Apr 26 at 3:08pm

Plans Progress On Future MD Anderson Location In The Woodlands

by The Woodlands

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrated a milestone in the construction of its three-story clinic in The Woodlands when it topped out in March.  The "topping out” signaled the placement of the final construction beam in the 208,000-square-foot building located at the corner of State Highway 242 and Fellowship Drive in The Woodlands.

The new MD Anderson location is expected to open in spring 2019.  Relocating to the new building about three miles from current locations on the campus of CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands will be radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and infusion therapy. Other supportive services that will move include laboratory, pharmacy, rehabilitation, pain management, nutrition counseling, social work and genetic counseling.

New diagnostic services, including bronchoscopy, endoscopy and interventional radiology, will expand MD Anderson’s complement of services. A post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) with up to 17 beds will serve the diagnostic area. There also will be a women’s imaging center with mammography, ultrasound and other technologies for screening and diagnosis. Additionally, a retail center will be available for ordering breast prosthetics and other supplies. Gathering rooms will be available for the Breast Friends support group meetings and other community education events.

"When this building opens next year, MD Anderson’s expanded footprint in The Woodlands will provide a new level of services to further enhance cancer care and the patient experience for those in this community and the surrounding counties,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson. "The Woodlands is special as it was the first community outside the Houston metro area where MD Anderson located a clinical facility. This project reinforces our commitment to providing excellent care to those who call this area home.”

Developing the project for MD Anderson is The Howard Hughes Corporation®.