Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital ushered in the newly expanded Emergency Center with a ribbon cutting to mark the official re-opening. The 10 million dollar renovation increased the emergency area by nearly 12,000 square feet, including 5 new ambulance bays. Designed to enhance the patient experience, while continuing to provide high quality patient care utilizing the areas’ leading emergency physicians, nurses and other health care providers well-trained in emergency and trauma care, the re-opening marks the end of the three phase project.
Originally designed to see 25,000 patients a year, the Emergency Center affiliated physicians and staff at Memorial Hermann Northwest were seeing more than 50,000 patients a year. This expansion and renovation was designed to meet the needs of the growing community and provide the latest in medical technology.
"Houston is a great city to live, work, and raise a family. Our city grows stronger when long-standing partners like Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital invest in campus expansions. The City of Houston appreciates their support for almost 50 years,” said Houston City Council Member Jack Christie.
As one of the busiest ERs in Houston, and the service area’s only trauma center, the Emergency Center remained operational during all phases of construction, and will now be even more functional to help the people it serves.
The three phase expansion features include:
- New lobby registration and rapid medical evaluation area
- Increased privacy of all patient rooms.
- Significant re-design of the front lobby and how minor emergency patients are served.
- Three trauma care rooms equipped with the latest medical technologies
- 11 observation rooms adjacent to Emergency Center
- 17 bathrooms expanded from 3