Houston Methodist The Woodlands one-year anniversary; first baby joins the celebration

By: Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
| Published 07/02/2018

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
CEO Debbie Sukin looks on as the hospital’s first baby, Jaxon Neal, indulges in his birthday cake during a one-year celebration at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on June 26, 2018.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- On Wednesday, June 26, 2018, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital celebrated the completion of its first year of operations. The leadership team served lunch and cake to the hospital’s 1,000 employees and a very special guest.

“We were pleased to invite the hospital’s first baby, Jaxon Neal, and his family to celebrate this milestone with us. Jaxon is now one-year old too,” said Debbie Sukin, CEO, Houston Methodist The Woodlands. “He walked into the party like a VIP; it was truly a touching moment for everyone.”

Jaxon shared a lot of high-fives with nurses and staff and was excited to dig into his birthday cake.

During the one-year celebration, medical staff and employees were recognized for their hard work as they reflected on the hospital’s growth and accomplishments of the first 12 months. The numbers reflect Houston Methodist The Woodlands’ commitment to the community:

  • 1,000 employees
  • 1,500 births
  • 21,200 inpatient days
  • 30,000 volunteer hours
  • 6,500 admissions
  • 16,900 emergency room visits
  • 1,400 cardiac catheterization procedures
  • 4,500 surgeries

“When we opened our doors of the hospital, our mission was to provide the brand of leading medicine families expected from our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center, close to home. We committed to provide unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation to families in the northern Houston region, and today we are living that mission,” added Sukin. “I could not be more proud of our amazing team, and we know we would not have seen such a successful first year without the support of this great community. Thank you for entrusting us with your care. We look forward to the years to come.”

About Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital opened in 2017 with 187 beds and occupies 470,000 square feet, including a 150,000-square-foot-medical building. Located at the intersection of Texas Hwy. 242 and Interstate 45, Houston Methodist The Woodlands is the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full- service, acute care hospital providing services similar to those of the flagship Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

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