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Despite Obstacles, Woodlands Med Center Stays on Track

The nine story 365,000-square-foot medical tower at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center recently topped out. A multi-year project, the center broke ground in early 2020 and is slated for patient-ready status as a Level II trauma center by spring 2022. 

James Selmser, Mark Harrison, Daina Pitzenberger, Steven Donnelly and Rosanna Brock of JLL worked closely with Memorial Hermann Hospital System’s CEO Justin Kenrick, COO Jason Glover, CNO Catherine Giegerich and marketing VP Linda Nelson to oversee construction and drive Memorial Hermann’s intent to offer delivery and design innovation.

“Through this process, we’ve worked to ensure that this tower was built exactly for the patients and providers who will utilize it every day,” said Kenrick. “The addition of the South Tower will provide much-needed additional capacity and services to the current area.”

JLL’s project and development services team took the recent impacts of the pandemic into consideration, utilized Harrison’s engineering knowledge of similar projects and Pitzenberger’s first-hand nursing experience, and included input from patients, clinicians, physicians and corresponding healthcare systems. 

The tower will have versatile quick-turn spaces, strategic emergency entrances, more room for navigation of machinery and increased social distancing ability in waiting rooms. 

“As a testament to the resilience and dedication of everyone involved, the tower has endured a variety of significant environmental setbacks including enduring hurricane season, the pandemic and most recently, Winter Storm Uri,” said Selmser.


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Justin Kenrick

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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