Pearland Medical Center breaks ground

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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, 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.

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