Via The Courier
Congressman Kevin Brady joined Debbie Sukin, regional senior vice president and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, and other hospital leaders for a tour of the new facility, located at the southeast corner of Interstate 45 and Texas 242, Saturday.
The congressman experienced a firsthand look at the technology that is unique to Houston Methodist The Woodlands, including a 384 slice CT that can scan the entire body in less than 15 seconds. He also learned about the hospital’s hybrid operating room which combines the capabilities of an operating room and cath lab, allowing physicians to perform specialized procedures for complex cardiac and neurological cases.
“In our community, nowhere have we grown more impressively than in health care. Houston Methodist The Woodlands, specifically, is a huge addition for us,” Brady said. “This is what you hope for and the type of care you dream of for your community.”
Congressman Brady met with staff as he visited numerous departments of the 470,000-square-foot hospital. He also shared words with hospital leadership during a morning meeting.
“As impressive as the building and facilities are, it’s those of you who provide the care that is really the most impressive. Your vision of safety, quality, service and innovation came through in every discussion we had along the tour,” Brady said.
The congressman, who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, also told Houston Methodist The Woodlands leaders that the committee would soon be hosting a summit on medical “red tape” and calling on medical leaders to help identify regulations that hinder providing top quality health care, with hopes of reinforcing such qualities as innovation and safety.
About Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report recently named Houston Methodist Hospital one of the best hospitals in the country and the Best Hospital in Texas, with national rankings in 11 specialties. Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital opened June 26, 2017.
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