Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women in the US has announced a $201m expansion plan in the Texas Medical Center.
As part of this, the former Baylor Clinic building at 6620 Main Street, will become part of Texas Children’s campus in the Texas Medical Center and renamed Main Tower.
The building will be linked to the Pavilion for Women through a new sky bridge and will provide an additional 190,000ft2 of usable space to Texas Children’s.
This expansion will be carried out in three phases.
In the first phase, the Women’s Assessment Center will be moved from the 11th floor of the Pavilion for Women to the first floor.
Upon completion, the 11th floor will feature a 14-bed induction and observation unit.
The second phase of the plan includes preparation of the Main Tower for accommodating outpatient OB/GYN practices from the Pavilion for Women, and the third phase will backfill the Pavilion for Women with additional inpatient care capacity.
Completion of the first phase is expected by next year, while the overall expansion is estimated to take place in 2024.
After completion, the expansion project will help the health care facility to offer even better service to patients in Houston and across the country.
Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women OB/GYN-in-chief Dr Michael Belfor said: “This expansion plan will not only allow us to increase our delivery volume by about 30%, but will also allow us have more space for specialised clinics and specific programs that will cater to women at every stage of life.
“Patients come from all across the country and the globe to access our world-renowned medical experts and the full continuum of care we offer mothers and babies.
“We are looking forward to increasing our capacity to offer the best care to every woman and child, from the healthiest to the sickest.”