HCA Gulf Coast
February 04, 2016

Houston, TX, February 4, 2016 —HCA Gulf Coast Division announced today that Pearland Medical Center and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas are forming an affiliation that will provide women in Pearland convenient access to the highly regarded, specialized services for which The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is renowned. The affiliation will be known as The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at Pearland Medical Center and will launch on February 18, 2016.

“Our facilities are committed to providing the highest level of healthcare to all of the communities we serve,” said Maura Walsh, President of HCA Gulf Coast Division. “As the premier health facility in the state that only specializes in women’s health, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas brings a higher standard of care to Pearland Medical Center, including access to the region’s best infertility and high-risk pregnancy specialists.”

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is home to nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists (MFM). MFMs are physicians who have obtained three years of additional education and training in the complications a pregnant woman might encounter. MFMs are specialists in helping high-risk mothers maintain their pregnancies and in ultrasound evaluation.   

“The Woman’s Hospital of Texas celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016,” said Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “Through the affiliation with Pearland Medical Center, we will continue to grow to meet the needs of women and babies in their own community. Since 2011, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at West Houston Medical Center has had a successful affiliation and we look forward to our newest affiliation with Pearland Medical Center. The physicians who founded our hospital have been pioneers in establishing a standard of care for women and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring that expertise to the excellent program at Pearland Medical Center.”

“We are looking forward to growing our hospital to meet the needs of the many communities served by our physicians and employees,” said Matt Dixon, CEO of Pearland Medical Center. “As we work together with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas we will elevate and enhance our already high level of women’s services. “

About Pearland Medical Center

Pearland Medical Center is a new full-service hospital that expands HCA Gulf Coast Division’s long-standing commitment to providing high-quality healthcare close to home. The hospital services range from emergency care, obstetrics, Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), cardiology, general surgery and orthopedics. For more information, visit our website at www.PearlandMC.com or call (713) 770-7000.

About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the recent addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility. For more information, visit our website at www.WomansHospital.com.

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: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that 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.