ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Houston Methodist as its 2015 Owner of the Year.
Each year, ENR’s regional editions select an owner to spotlight based on several criteria: the number and size of current projects under way and in development; sustainability goals; diversity; innovation; and reputation in the industry.
Past winners include the Texas Dept. of Transportation in 2014, Dallas Area Rapid Transit in 2013 and DFW International Airport in 2012.
Houston Methodist is a nonprofit health care organization based in Houston. The organization is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in 11 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Best Hospitals” issue, and again was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas and No. 1 in the Houston area. Additionally, Houston Methodist was recently named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the 10th year in a row.
Several major projects are in the works for Houston Methodist, including one major project that sits on ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 top starts list, the $328 million Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. This new 470,000-sq-ft hospital will be the eighth in the Houston Methodist system.
Other projects include:
- A new $540 million inpatient tower next to Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. It will replace patient beds in Houston Methodist Hospital’s original Main building and add highly advanced heart and neurosurgery operating rooms;
- A $131 million expansion effort at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, including five major projects: a new patient tower, a new 60,000-square-foot facility for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, expansion and relocation of the Heart Center and a stand-alone Emergency Care Center to serve residents of Missouri City; and
- The Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center, a 9,600 sq ft facility, that will contain 10 treatment rooms, general radiology capabilities, CT imaging, ultrasound and full on-site laboratory services.
In February 2015, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital also expanded services in Northwest Houston with the opening of a new 36-bed patient care unit in the hospital’s North Pavilion.
Beyond the expansions, Houston Methodist also contributes millions of dollars to community outreach through charity care, agency funding and numerous local initiatives. For example, Houston Methodist’s contributions to community benefits in 2011 alone totaled $624 million.
Be sure to read more about Houston Methodist’s growth plans and activities in the April 20 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana!