The Greater Heights now has a hospital to call its own – Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital – and along with it new service offerings that will significantly expand access to quality health care for area residents.
The renaming of the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital will be accompanied by enhancements to the facility as well as new service offerings to the area such as a Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center at I-10 and Studemont and the launch of a Memorial Hermann Urgent Care at Washington Avenue and Fowler in early 2016.
“Our name change is a direct reflection of the growth and evolution we have seen in our community over the past several years,” said Senior Vice President and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights CEO Susan Jadlowski. “The name change to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights and our continual expansion of services – like the planned Convenient Care Center and Urgent Care– is a declaration to our patients and staff that we are dedicated to providing expert quality healthcare as members of the Greater Heights community.”
The new name is one of many changes at the hospital. Already home to a number of nationally-accredited programs, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, located at Loop 610 and Ella Blvd, has steadily broadened its spectrum of service and specialties in recent years. The hospital added 88 credentialed physicians in the last year and plans to hire 150 staff by the end of 2016.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights also hosted or sponsored 20 community wellness events in the past year and actively supports school programs in the area.
There is more to come from the hospital. Within the next two years, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights will be able to provide access to the various levels of care provided by Memorial Hermann.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights recently had plans approved for a 44,000-square-foot Convenient Care Center in the Heights. The planned facility will provide one-stop, highly-coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation, outpatient imaging and lab services, and a 24-hour emergency room to the area when it is completed in 2017.
In early 2016, the new Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in the Heights will offer the surrounding communities the ease and convenience of extended medical care while also serving as an extension of a primary care physician’s office. The Memorial Hermann Urgent Care will not require an appointment, but will provide walk-in care for non-life-threatening health conditions and will be staffed with board-certified Memorial Hermann Medical Group family medicine physicians. It is the second such facility, joining its sister site in Friendswood.
The look of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights will also soon change. Future enhancements include a new hospital entrance on the south side of the facility, an additional hybrid surgical suite and stateof- the-art renovation of the first floor for expanded rehabilitation services.
“Houston and the Greater Heights have changed and will likely continue to change,” Jadlowski said.