Texas Children's Hospital has announced the opening of its newest medical tower in the Texas Medical Center.
Pavilion for Women Tower II is now open to patients, the Texas Children's Hospital revealed this week. It's the second phase of a $245 million expansion within the TMC. The new tower houses women’s services outpatient clinics and connects to the Pavilion for Women via a new sky bridge,
“I’ve always said that outgrowing a space is a good problem to have because it means that we’re doing something right and our patients and their families trust us to provide the safe and high-quality care they deserve,” says Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, in a news release. “I am so proud of everything we’ve done together and I’m beyond grateful and excited for the continuous growth of Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.”
The Pavilion for Women continues to grow its medical services, according to the release, including "pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, menopause treatment, maternal fetal medicine care, the Texas Children’s Fetal Center, reproductive psychiatry, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and minimally invasive gynecology surgery."
“This latest milestone is one more indication of the dedication of Texas Children's Hospital to women's health,” Dr. Michael Belfort, OB/GYN-in-chief at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, says in the release. “That's very, very important to me. For the first time in this country, a children's hospital has embraced women throughout the spectrum of their health care from birth to menopause.”
The Baylor Obstetrics and Gynecology will relocate to the new tower by the end of the year. In 2024, TCH will add more adult inpatient and neonatal intensive care beds.
“This investment in our Pavilion for Women will allow us to increase delivery volumes significantly, but additionally the added space will also allow us to continue to grow those specialized clinics that cater to women at every stage of their life,” says Michele Birsinger, assistant vice president of Women's Services at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.
The Texas Medical Center is also undergoing a major renovation to create Helix Park, a complex with a few new multidisciplinary buildings for research, innovation, and health care. The first of the buildings, the TMC3 Collaborative Building, is expected to deliver this year.