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HCA Gulf Coast Division "Signs the Steel" for Pearland Medical Center

Celebration Marks Construction Milestone for New 144,000 Square Foot Facility Designed to Meet Growing Needs of Pearland and Surrounding Communities

PEARLAND, Texas, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Maura Walsh; Pearland Medical Center CEO, Matt Dixon; Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman, Kevin Fuller; Hospital Chief of Staff, Earl Miller, M.D.; Pearland Mayor, Tom Reid; and Manvel Mayor, Delores Martin "Signed the Steel" on Wednesday, April 2 for the new $71 million Pearland Medical Center.

Left to right: HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Maura Walsh; Manvel Mayor, Delores Martin; Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman, Kevin Fuller; Pearland Mayor, Tom Reid; Pearland Medical Center CEO, Matt Dixon; and Hospital Chief of Staff, Earl Miller, M.D.; sign the steel.

The event marked a construction milestone for HCA's new 144,000 square foot facility opening in January of 2015. The 30-bed, acute-care hospital will include medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, an emergency department, labor and delivery and postpartum recovery suites, dedicated cesarean-section operating rooms, surgical suites, and a general nursery. The hospital will also feature an imaging department, which includes digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. 

"We are excited about the progression of Pearland Medical Center, a hospital designed to meet the growing needs of Pearland and its surrounding communities," Dixon said. "Our 'Signing the Steel' event moves us closer to providing the residents of Pearland and Brazoria County with convenient, high-quality healthcare."

The new hospital will be located at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and Shadow Creek Parkway on a 48-acre site currently home to a full-service, freestanding emergency department, imaging center, and three-story, 80,000 square foot medical office building.  

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas' residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 12 hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, which provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division affiliated hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

Debra Burbridge, Vice President of Marketing
HCA Gulf Coast Division
713-852-1506 (Office)
281-851-6275 (Mobile)
[email protected]

Kim Mathes, Marketing Director
HCA Gulf Coast Division
713-852-1528 (Office)
832-294-1064 (Mobile)
[email protected]

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