July 28, 2016

Tomball Regional Medical Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary - Mayoral Proclamation Issued to Acknowledge the Hospital’s Contributions

TOMBALL, Texas – July 28, 2016 – Yesterday, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) hosted a reception at the hospital to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan issued a formal proclamation in honor of the many years of service TRMC has provided to the community.

Mayor Fagan thanked TRMC for its work to meet the increased demand for healthcare by expanding its services and continuing to support those services and programs that have proven to work for the betterment of the community. Some of TRMC’s most recent investments to increase access to care and offer innovative services and treatments to patients include the expansion of the hospital’s emergency department, construction of a free-standing emergency department in Magnolia, availability of the most current minimally invasive robotic surgery technology, and the opening of the Tomball Regional Orthopedic Center and more.

“We are honored to receive this proclamation from the office of the mayor and are grateful to those who helped us celebrate this important milestone,” said Tom Jackson, CEO. “These achievements have been possible because of the support of our local officials, community leaders, dedicated employees and, most importantly, the patients who choose our hospital.”

TRMC opened its doors as Tomball Community Hospital in 1976 with a vision of providing its residents with high quality healthcare close to home. Soon after, rapid growth and a demand for more medical care and physicians would see the hospital expand to a 140-bed facility from its original 70-licensed beds.

Bruce Hillegeist, President of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, is a native Tomball resident whose memories of the once small town include many of the hospital in which he was also born. As a child, he was a patient of Dr. Norman Graham, one of the hospital’s founding fathers, and his uncle, Earl Hillegeist, was a hospital board member who was present during the 1976 groundbreaking.

“Tomball boasts a medical center at its heart - a place of care and comfort, offering years of healing, helping and hope,” said Hillegeist. “The TRMC tower is a symbol of quality and professional healthcare in Tomball.”

As Northwest Houston continues to experience exceptional population growth, Jackson said TRMC is prepared to accommodate the increasing needs of the community and to carry on the legacy that was put forth by the hospital’s founders.

"With such a rich history as our foundation, we look forward to another 40 years of delivering high quality healthcare and service to the Northwest Houston community,” said Jackson.

About Tomball Regional Medical Center 

Tomball Regional Medical Center is a 350-bed hospital in Tomball, Texas that is accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a wide variety of services to the community including emergency care, labor and delivery, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), general surgery, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, acute inpatient rehabilitation, sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient testing, robotics, wound care and many others. The hospital’s 150-acre campus also features designated specialty centers: The Tomball Regional Orthopedic Center, The Women’s Center, Texas Sports Medicine Center, The Heart Center and the Tomball Regional Medical Center Wound and Hyperbaric Center.