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HCA Houston Healthcare Selects Pearland for HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement

For Immediate Release
February 26, 2020

Melissa Black
Pearland Economic Development Corporation

HCA Houston Healthcare Selects Pearland for HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement
New 48,400 square-foot, state of the art training facility under construction in Pearland Town Center

PEARLAND, Texas — Leadership from the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) are pleased to announce HCA Houston Healthcare’s decision to choose Pearland as the location for its HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement. HCA Houston Healthcare celebrated with a ground breaking for the Center on February 26, 2020.

HCA Houston Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare in the Houston area, treats almost a million patients every year. With an employee base of 15,000, HCA Houston Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 13 hospitals, 10 outpatient surgery centers, 11 freestanding emergency centers and numerous freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities in the greater Houston area.

The HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement marks the second major expansion in Pearland by HCA in the past five years. HCA Healthcare Houston opened its Pearland hospital, a 144,000 square-foot, acute care hospital featuring surgical suites, medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, an emergency department, and an imaging department, in 2015.

The PEDC and city officials began recruitment efforts for this project with HCA Houston Healthcare and CBL & Associates in 2018. The 48,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art training center will house high-fidelity hospital simulation labs, connected classrooms and de-briefing rooms, where the health system’s nearly 7,000 nurses will receive ongoing clinical education and training. The center will also serve as a hub for all HCA Houston Healthcare new hire orientations and the division’s Leadership and Organizational Development training. The center is scheduled to be open in early 2021.

“We are proud to have one of the nation’s outstanding integrated health systems select Pearland as the location for this advanced training facility,” stated Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “It has been a long-standing goal of our community to cultivate a broad spectrum of life science and healthcare related organizations in our City and HCA Houston Healthcare’s selection of Pearland adds another stellar organization to our community’s lineup of health-focused employers.”

Multiple life science and healthcare employers have been recruited to Pearland by PEDC in recent years, including Lonza’s 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility – the largest dedicated cell-and-gene-therapy manufacturing facility in the world – and Kelsey Seybold’s 170,000 square-foot administrative headquarters.

The HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement will be developed and owned by CBL & Associates, and located in the Pearland Town Center. The Pearland Town Center, also owned and managed by CBL & Associates, is located near the intersection of Broadway and State Highway 288 and is the region’s premier lifestyle center shopping destination. Completed in 2008 and continuing to grow, Pearland Town Center provides retail, residential, office and hotel space within the 937,000 sq. ft. open-air location.


About PEDC
Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation promotes, assists and enhances the economic development activities and quality of life within Pearland, Texas. In bringing new and existing businesses to the area, the organization attracts capital investment to add to the city’s tax base and helps to increase the number of employment opportunities for residents. For more information, visit pearlandedc.com.

About the City of Pearland
The City of Pearland is a full-service local government serving residents and businesses of a dynamic and diverse metropolitan suburb immediately south of Houston. Strategically located between the Texas Medical Center, Port of Houston, and Hobby Airport, Pearland itself offers a range of quality housing, retail, and office areas supported by first-class public service, parks, and recreation opportunities. The city boasts 125,000 residents by last estimate and is positioned for well-planned growth and quality of life. Over 650 dedicated public servants at the City of Pearland endeavor to make Pearland the most attractive and desirable Houston suburb available. For more information, please visit pearlandtx.gov.


Rendering of HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement in Pearland


From left to right: Teir Allender – CBL & Associates, Kelli Nations – HCA Houston Healthcare, Antonio Johnson – PEDC Board of Directors, Troy Villarreal – HCA Houston Healthcare, Adrian Hernandez – Pearland City Councilmember, Mayor Tom Reid – City of Pearland, Brandon Dansby, PEDC Board of Directors, Mona Chavarria – PEDC Board of Directors, David Wagner – HCA Houston Healthcare, Matt Buchanan, PEDC President