Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrates 10 years

Friday, December 18, 2020

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Bty; Claire Goodman - Houston Chronicle

Ten years ago, Houston Methodist Hospital systems opened its Katy location.

The facility had 100 beds and 336 employees, and opened with a promise to bring the best treatments in the medical field to Katy. Today, Houston Methodist Hospital West has 239 beds, 1,700 employees, and it continues to bring cutting-edge treatments to the area.

“The growth of the hospital over the past ten years has been phenomenal,” said Houston Methodist Hospital West chief executive officer Wayne Voss. “We found that the community really wanted a hospital that could provide the type of comprehensive, advanced health care expected from the Texas Medical Center close to home.”

The hospital grew steadily over the past decade. In 2018, the campus added another 228,000 square-feet to accommodate new or expanding programs. Today, the hospital’s campus boasts 25 operating rooms, a comprehensive Heart & Vascular Center, Breast Care Center, Spine Center, Childbirth Center and two medical office buildings, according to Sarah Lam, senior marketing and communications specialist for Houston Methodist Hospital West.

Also in 2018, the hospital received official designation as a Magnet hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “This recognition is the highest and most respected national recognition for nursing excellence,” Lam reported. “Only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals are Magnet certified.”

This year the hospital achieved new milestones in cutting edge procedures. In September, surgeons performed successful transcatheter aortic valve replacements, minimally invasive procedures to correct aortic valve stenosis. Earlier this month, surgeons performed the first TransCarotid Artery Revascularization surgery, a minimally invasive procedure to prevent strokes.

Related: Houston Methodist West Hospital offers new minimally invasive stroke prevention procedure

“As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, Houston Methodist West has become an integral part of the community,” said Voss. “The hospital provides high quality health care across a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, oncology and women’s services. We continue to achieve medical firsts in the area, bring advanced medical procedures to the community.”

Voss credited the hospital staff and volunteers for the hospital’s success and expansion.

“Our physicians, staff and volunteers are integral to the success of the hospital,” said Voss. “Every day, I see them working hard to continue Houston Methodist’s legacy of patient-focused care. I see them hold to our ‘I CARE’ values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. It’s exciting to think about what the next 10 years may bring.”

To learn more about Houston Methodist West Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/west.

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