HOUSTON (December 07, 2016)

There was no GPS, no Google and no DVD players when Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital opened its doors at 11800 Astoria Boulevard in Houston on December 6, 1986. In fact, at least in name, there was no Memorial Hermann Southeast.

Originally part of the Memorial Hospital System, Memorial Hospital Southeast, located at 7655 Bellfort Avenue in Houston, opened its doors in 1963. As Southeast Houston began to grow, the hospitals landlocked location didn’t allow for further expansion. Given the circumstances, the Board of the Memorial Hospital System purchased the acreage on Astoria Avenue for a new Memorial Hospital Southeast to be built.

The newly located 276-bed Memorial Hospital Southeast opened December 6, 1986, on Astoria Boulevard. In 1997, Hermann Hospital merged with the Memorial Healthcare System - today known as Memorial Hermann Health System - and Memorial Hospital Southeast became Memorial Hermann Southeast.

Today Memorial Hermann Southeast is a 293-bed hospital that sits on a 56-acre campus with plenty of room to grow. Currently, the hospital is undergoing a $14 million renovation which includes the refurbishing and upgrading of all 237 patient rooms. The project is expected to be completed by 2018.

“We’re excited to celebrate this important milestone in Memorial Hermann Southeast’s history,” said Kyle Price, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. “Thanks to the community, our physicians, nurses and staff, we’re still going strong. As part of our commitment to the growing community, we recently expanded our scope of services with the opening of the Memorial Hermann Urgent Care –Clear Lake and coming soon our Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in League City. In some ways we feel the best is yet to come.”

Memorial Hermann Southeast is one of the busiest emergency centers in the Memorial Hermann Health System with an average of 200 visits per day. The campus is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission with Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Primary Stroke Centers, and is consistently named among the nation’s 50 top cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

Memorial Hermann Southeast also offers a comprehensive Women’s and Children’s program. The hospital’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is capable of caring for the smallest and sickest newborns with access to an even higher level of care at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.