Medical Center
October 14, 2020

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center will embark on a comprehensive enhancement and expansion of its operating rooms, clinical areas, nursing units and public spaces, another step in the growth of the boutique surgical and procedural hospital.

The improvements at the nearly 400,000 square-foot specialty care hospital are scheduled to begin by the end of the year.

Details of the project include:

  • an additional cardiovascular operating room
  • the enhancement of robotic operating rooms, operating suites and pre/post-surgery areas
  • an upgrade and expansion of areas for digestive disease care
  • the renovation and expansion of nursing units, surgery waiting rooms and the hospital’s front entrance.

Heitkamp Swift Architects and general contractor DPR Construction are leading the project’s construction team.

The announcement comes as HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center nears the completion of new cardiac catheterization labs, enhanced operating rooms and labs and the continued development of its robotic program.

“Providing our physicians and healthcare teams the most advanced surgical and diagnostic equipment is critical to helping fulfill our mission to meet the health needs and expectations of the patients and communities we serve,” says Peyton Elliott, chief executive officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center.

Dr. Randall Stenoien, the hospital’s chief of staff added, “This new project provides the advanced infrastructure needed to provide the highest level of subspecialty care in a modern, safe environment, mirroring the aspirations of the physician leaders who founded this hospital 45 years ago.”

Most recently, the 444-bed specialty hospital earned recognition for advancements in cardiac care including accreditation for non-surgical Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and as a STEMI Receiving Center for meeting or exceeding quality of care for those experiencing an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) heart attack.

“Our eyes are laser focused on becoming a global leader in cardiac care,” says Dr. Pranav Loyalka, medical director of HCA Houston Healthcare’s Structural Heart Disease, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support. “This renovation and expansion certainly continues the hospital on this course.”

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center has been recognized with the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and a Five-Star Patient Quality Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It also has added leading physicians in cardiovascular services and colorectal surgery.

“We’ve also added leading physicians in cardiovascular services and colorectal surgery as we continue to offer the highest level of care,” adds Dr. Eric Haas, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center’s medical director of colorectal surgery.

The hospital is one of HCA Houston Healthcare’s three specialty care facilities along with the nearby Texas Orthopedic Hospital, an international destination for patients seeking specialty orthopedic care, and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the state’s premier facility dedicated to the health of women and infants.

Located in Houston’s Museum District at 1313 Hermann Drive, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center is easily accessible for both patients and physicians. Having served the community for 45 years, the hospital is known for excellence in cardiovascular care, bariatric surgery and orthopedics.