on this current project and poten- tially move to construction in the next two to three years,” Ashworth said. New facilities HCA Houston Healthcare opened the new Fallbrook 24/7 Emergency Room location o Hwy. 249 on May 1. Scott Davis, the CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, said the facility will help meet health care needs in the area, providing emergency and outpatient services for adults and children. Davis said the new nine-bed facility
COURTESY HCA HOUSTON HEALTHCARE
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The new emergency facility features a hybrid operating room, a cardiology unit and a new neurosurgery suite. 13338 Hwy. 249, Houston
Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital
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RENDERING COURTESY HOUSTON METHODIST
Set to open in early 2025, the hospital will be Houston Methodist’s second full- service hospital in northwest Houston. 24500 Hwy. 290, Cypress WILLOWBROOK MALL
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Faireld
Keeping up with growth Construction is also underway on the new Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital. The project is slated to open in early 2025 with about 200 beds, eventually expanding to 500 beds. The full-service campus will oer oncology, ortho-neuroscience and digestive health services. “The new campus is going to be beautiful, and we really want it to be a medical home for the community,” said Trent Fulin, Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital CEO. “We’re going to have a beautiful chapel and a wonder- ful prayer room. And the size of the new campus project … allows us to also build out a multi-sportsplex that will have softball elds, baseball elds, soccer and football.” The U.S. Census Bureau reported a 9.4% population increase in Cy-Fair from 2016-21. Ashworth said he believes the subsequent development and expansion of medical facilities in response to that growth creates access for those in the surrounding areas. “Look at the growth that’s hap- pening in the Cypress area, ... Waller County and into the Tomball area,” Ashworth said. “We like to joke on campus that from the fth oor of our south tower we can watch the growth of the community coming up right before our eyes.” 6
will function just like the traditional HCA Houston Healthcare ERs. “It provides great high-level care close to home and is easy accessibil- ity, not only for just walking into the community in the area as well as for EMS as well for critical patients that they might need to drop o for some type of urgent emergency care,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a great asset for the community.” A new Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care center opened April 24 at the intersection of Grant and Spring Cypress roads. Ocials in a news release said the facility treats non-life-threatening conditions for patients age 6 months and older as well as oers on-site X-ray services, COVID-19 testing and u vaccines. Additionally, in January, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic opened its Faireld Clinic in Cypress. The 22,500-square-foot clinic provides family medicine and internal medi- cine primary care for adults as well as on-site X-ray and laboratory services, with plans to add ultrasounds, mam- mography, DEXA bone densitometry scans and a Kelsey Pharmacy. “Faireld residents will have greater access to comprehensive, quality health care in their neighborhood,” clinic administrator Holly Collins said in a statement.
A new clinic opened in January, oering family medicine and internal medicine as well as X-ray and laboratory services. 27020 Hwy. 290, Cypress L
Memorial Hermann-GoHealth Urgent Care
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Opened April 24, it treats non-life- threatening conditions, and oers X-rays, COVID19 testing and u vaccines. 14119 Grant Road, Ste. 210, Cypress
Memorial Hermann Hospital Cypress
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The facility’s expansion includes a professional oce building, parking and Memorial Hermann Sports Park-Cypress. 27800 Hwy. 290, Cypress
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