HOUSTON (April 13, 2015)

In a move to increase access to convenient, high-quality and comprehensive orthopedic care, Memorial Hermann has acquired Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (HOSH), a highly regarded orthopedic and spine hospital in the region. The hospital, renamed the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, strengthens the Memorial Hermann Health System’s orthopedic and spine services in the Greater Houston area.

Centrally located in Bellaire, Texas near The Galleria®, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital joins Memorial Hermann’s already well-established and wide-reaching network of orthopedic, spine and joint replacement facilities and services, which includes three Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institutes and seven Memorial Hermann Joint Centers. The Joint Center that previously operated out of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center will move to Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital.

“Memorial Hermann has achieved unprecedented growth and success over the last decade in our orthopedic and spine service lines, which has allowed our System to meet the growing demand in our community,” said Dan Wolterman, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “HOSH has an outstanding clinical reputation, as well as a dedicated employee base and a strong medical staff that adds tremendous value to Memorial Hermann’s highly regarded orthopedic and spine services.”

To ensure a seamless transition for all patients, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital will operate under business-as-usual status with full integration of HOSH employees.

“It is an honor to become part of a health system that has set such a high standard for patient experience and quality care in the Houston area for more than 100 years,” said Hank Blum, MD, who has served as Governing Board Chair of HOSH since its inception. “It is an exciting time for our hospital and we look forward to continuing, and expanding, our well-earned and awarded reputation for excellence in orthopedics, joint and spinal care.”

In addition to the services offered through the established Joint Center, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital offers an extensive range of orthopedic specialties, such as inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care, sports medicine, orthopedic and neurological spine surgery and pain management. Operating since 2006, the surgical hospital has 64 beds and 10 operating rooms, all of which will be licensed under Memorial Hermann-TMC.

“We are thrilled to welcome the physicians and staff at HOSH to Memorial Hermann,” said Craig Cordola, Regional President at Memorial Hermann. “They have established an outstanding clinical reputation within the community for their advanced specialty services. We look forward to working together to work as a single entity with a common vision and goal: to advance the health of the Greater Houston area and provide the very best care to our patients.”

Memorial Hermann’s comprehensive orthopedic services include: knee; hip; shoulder; foot and ankle; spine and back; and elbow, hand and wrist care. Memorial Hermann’s prestigious staff of affiliated physicians includes head team physicians for the Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, the University of Houston Cougars and many area public and private high schools.

“This acquisition underscores our dedication to our renowned orthopedic services,” said Walter Lowe, MD, Medical Director, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “We’re fully committed to providing high-quality, orthopedic and spine services to the communities we serve and investments like these are testaments to the future of orthopedic care in our region.”

For more information on Memorial Hermann’s orthopedic services, please visit Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital.