Kingwood Medical announces $71 million expansion
Monday, June 11, 2012
Kingwood Medical Center announced a $71 million expansion project to begin in August last week.
“Our top priority is to deliver high quality, cost-effective health care to the communities we serve,” Melinda Stephenson CEO of Kingwood Medical Center said. “The enhancements we are planning will allow our medical staff and outstanding team of employees to continue our mission to provide the safest and most expedited care for women, infants, and children in a new and modern environment conducive to healing.”
The includes a 155,000 square-foot tower for expanded services for women neonatal care along with administrative support and approximately 185 parking spaces will also be added on campus.
“Kingwood Medical Center is the leading provider of women’s and children’s care for Northeast Houston. Our team delivered more than 2,200 babies last year. An expanded newborn nursery will provide us with the best in aesthetics and comfort for our newborns, as well as offer our physicians and staff the most modern and efficient work environment,” Chief Nursing Officer Becky Harmon said.
“New serene patient rooms and expanded services are geared toward continuing the healing environment for which Kingwood Medical Center is renowned,” said Megan Marietta, Chief Operations Officer. “Our new high risk Ante Partum unit will be geared for patients needing to stay in the hospital for extended periods of time prior to the delivery. Our new Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians will be available to provide consultation on site for patients needing a higher level of care.”
The hospital currently employs more than 1,100 people across multiple campuses. One hundred new jobs are various areas are anticipated from this completed expansion.
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