Opening two months ahead of schedule, the Fort Bend Community gathered recently to celebrate the new Oak Bend Medical Center Hospital Campus located at US 59 and Williams Way.
The impressive full service, acute care facility is designed to accommodate an expansion of three additional floors – eventually increasing capacity to over 200 beds. It includes inpatient and outpatient radiology and laboratory services as well as surgical facilities, emergency department, intensive care unit, and a floor devoted exclusively to women’s health services.
Chief Executive Officer, Joe Freudenberger said that the new hospital campus was designed for the comfort, convenience and care of its patients and their loved ones – each room including separate family, patient and caregiver zones and allowing for maximum sunlight through the specially designed oversized windows.
“Our staff and physicians are excited to open this facility and provide another location to care for the residents of Fort Bend County. The design of the facility creates a feeling of positive energy with a modern design and warm colors, allowing for a comfortable environment for both patients and their guests. We will also have the opportunity to initiate a room service system on this campus allowing more flexibility for our patients with meal times and choices as well,” said Freudenberger.
The project broke ground in April 2008 with an anticipated completion date of December 2010. Ahead of schedule, the facility opened in phases recently starting with the outpatient laboratory and radiology departments. The emergency department, medical and surgical services, intensive care unit, and labor and delivery opened shortly thereafter.
Initially a 57 bed facility with the capacity for 90, the expansive new medical campus will eventually include a 60,000 square foot medical office building scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2010.