Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Breaks Ground on New Orthopedics Facility
Sugar Land, TX News (June 23, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently celebrated the official groundbreaking on a new 60,000-square-foot home for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
The state-of-the-art facility – on the corner of Highway 59 and Sweetwater Boulevard – will allow Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to move from its current location on Highway 6 and Brooks Street to the Houston Methodist Sugar Land campus, with easy access to the hospital and its diagnostic imaging and other services.
“Orthopedics and sports medicine are among the fastest growing specialties of care in Fort Bend and Southwest Houston, and this amazing new facility will be a tremendous benefit to our patients, bringing all our related services together at one site on the hospital campus,” said Chris Siebenaler, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO.
In addition, the new building will include space for physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, an outside training facility for athletes recovering from injury, a sports medicine urgent care clinic, and a sports performance training program. The building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015.
“Having a facility like this on campus is a major step forward for our physicians, staff, and patients,” says Dr. Carl Hicks of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “From diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, we will have everything a patient needs at one site, in a comfortable, convenient environment that is specially designed for orthopedics and sports medicine. We are thrilled to be moving to the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus and we know the new facility will enable us to provide an even higher level of care and service to our patients.”
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has long been a leader in helping patients from Fort Bend and surrounding areas recover from sports-related or other orthopedic injuries or conditions. The practice includes 12 physicians, fellowship trained in their individual specialties, and with extensive experience and training. Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians work in concert with the practice’s physical therapy staff to design and implement customized physical and occupational therapy programs to speed healing and make it possible for patients to achieve the fastest possible return to full and pain-free function.
“This new facility will allow us to provide even more services to our growing community,” says Dr. Ray Valdez with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We are looking forward to having more space to develop our sports performance training program for athletes and also very excited to offer our patients and the community a sports medicine urgent care clinic.”