February 27, 2018

L to R: Todd Caliva,John Armor,Gina Garrison,Matt Mathias,Mainland Medical Center CEO Tripp Montalbo,MarKaye Bennett,Richard Gornto,Kay Stenzel,Kitty Potter,Melissa Amie,Emergency Director medical director Dr. Tarek Koussayer and Dr. Bernard Milstein

Texas City, Texas – Mainland Medical Center is excited to announce it is entering the next phase of its $5 million emergency room expansion and renovation project.  The project began in early February and has now reached a significant milestone.  For the past few weeks, construction crews have worked inside and outside the main emergency room to upgrade some of the patient care rooms and prepare the area for the next stage of construction.

“Galveston County is growing,” said Mainland Medical Center’s chief executive officer Tripp Montalbo. “This renovation and expansion project is driven by the community’s increased demand for our emergency services.  By expanding our emergency room, we’ll be able to streamline care and treat patients even more timely and efficiently.”

Upon completion, the emergency room will have 13 additional private patient rooms as well as an enhanced interior aesthetics to the existing Emergency Department. The project will also feature a revamped waiting room with a self-service check-in kiosk, triage area and EMS lounge.

 “We know construction can be challenging for patients and visitors, which is why we are doing everything we can to minimize any disruption, while allowing us to continue to provide the same excellent experience to our patients during construction,” said Montalbo. 

About Mainland Medical Center - a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

Mainland Medical Center has been an integral part of Galveston Country for more than 60 years. Mainland Medical Center offers services in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, physical therapy, radiology, total joint replacements, hyperbaric medicine diagnostic/imaging services and wound care facilities. It is part of HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging services in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Comprised of 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division is the largest provider of health care in the Houston area. For more information, visit