Hospital adds three operating rooms, expands services to meet growing demand for high-acuity surgeries
Houston, TX – West Houston Medical Center, an HCA-affiliated hospital, today announced the completion of a $16 million surgical suite expansion project. In addition to building three new operating rooms (ORs), the hospital built a new pharmacy and expanded its sterile processing department and post-anesthesia care (PACU) unit.
For patients, the expanded surgical suite means improved access to complex surgical care. Each of the three rooms has a unique design, featuring state-of-the-art equipment for orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, minimally-invasive surgery and neurosurgery. For surgeons and the clinical support teams, these enhancements provide the most advanced clinical technology available and the infrastructure to support growing demand for higher-acuity surgeries in the West Houston corridor.
Along with expanding the campus, the hospital has advanced its clinical expertise with the addition of a nurse educator and two nurse practitioners dedicated to the surgery department. Together, this team plays a crucial role in streamlining the hospital’s clinical processes to ensure timely care for every patient.
“With this investment, we will be able to expand our capacity for more complex procedures and provide greater access for patients to stay close to home when they need care the most,” said Megan Marietta, CEO of West Houston Medical Center. “Above all else, it’s our mission and commitment to provide the highest quality of care and we look forward to serving West Houston and our surrounding communities for years to come.”
The expansion marks the first of a series of expected capital investments in the hospital, including a first floor and exterior renovation and a new dedicated neurological recovery unit, both scheduled for 2019.
About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division affiliated hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division is the most comprehensive medical provider in the Houston area and part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 179 hospitals in the United States and England.