Noel Cardenas, vice president of operations at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, shows off the recently completed entry to Memorial Hermann’s newest Convenient Care Center located in the Main Street Kingwood Shopping Center at Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway. Photo by Tom Broad

Lake Houston residents soon will be able to explore Memorial Hermann’s newest Convenient Care Center (CCC).

Memorial Hermann and the merchants from the Main Street Kingwood Shopping Center at Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway have planned a community open house and fun day of entertainment, live music and door prizes Saturday, Aug.26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Families can meet the CCC’s affiliated physicians, tour the center, get to know the many unique businesses and restaurants that make up Main Street Kingwood, collect some valuable swag – and meet Clutch, the Houston Rockets mascot.

The two-story, 44,450-square-foot medical center will offer “…adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation, outpatient imaging and lab services, plus a 24-hour emergency center,” according to Josh Urban, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

Physicians currently located at Memorial Hermann’s Town Center location will relocate to the CCC. They are Gabe Hodges, M.D., and Anita Shankar, M.D., who both specialize in internal medicine and pediatrics, and Yuhang “Tony” Jia, M.D., who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine.

Also moving from the Town Center location to the CCC is Memorial Hermann’s sports medicine and rehabilitation program.

Rounding out the new CCC will be Outpatient Imaging, which includes state-of-the-art equipment comprising X-ray, CT, ultrasound and 3D screening mammography, and a 24-hour Emergency Center.

The Kingwood CCC is modeled after sister facilities that operate in four locations – South Katy, Spring, Sienna Plantation and Summer Creek. The Kingwood CCC opens Sept. 5, the Greater Heights location opens Oct. 2, and the League City CCC opens January 2018, bringing the total number of Memorial Hermann CCCs to seven.

Urban believes that Memorial Hermann’s CCCs are meeting a growing demand for more access to quality care.

“Lake Houston residents shouldn’t have to travel far for great health care,” said Urban. “Kingwood residents – like the residents near our other convenient care centers – will be able to receive comparable services that they would get at an acute care hospital both from a primary care and emergency care perspective.”

“Convenient Care Centers offer an array of services and a direct channel to the entire Memorial Hermann Health System spectrum of sub-specialists and high-level resources, should there be a need for them,” Urban added.

The physicians and sports medicine therapists who are moving into the Kingwood CCC previously were housed at Memorial Hermann’s Town Center location. That office will be transformed into Memorial Hermann Medical Group Northeast Women’s Healthcare. Dr. David Bonilla and Dr. Miles Mahan will relocate from their obstetric and gynecological services clinic located on West Lake Houston Parkway near Atascocita Town Center.

With the completion of the Kingwood CCC, Urban and the Memorial Hermann Northeast team will focus on the completion of a $70-million, 123,000-square-foot, five-story patient tower currently under construction on the Humble campus. The tower will feature 90 patient rooms, nearly twice the size of the South Tower rooms they are replacing. The top floor will be a shell offering the potential of an additional 30 beds when needed.

The new tower replaces patient rooms in the older South Tower, built in the early 1980s. Administrative offices will be moved into the older tower.

Plans also are underway for a second 100,00-square-foot physician office building on the Humble campus, expanding and upgrading the Women’s Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and renovating and upgrading the east entrance to the campus.

The new patient tower is scheduled to open in December 2018.

The Kingwood CCC begins accepting patients on Sept. 5 and is located at 4533 Kingwood Drive. The phone number is 346-320-5300 and the website is memorialhermann.org.

 

 

 

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Besides being a proud graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and, therefore, a Cornhusker, I am retired from Memorial Hermann. I am a correspondent and columnist for Lake Houston's hometown paper, The Tribune, as well as a director of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Corporation, a member of the board of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries, and Volunteer Extraordinaire for the Lake Houston Area Chamber.

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