Flood-delayed Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Finally Opens in Kingwood Town Center

Memorial Hermann’s Convenient Care Center in Kingwood finally opened on November 19, 2018. The original opening had been planned for September 16, 2017, right after Harvey. Remediation and reconstruction due to flooding delayed the opening more than 14 months. The opening represents yet another milestone on the long road to recovery.

Memorial Hermann’s new Convenient Care Center in Kingwood in now open 24/7, even though construction trailers still occupy much of the parking lot. 

Days Away from Opening when Harvey Struck

“When Hurricane Harvey struck, we were days away from the grand opening,” said Josh Urban, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. “Like many others in our community, we experienced significant damage from the storm.”

New Type of Health Care Delivery

The 44,450-square-foot Convenient Care Center will offer adult and pediatric primary care through Memorial Hermann Medical Group. It will also offer comprehensive imaging services, lab services, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and a 24-hour Emergency Room staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses.

“Memorial Hermann’s Convenient Care Centers offer a new approach to health care,” said Teal Holden, senior vice president of Memorial Hermann Ambulatory Services. The Center takes the stress out of scheduling appointments for routine health needs. It offers families primary care connected to a host of conveniently located support services..

Easy Transfer to Higher Levels of Care if Necessary

The Kingwood location is an extension of Memorial Hermann Northeast.  And it connects to the larger Memorial Hermann system. If patients need higher level of care, patients can be transferred to nearby full-service hospitals.

The Convenient Care Center is at the eastern end of the new H-E-B shopping center that flooded so badly. For more information, visit http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/convenient-care-center-kingwood/

Memorial Hermann has been a large part of the Humble/Kingwood Community for generations. I’m happy to see that MH’s commitment to this facility survived the storm.

Construction trailers still occupy most of the parking lot, but the Center has indeed opened. For those who wondered whether it would ever happen, it’s a welcome sight for sore eyes…and sore backs.

At 10PM Sunday night, Memorial Hermann’s new Convenient Care Center in Kingwood had two cars parked in front of the ER entrance.

Posted by Bob Rehak on November 25, 2018

453 Days since Hurricane Harvey