CYPRESS, Texas, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A burst of energy has entered the Cypress area with the opening of Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. The 32-acre master-planned campus hosts an 81-bed hospital with state-of the-art operating rooms, an intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
"Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital is focused on providing a superior patient experience. From the design of the facility to the selection of the staff, we sought to create an environment that really thought about the patient's needs. We believe we will quickly become the healthcare provider of choice for Cypress and the surrounding communities," says Scott Barbe, Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Cypress.
The more than 100 Memorial Hermann Cypress affiliated physicians span more than 20 specialties, including orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, general surgery, cardiology and OB/GYN. They will be supported by a medical staff with more than 2,200 combined years of experience.
"I am especially proud of the nurses we have hired at Memorial Hermann Cypress," said Jessica Rivas, Chief Nursing Officer for the hospital. "For areas like our NICU, many of our nurses have specialty certifications. We hope patients will rest easy, knowing everyone caring for them is both highly trained and compassionate."
Memorial Hermann Cypress was completed on a 24-month accelerated construction schedule and is currently one of the country's largest tilt wall hospitals. In a tilt-up construction project, the building's walls are poured on site in large slabs of concrete and then raised into position. In total, the facility contains 20,000 cubic yards of concrete, more than 2,500 tons of steel framing, and 211 miles of data cables. In order to accommodate future growth, the Cypress campus master plan also includes the capacity to nearly double the number of inpatient beds to 145 in the current patient bed tower, the construction of a dedicated Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helipad and space for two additional patient bed towers and two additional medical plazas.
"We really focused on the future when designing these buildings," said Kyle Stanzel, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Hermann Cypress. "We wanted to ensure our campus would be ready and able to grow alongside this already quickly growing community when the time comes and that need is there."
The new campus successfully connects the Cypress community to Memorial Hermann's fully integrated, comprehensive care network which includes more than 250 care delivery sites, each one offering world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care and leading-edge technology. The system, with its exceptional affiliated medical staff and more than 25,000 employees, is committed to providing compassionate, superior service while advancing health in Southeast Texas.
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SOURCE Memorial Hermann Health System