SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (April 20, 2016)

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Iron Man Sports Medicine InstituteThe Sugar Land community now has access to a dynamic array of sports medicine experts and comprehensive testing and training for competitive and recreational athletes of all ages with the opening recently of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute on the campus of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

The opening marks the fourth Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute – the leading authority in sports medicine in the greater Houston region.

“Since 2007, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute has been treating athletes throughout the city, and bringing this comprehensive Institute to the Sugar Land area allows us to expand our reach into one of the fastest growing areas in Houston,” said Jim Brown, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Ambulatory Services and Orthopedics. “With a population that continues to grow, expansive public school districts as well as universities and the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team, we hope to continue to be a valued partner and asset to the communities we serve.”

The new 15,000 square-foot, cutting-edge facility, is located in Memorial Hermann Sugar Land’s new Medical Plaza 2 building at 17520 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 100. The building recently opened as part of a $93 million campus expansion.

“What truly sets this facility apart in Sugar Land is the variety of services that are offered,” said Dr. Walt Lowe, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. “From treating sports-related injuries and concussions, to offering guidance on nutrition, our convenient and comprehensive sports medicine is unmatched in the area.”

The Institute in Sugar Land will join Memorial Hermann’s comprehensive orthopedic network that includes sister sites in the Texas Medical Center, Memorial City and The Woodlands and will offer physician services, physical therapy, human performance training and testing, and sports nutrition counseling. Consistent with the other Institutes in Houston, it will also be staffed by UT Physicians who are fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who serve on the faculty of UTHealth.

“Patients can expect the highest quality service and treatment at the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute,” Carola Ross, Chief Sales Officer said. “This Institute is designed to serve all types of athletes, at all ages, with various levels of ability. We know that these athletes want to get back to doing what they love as soon as possible and with this new facility, we are able to help them do just that.”

The facility in Sugar Land will also have a brand new state-of-the-art outdoor sports field which will allow for the most efficient physical therapy, rehabilitation, return-to-play, and sports performance training and testing.

As Sugar Land and the surrounding communities continue to grow we want to be growing right along with them to not just meet but exceed expectations to provide safe, high-quality, care through state-of-the-art facilities,” said Greg Haralson, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. “Opening the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Sugar Land allows us to expand and continue diversifying our offerings to the community.”

Memorial Hermann provides some of the areas most qualified and experienced staff which includes head team physicians for the Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, the University of Houston Cougars and many area public and private high schools. The Institute also provides a diverse selection of orthopedic services including: knee, hip and shoulder, foot and ankle, spine and back, elbow and hand and wrist care.

For more information about Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute and its locations, visit or call 713-242-2270.