Memorial Hermann latest health care system to announce Pearland project

Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston's largest health care provider, announced April 1 that it will build a multipurpose complex on its 40-acre site in Pearland.

Memorial Hermann currently has an outpatient imaging center, diagnostic lab services and medical office building on the property. The system plans to expand its presence in the area with a convenient care center, scheduled to open this year. In addition, Memorial Hermann will build a medical campus with a 64-bed acute care hospital, scheduled to open in 2015.

“This new medical campus gives Pearland and surrounding areas better access to the expertise of Memorial Hermann and provides a place for medical professionals and the region’s top specialists to care for their patients closer to home,” Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann, said in a statement.

Memorial Hermann is the latest provider to target Pearland for expansion.

In October, HCA Gulf Coast Division said it will break ground this year on a $71 million medical center on 48 acres it owns in Pearland.

University General Health Systems Inc. recently closed on 32 acres where it plans to build a $70 million complex, including a hospital, senior living complex and medical office building, said President Donald Sapaugh, who predicts the facility will support about 400 jobs.

Source: Houston Business Journal