Looking to better serve the Bay Area Houston community, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has invested $92 million in a comprehensive expansion that included the addition of a new patient tower.
An official grand opening event was held on June 17, during which members of the community were given tours of the entire facility. The event also included proclamations from the city of Webster, presented by the Hon. Mayor Floyd H. Myers, as well as from the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, presented by Chairman of the Board Mike Furin and President Cindy Herrald.
The tower boasts 155,000 square feet of new construction and 90,000 square feet of renovations. Added to the west side of the existing hospital, the tower includes a 16-bed observation unit on the first floor, surgical suites on the second and an intensive-care unit on the third. The new tower was designed to feature an expansive main lobby, a spacious outpatient waiting area and separate surgery and ICU waiting areas.
The existing facility will now provide new Caesarean suites, remodeled patient rooms, an all-new labor and delivery unit, as well as a new antepartum unit. The architectural firm of Perkins+Will designed the renovation.
“The nearly $150 million the hospital has invested in capital in the Bay Area in the last six years has made a significant impact on our local economy,” said Bob Mitchell, President of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. “Because of their Heart and Vascular Hospital and now this $92 million expansion, healthcare – and specifically Clear Lake Regional Medical Center – is a pillar in our community.”
The hospital, which opened in 1972, is the largest in the Southeast Houston region and was recently named “Best Hospital in the Bay Area.” CLRMC currently employs approximately 2,000 staff and is served by about 900 physicians in multiple specialties.
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