Memorial Hermann began seeing patients in its “first-of-its-kind” Convenient Care Center Jan. 7. The $7.4 million center boasts 30,000 square feet, tailored to take the headache out of health care. At the dedication ceremony held Jan. 3, Trey Kramer, assistant superintendent of high schools for Humble ISD, was among those addressing a large crowd of attendees there to see the facility for the first time and take a guided tour. Kramer has been actively working for and with the community, particularly in the Summerwood and Fall Creek areas, and expressed his excitement about what the center will mean to area residents. “We are thrilled to welcome Memorial Hermann’s first Convenient Care Center to our community,” said Kramer. “I am a resident of this area, and what’s most important to me, my family and other members of the Summer Creek community, is that we now have a facility that offers a variety of health care services all under one roof.” What distinguishes the facility from other health care centers is that it will provide an array of services orchestrated for a seamless transition from one area of need to another. Housed in the thoughtfully designed and aesthetically appealing facility are primary care (adult and pediatric), specialty doctors, lab services, comprehensive radiology services, wellness, prevention, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and a 24-hour emergency room which has adult and pediatric trauma treatment rooms. President and CEO of Memorial Hermann, Dan Wolterman, described how Memorial Hermann stands out among its competition. “Simply, when it comes to quality and safety, Memorial Hermann is among the best in the nation, and second to none in Texas,” said Wolterman. “As a system, we are on a journey to eliminate all potential sources of patient harm from all our facilities.” Wolterman went on to say that while they are proud of those accomplishments, the most important aspect of quality and safety in health care is the confidence it provides to those who access it. “We hope that it gives them [families] some peace of mind knowing that the clinical staff at all of our hospitals is committed to providing them with the safest and highest quality of care available,” said Wolterman. The center is located at Beltway 8 and West Lake Houston Parkway, just in front of Summer Creek High School. For more information, call 281-436-8800. Photo: Memorial Hermann’s model Convenient Care Center opened at Beltway 8 and West Lake Houston Parkway last week. Hospital representatives said they are pleased with the location and expect the model, which includes multi-services under one roof, to lead to others of its kind in Memorial Hermann’s service areas. Chuck Stokes, Memorial Hermann COO, left, and Chief Regional Operations Officer Rod Brace helped dedicate the system’s first Convenient Care Center Jan. 3. Photo by Patsy Oliver