Clear Lake Regional Medical Center “Signs Steel” celebrating growth, honoring longtime employees
WEBSTER, Texas -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) celebrated the hospital’s $92 million expansion Tuesday with a “Signing of the Steel” near the construction site.
Hospital employees, community partners, city leaders and other guests signed a steel beam provided by DPR Construction Company. The beam will be part of the hospital’s new patient tower that will add more than 155,000 square feet of new construction, 80,000 square feet of renovation to the facility, expansion of women’s and children’s services, a new 30-bed Intensive Care Unit, and new operating rooms and recovery rooms.
“It’s a very exciting time for us at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center,” said Stephen K. Jones, Jr., CEO. “In a year in which we are celebrating our 40th anniversary, we are thrilled to be expanding our campus and our services to the people we have been serving for so many years. We look forward to the completion of our new patient tower next year. And while we enjoy celebrating the construction and our progress, this is really all about patient care and providing the very best healthcare services to our community.”
First to sign the steel beam were three employees who’ve been on staff with CLRMC since the hospital opened in 1972 – Mary Hill, Andrea Reyna and recently-retired Irene Taylor. Jones also recognized the more than 90 employees who have been with the hospital for 20 or more years.
“This expansion is really a testament to HCA’s commitment to healthcare in this community,” said Henry Muniz, MD, President of the hospital’s Medical Staff. “We are looking forward to providing superior services in this new setting.”
In addition to signing the steel beam, Webster Mayor Floyd Myers presented a proclamation to the hospital commemorating the midway point of construction and recognizing the hospital’s 40th anniversary. “This hospital has been an outstanding pillar of the community for so many years, as it has continued to meet the changing healthcare needs of an evolving region,” Myers said. Mayor Myers also was on hand four decades ago for the grand open of the then-Clear Lake Hospital.
The new patient tower and renovations will be complete in spring 2013.
In the photo: Chad Lockhart – Associate Administrator, Bryan Lee – CFO, Stephen K. Jones Jr. – CEO, Charles Laird – COO, Mary Winters – Chief Nursing Officer, Jyric Sims – Associate COO