FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Debra Burbridge, Vice President of Marketing
HCA Gulf Coast Division
Kim Mathes, Marketing Director
HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division Breaks Ground on Pearland Medical Center
Specialties in Orthopedics, Women’s Services, Emergency Care and Cardiovascular Health Planned to Meet Needs of Growing Community
September 17, 2013 – HCA Gulf Coast Division President Maura Walsh, along with Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Manvel Mayor Delores Martin, HealthOne 24 Hour Emergency Care – Pearland Medical Director Earl Miller, M.D., and HCA Gulf Coast Division Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Sliwinski broke ground Tuesday, September 17, 2013, for the new $71 million Pearland Medical Center.
“The Pearland Medical Center groundbreaking emphasizes HCA Gulf Coast Division’s long-standing commitment to the residents of Pearland and Brazoria County by providing convenient, high-quality healthcare close to home,” Walsh said. “As an HCA affiliated hospital, Pearland Medical Center joins our continuum of nine other Houston-area medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, and off-campus emergency centers.”
The 144,000-square-foot, 30 bed acute-care hospital will open in the Fall of 2014 and feature surgical suites, medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds and a 24-hour emergency department. Imaging services will include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, a catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. The Center’s new women’s services will provide digital mammography, labor and delivery suites, cesarean-section operating rooms and a newborn nursery.
The new hospital will be located at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and Shadow Creek Parkway on a 48-acre site currently home to a full-service, freestanding emergency department, imaging center and 3-story, 80,000 square foot medical office building. Construction is scheduled to start in October 2013.
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 9 hospitals, 9 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, 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. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com
About Pearland Medical Center
Pearland Medical Center, expected to open in the Fall of 2014, is a new patient-centered hospital that expands HCA’s long-standing commitment to providing high-quality healthcare close to home. The 144,000 square-foot facility will feature surgical suites, cesarean-section rooms, a general nursery, digital mammography, and a 24-hour emergency department. Imaging services will include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, a catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. As an HCA affiliated hospital, Pearland Medical Center joins a continuum of 9 other Houston-area medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, off-campus emergency centers and a regional transfer center that provides ground and air transportation to and from any HCA Coast Division Affiliated Hospital. Visit www.pearlandmc.com
for updates and more information.
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