As Houston and its surrounding communities grow, Texas Children’s Hospital continues to expand as well. Texas Children’s is not only committed to meeting the needs of patients and families we serve, but we are committed to doing that in a way that works for them. For so many, this means providing care close to home. That’s exactly why we are building Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.
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. In order to meet this need, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a 560,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, is being designed specifically to serve children and families. We are proud that the hospital will be the first dedicated to children’s care in The Woodlands community.
Outpatient services are now offered at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. The Outpatient Building houses 72 exam rooms and nearly 20 areas of specialized care including cardiology, sports medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology and hematology/oncology. Inpatient services, including the emergency center, will open in 2017. The hospital will house 32 inpatient rooms, 25 emergency center exam rooms, four operating rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 28 critical care rooms, with plans to add up to 200 additional beds in the future to meet community needs.
Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is led by Michelle Riley-Brown, president, Dr. Charles Hankins, chief medical officer and Dr. Jeffrey Shilt, chief surgical officer. 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. The hospital 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. For more information, visit texaschildrens.org/woodlands.