Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital is now open and featuring McGovern Medical School faculty offering specialty services in orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, and critical care medicine.

The Department of Pediatrics’ neonatologists are exclusively providing neonatology services at the new Cypress hospital led by Amir Khan, M.D., director of the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and the David R. Park Professor in Pediatric Medicine.

“We are advancing our philosophy of care from what university-based neonatal care units have done before by going to where the patients are and offering them a level of service closer to where they live,” Khan said. “This is especially important in cases where, in the past, mom might still be in the hospital near her home while the infant has been transferred to a more acute care unit.”

If the infant does need to be transferred to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for an intervention such as surgery that can easily be arranged with continuity of care among UT Physicians providers and Memorial Hermann.

“Once the surgery is complete, the child can be transferred back to the suburban hospital,” Khan added. “That is so important for the infant and the parents, and it allows them to get the same excellent level of care but closer to home.”

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences faculty are providing emergency obstetric services at Memorial Hermann Cypress.

“Our faculty are on hand and ready to provide expert care to the women of this growing Houston community,” said Sean Blackwell, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Emma Sue Hightower Development Board Professor and Berel Held, M.D., Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery faculty are performing surgeries at Memorial Hermann Cypress, with three specialists on staff, Phillip Williams, M.D., assistant professor; Darin Tessier, M.D., assistant professor; and Donald Stafford, M.D., assistant professor.

“Orthopedics has a vision of establishing a regional network of high-quality multispecialty orthopedic providers. Our expansion to Cypress is helping us achieve that vision and helping us care for a broader patient population,” said Walt Lowe, M.D., professor and Edward T. Smith, M.D. chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.

UT Physicians Orthopedics offers a clinical location adjacent to the hospital in Memorial Hermann Cypress Medical Plaza 1 and is planning to expand to 10,000 square feet of space adjacent to Memorial Hermann Cypress.

Acute and consultative neurology is being provided by the Department of Neurology faculty under the direction of Tzu-Ching (Teddy) Wu, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, through 24/7 telemedicine.

Faculty in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in the Department of Internal Medicine, are also providing their services at the new location and include expert care from assistant professors Alisha Young, M.D., Javier Barreda Garcia, M.D., and Kamran Boka, M.D.

A full-service, acute-care hospital, Memorial Hermann Cypress opened in March and is located on the northeast side of Highway 290 and Grand Parkway at 27800 Northwest Freeway, with 81 inpatient beds, 8 operating rooms, and a 16-bed intensive care unit.