HCA Gulf Coast
September 22, 2023

Leaders celebrate the groundbreaking of the Early Childhood Education Center. Pictured from L-R: Patty Howard, CNO; Eduardo Ramirez, MD; Mark Ciavaglia, board member; Todd Caliva, CEO; Nathan Deal, MD, CMO; Chase Redden, CFO and Elias Armendariz, COO.

Webster, TX — HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake held a groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital’s new on-site Early Childhood Education Center, scheduled to open in Spring 2024.

Located on the campus of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, the state-of-the-art center is the first of its kind for HCA Houston Healthcare and will be the ninth location across the HCA Healthcare enterprise. The 14,000-square-foot facility will be operated by Bright Horizons®, an organization known for excellence in the childcare industry. The $7 million project is designed exclusively for HCA Houston Healthcare colleagues.

The Early Childhood Education Center is part of HCA Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to provide competitive benefits and support to working parents and caregivers.

“The center is a game-changing benefit to our workforce,” said Todd Caliva, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. “How do you attract the best and the brightest? This is how. We value our partnership with our colleagues because they are what drives great, quality care in our hospital.”

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake employs nearly 2,200 colleagues who will have access to enroll their children in the on-site facility.

The center will include infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten preparatory programs and afterschool opportunities. More information can be found at the Bright Horizons - Early Childhood Education Center Houston website.

Designer’s rendering of an early preschool classroom at the Early Childhood Education Center set to open on the campus of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake next Spring.