Just minutes from Pearland, the Texas Medical Center (TMC)—the largest medical center in the world—offers 14 hospitals, 21 academic institutions, three medical schools and six nursing schools. TMC hospitals have been recognized by US News and World Report’s Annual Survey of America’s Hospitals in all 19 categories of adult care and all 10 pediatric care specialties. Some member institutions include:
- Baylor Clinic
- Memorial Hermann
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
- Texas Children Hospital
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
HEALTH CARE IN PEARLAND
As Pearland’s population continues to grow, the community has seen a tremendous increase in hospital and other health care developments.
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) opened its HCA Healthcare Houston Pearland, a 55-bed, acute care hospital in Pearland in February 2015. HCA Healthcare Houston Pearland is located at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and County Road 2234 (Shadow Creek Parkway) on a 48-acre site that is currently home to a full-service, freestanding 24-hour emergency department, imaging center and a 3-story, 80,000 square-foot medical office building. HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland is a 144,000 square-foot, $71 million facility featuring surgical suites, medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, an emergency department, and an imaging department that includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities.
Memorial Hermann completed construction on a new medical campus in Pearland in 2016. The centerpiece of the new medical campus is a 4-story, 64-bed acute care hospital that features an intensive care unit, operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, medical/surgical units, women’s and neonatology services. The multi-purpose complex is located on a 40-acre site that is also home to an outpatient imaging center, diagnostic lab services, and two medical office buildings. The campus also includes a “one-of-a-kind” convenient care center, which opened in February 2014, that provides one-stop, highly coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and a 24-hour emergency room.
Encompass Health opened a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital on Business Center Drive in 2017.
In 2016, Houston Methodist Primary Care Group opened Pearland Medical Commons, a 46,000 square foot primary care practice on FM 518 near Cullen. The medical office building is occupied by Methodist physicians, offering primary care and orthopedic and sports medicine services.
Texas Children’s Hospital opened its first ever combined Pediatrics and OB/GYN center on Broadway in 2013.