Sugar Land, TX News (June 1, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated the official groundbreaking for its new six-story patient tower in May.
The new tower – part of a $131 million expansion effort under way at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – will add 104 beds, primarily for intensive care and medical/surgical patients, and will provide space for future growth as needed. Once the new tower joins the Main and Sweetwater Pavilions on campus, the hospital’s total capacity will reach 347 beds.
“Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to grow to meet the needs of the community,” says CEO Chris Siebenaler. “Our investment in new facilities, like our new patient tower, enables us to continue to expand our service offerings and provide the latest and most sophisticated procedures right here in Fort Bend.”
The new tower should be open for patients in the Spring of 2016.
The patient tower is just one of five major projects included in the hospital’s current expansion plan, which also includes construction of a new 60,000-square-foot facility for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, expansion and relocation of the Heart Center and a stand-alone Emergency Care Center to serve residents of Missouri City.
The relocation of the Heart Center will free up existing space to renovate and double the size of the hospital’s Birthing Center to support the growing maternity and newborn needs of our community.
“Our expansion effort was undertaken following an extensive strategic review to determine what the community’s medical needs were today, as well as what they will be in the next 10 to 20 years,” said Siebenaler.