The University Of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston has opened its newly-built 150,000ft² hospital in League City to serve the growing population in the area.

The three-storeyed building, situated at 2240 Gulf Freeway South will extend UTMB’s outpatient and surgical facilities offered in the area.

The hospital facility features birthing suites, an emergency department with ten rooms and diagnostics lab, 20 medical/surgery patient rooms, four Endoscopy Suites, ten operating rooms, two cardiac catheterisation Labs coupled with physical and cardiac rehabilitation services.

It is a full-service facility which will offer an enhanced patient- and family-centered healthcare to patients including care for mothers and their healthy newborns accommodated in spacious Labor, delivery and recovery rooms where families can stay in the same room throughout the birthing experience.

A newly shifted Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic caters to athletes, children, active adults and seniors through its personalised care derived from certified experts for a wide range of conditions.

Patients can leverage on advanced equipment and therapies such as the special indoor turf field as a part of their personalised care.

The facility will feature a 24-Hour Emergency Department which will be fitted with CT, X-Ray, ultrasound, and MRI capabilities, full diagnostics lab and respiratory services, as well as a telemetry monitoring system.

The $82m hospital constitutes a part of UTMB allocated investment on the Bay Area which was first announced in 2012.

It was designed by HKS and Page Architects while McCarthy Building, Vaughn Construction, The Trevino Group, and Robins & Morton acted as the general contractors, reported by Houston Business Journal.

The UTMB League City Campus has the option of a future extension with additional patient floors and a second patient tower to include intensive care units, expanded medical and surgical specialty care and expanded procedural and diagnostic care areas.

Image: UTMB opens new hospital facility at League City. Photo: courtesy of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.