Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, a mainstay of the Memorial Villages and trusted healthcare provider of residents in Greater and West Houston, turned 50 this year.
Built in 1971 by Joe Johnson, the pioneer developer of the Memorial City area and founder of MetroNational, Memorial City General Hospital opened with less than 100 beds and one professional office building. Over the next 20 years, the hospital expanded its offerings with the addition of Gynecology, Cardiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Oncology and Radiation Therapy. It also expanded its footprint with two new wings and a second professional office building. In 1994, the hospital merged with Memorial Healthcare, ultimately becoming part of the Memorial Hermann Health System (Memorial Hermann) in 1997.
“Providing quality health care has been part of the Memorial City goal of a city-within-a-city since its inception.” said Jason Johnson, Vice President and Chairman of MetroNational. “We are overwhelmed with pride for the amount of growth, both in the size and quality of services, in the medical center over the past 50 years, and we look forward to what is to come in the future.”
Today, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is nestled in the heart of West Houston. Anchored by the 33-story Memorial Hermann Tower, the campus boasts 1,400 affiliated medical staff physicians representing more than 100 medical specialties, 1,800 employees, 444 licensed hospital beds and nationally recognized, high-quality care previously found only in the Texas Medical Center.
“We are proud to have deep roots in Memorial,” said Paul O’Sullivan, CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City. “In a sense, we have grown up alongside this community, expanding our services and specialties to keep pace with its needs.”
Specialty services offered at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center include:
In the last five years the medical center received numerous local and national awards highlighting its commitment to superior quality and safety including the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Complex Teaching Medical Centers, Magnet® recognition for Excellence in Nursing, The Quality Texas Foundation’s Texas Award for Performance Excellence, and a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics). It also added an Amputation Prevention Center and a Neuro Acute Care Unit, as well as a Structural Heart Program before the pandemic changed the course of the healthcare landscape.
“Memorial Hermann Memorial City has progressed and developed in so many ways since its founding in 1971, but one thing has remained the same - our commitment to this community,” added O’Sullivan. “While the last 18 months have certainly proven that a lot can change in a short period of time, our mission to improve the health of those we serve is more focused than ever.”