PEARLAND, TEXAS (July 21, 2015)

Pearland Mayor Tours HospitalMemorial Hermann will open its 14th hospital in Pearland next year. Recently, Pearland Mayor, Tom Reid, was taken inside to get a closer look at construction of Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital.

Merrill Stanley, director of operations, Texas Milestone Project Management, and the lead project manager for the construction project at Memorial Herman Pearland showed Mayor Reid around the 40-acre medical campus already home to the Pearland Convenient Care Center.

Mayor Reid has watched the hospital go up from the very start and says he feels a sense of pride seeing the growth in Pearland. “The hospital is very impressive,” said Mayor Reid. “Pearland is becoming a medically oriented community and it’s always good to have the top players, like Memorial Hermann, in your community.”

Mayor Reid was joined on his tour by Kyle Price, Sr. Vice President, CEO, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Erin Asprec, Regional President, Memorial Hermann. “We look forward to offering Pearland some of the region’s top medical experts along with high quality, patient-centered care,” says Asprec. “Bringing access to growing communities like Pearland remains a core mission for the System.”

When finished, the comprehensive medical campus will include a 64-bed acute care hospital, 17 bed emergency center including trauma/critical, exam and isolation beds, a Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helipad, a 250,000-square-foot building expansion of the existing Convenient Care Center and an additional 100,000 square-foot, four-story medical office building.

Pearland remains the fastest-growing community in the Greater Houston area, the second in Texas and 15th overall in the U.S. The population in Pearland has more than doubled since 2011 with more than 100,000 residents and forecasted growth of nearly 50,000 additional residents by 2040 – underscoring the demand for closer-to-home access to quality medical care.

Memorial Hermann Pearland is expected to add approximately 450 jobs to the local economy. Memorial Hermann Pearland is located at 16100 South Freeway on the southbound side of Highway 288 near FM 518.