HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Heights now has a hospital to call its own – Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital – and along with it new service offerings that will significantly expand access to quality health care for area residents.
"Our name change is a direct reflection of the growth and evolution we have seen in our community over the past several years," said Senior Vice President and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights CEO Susan Jadlowski. "The name change to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights and our continual expansion of services – like the planned Convenient Care Center and Urgent Care– is a declaration to our patients and staff that we are dedicated to providing expert quality healthcare as members of the Greater Heights community."
The new name is one of many changes at the hospital. Already home to a number of nationally-accredited programs, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, located at Loop 610 and Ella Blvd, has steadily broadened its spectrum of service and specialties in recent years. The hospital added 88 credentialed physicians in the last year and plans to hire 150 staff by the end of 2016.
"We are proud to have Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital as a great community partner," said Craig Atkinson, Chairman of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce. "For nearly 50 years, the hospital has provided a wide range of medical specialties to our growing community and has been an instrumental partner to many businesses in this community."
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights also hosted or sponsored 20 community wellness events in the past year and actively supports school programs in the area. To commemorate and celebrate the name change, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights will host a community event on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is more to come from the hospital. Within the next two years, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights will be able provide access to the various levels of care provided by Memorial Hermann.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights recently had plans approved for a 44,000-square-foot Convenient Care Center in the Heights. The planned facility will provide one-stop, highly-coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation, outpatient imaging and lab services, and a 24-hour emergency room to the area when it is completed in 2017.
In early 2016, the new Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in the Heights will offer the surrounding communities the ease and convenience of extended medical care while also serving as an extension of a primary care physician's office. The Memorial Hermann Urgent Care will not require an appointment but will provide walk-in care for non-life-threatening health conditions and will be staffed with board-certified Memorial Hermann Medical Group family medicine physicians. It is the second such facility, joining its sister site in Friendswood.
The look of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights will also soon change. Future enhancements include a new hospital entrance on the south side of the facility, an additional hybrid surgical suite and state-of-the-art renovation of the first floor for expanded rehabilitation services.
"Houston and the Greater Heights have changed and will likely continue to change," Jadlowski said. "Our commitment to providing excellent patient service and expertise at every level of care is steadfast and we will always adapt to meet the needs of our growing community."
A full-service facility that originally opened its doors in 1966, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights is a 260-bed hospital with 1,200 employees. More than 500 affiliated physicians provide vast medical specialty service to the campus, including heart and vascular, cancer screening and treatment, total joint replacement, top tier rehabilitation, women's care and a Level III Trauma emergency center.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights proudly serves The Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Rice Military neighborhoods, and many other communities in the area.
To learn more about Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, its recent improvements or for a full list of services, visit memorialhermann.org/heights.