Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands to bring dedicated pediatric care to growing community

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will open its doors in 2017, bringing specialty care closer to home for the rapidly growing population of The Woodlands and communities north of Houston. The 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is being designed specifically to serve children and families and will be the first hospital devoted to children’s care in The Woodlands community.

“We are thrilled to continue our commitment to providing high-quality pediatric care to The Woodlands community,” said Michelle Riley-Brown, president of Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. “We look forward to providing access to even more subspecialty services in a convenient location for patients and families.”

The communities in this area are some of the fastest-growing in the nation, with a combined population already exceeding 1.1 million. The pediatric population alone is projected to grow to more than 350,000 in the next three years. Families have been driving more than 35 miles to get to a dedicated pediatric emergency center and specialized inpatient care. When illness or injury threatens the life of a child, that’s just too far to go. Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will meet this need.

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will offer inpatient and outpatient specialty pediatric care in areas including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine, and physical rehabilitation.

Led by Riley-Brown and chief medical officer Dr. Charles Hankins, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will include 25 emergency center rooms, 72 outpatient exam rooms, 12 radiology rooms, four operating rooms, and 32 acute care beds at opening with expansion plans in place to accommodate future growth. In addition to serving families throughout The Woodlands, Texas Children’s anticipates serving families in counties throughout Greater North Houston including Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto, and Hardin counties and beyond.

“As we move closer to opening our doors, we have connected with organizations throughout the community in order to be a good neighbor,” added Riley-Brown. “In the future, we will host and sponsor many events to bring families in The Woodlands together.”

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands building project is part of Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children’s Hospital. The goal of the comprehensive $475 million fundraising effort is to help ensure that Texas Children’s continues to meet the needs of the patients it serves 5, 10 and even 20 years from now.