150 www. bus- ex. com JANUARY 10 L ike many large healthcare providers, the Methodist Hospital System is following its patient base into more suburban locations. Methodist West Houston Hospital is designed to deliver high- quality healthcare closer to home. The hospital is rising from a 40- acre parcel on the western outskirts of Houston, near the city of Katy, fast track Lifeon the Austin Commercial earned the contract to oversee construction of the new Methodist West Houston Hospital by its reputation for quality and its experience with even the most complex healthcare projects. Keith Regan learns how that experience has enabled the firm to be part of a design-assist process that has the project on a fast track to completion Texas. Once completed, Methodist West Houston Hospital will become the cornerstone of a medical campus as a six-story hospital with 193 beds, 15 operating rooms and robotic surgical capabilities, a breast imaging center, a specialized cancer treatment facility, an emergency department that can handle 30,000 patients annually as well as a medical office building, central utility plant and parking facility.
Austin Commercial: Methodist West Houston Hospital JANUARY 10 www. bus- ex. com 151 fast track