At Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, we are here for your entire family. In fact, we’ve been caring for The Woodlands and surrounding communities since 1985. Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other allied health care professionals are focused on the specialized needs of growing children with an emphasis on quality and customer service.

What Makes Children’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Special?

Child in Woodlands Pediatric Unit
  • Full-time pediatric subspecialists right here in The Woodlands, on our campus including:
    • adolescent medicine
    • pediatric cardiology
    • pediatric clinical genetics
    • pediatric gastroenterology (G/I)
    • pediatric imaging
    • pediatric neurology
    • pediatric endocrinology
    • pediatric ophthalmology
    • pediatric orthopedics
    • pediatric rehabilitation
    • pediatric urology
  • Three area emergency rooms equipped and ready to treat your entire family
    • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
    • Memorial Hermann 24 HR Emergency Care across from Walmart on Woodlands Parkway (near FM 2978)
    • Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Spring on the Grand Parkway near Kuykendahl Road
  • The services of a Child Life specialist working to make each child’s health care experience less frightening by explaining to children what to expect during hospitalization or how to cope with the illness or injury of a parent or other family member.
  • Specialized high-risk pregnancy care through affiliated maternal fetal medicine trained OB/Gyn physicians

The Health Care Team

Our skilled health care team with specialized training in the care of children and infants includes:

  • Physicians (affiliated neonatologists, pediatric hospitalists, pediatric radiologists and other pediatric subspecialists)
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Child Life specialist
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Lactation consultants
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Pediatric pharmacist
  • Pediatric dietitian
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Chaplains
  • Pet therapy
  • Other health care professionals

Richard Rivas, MD Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Richard Rivas holding babiesIn our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our medical staff cares for infants at any gestational age, including the capability to provide conventional mechanical ventilation.

Our medical staff neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners lead a specialized team of nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapist, physical therapists, lactation consultants, pharmacists and social workers who work together to care for your baby.

Our NICU staff will provide specialized treatment in a patient- and family-centered care environment with an open visitation policy to encourage and support your involvement in the care of your baby.

About Richard Rivas, MD

Our NICU was rededicated as the Richard Rivas, MD Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after the unexpected passing of Dr. Rivas in late 2013 after a cycling accident. Dr. Rivas was a long-time neonatologist at our NICU and lead the unit to the tremendous growth and reputation that it has today.

Inpatient Pediatric Unit

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center features a 6-bed, dedicated Pediatric Unit. The unit is staffed with affiliated pediatric subspecialists and includes a playroom with toys and video games for pediatric patients. The Pediatric Unit is designed around the principles of family- and patient-centered care. Each room features a sleeper sofa so a parent or loved one can spend the night. There are decorative, whimsical elements to make kids feel more at home in the hospital environment.

TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands

Child goes through physical therapy at TIRRTIRR Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands offers an array of specialized pediatric rehabilitation therapy programs in a new outpatient setting. Whether pediatric patients are newly released from the NICU or have any neurological injury or illness, TIRR Memorial Hermann has one goal in mind, getting these young patients back to the life they love surrounded by family and friends.

From birth, adolescence through adulthood TIRR Memorial Hermann supports a wide variety of pediatric issues: spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke, spasticity management, weight management, neuropsych services and more.

Wolf Park and Playground

Kids playing at Wolf Park PlaygroundThanks to the support of generous donors like the Wolf Family, and also our employees and affiliated medical staff, we were able to create and open Wolf Park and Playground in 2017. The park is outside of the NICU and Family Birth Center and alongside Medical Plaza 1. It is open to visitors, patients, employees, volunteers, and medical staff alike. There you will find playground equipment featuring developmental attractions, picnic areas with hand-painted artwork, and tiles painted by NICU graduates and their siblings at NICU reunions.

Need a Referral?

If you need a referral to a pediatrician or any of the services available at Children's Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, call (713) 897-5959.

The Preemie Place

The Preemie Place, located on the campus in Medical Plaza 2 at 920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 460, is a multidisciplinary clinic for babies and toddlers, birth to three years of age who were born premature, sick at birth, or have developmental, feeding, or language needs.

Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center has come together with Pediatrix/Mednax Medical Group and TIRR Memorial Hermann— The Woodlands to provide access to specialty services, such as neonatal and pediatric therapy, to help guide your family on this journey. Our neonatal and pediatric therapy team (including physical, occupational and speech) have advanced training in the care of premature infants, newborns, and toddlers. The Preemie Place phone number is (832) 616-4360.

Supported by Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Texas Medical Center

The support and resources of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, located within Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. As well as access to the Children’s Transport Team for specialized emergency pediatric and neonatal transport services for patients by ground ambulance or via Memorial Hermann Life Flight®.

Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Telemedicine Program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands provides around-the-clock access to real-time pediatric surgical consultations for infants, children and adolescents in The Woodlands and surrounding communities.

While most infant surgeries can be performed at our facility, in the event that your baby must be transferred, Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, with a dedicated Neonatal Transport Team, is readily available. Our affiliation with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides for seamless access to the higher level specialty services offered at the university-affiliated hospital.

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