Community Conference Center in South Tower at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Named after Howard Hughes
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) has recently shown its support with a substantial five-year financial commitment for the community conference center in the new South Tower at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Named “The Howard Hughes Corporation Community Conference Center”, it houses nine areas for educational seminars and meeting space within the new hospital addition.
The new tower represents a $250 million expansion to enable the hospital to meet the needs of the area’s growing population. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands originated over 30 years ago as The Woodlands Hospital, an independently-owned small community hospital and the first healthcare provider for the community. Today, it has evolved into a top-tier, full-service medical center.
“Memorial Hermann is grateful for The Howard Hughes Corporation. We are honored to receive their generous support of the new South Tower at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, and are continuously touched by their true friendship,” said Justin Kendrick, SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. “Their employees have supported our employees these past two years with donations of meals and notes of encouragement as well. They are a true partner in every sense of the word.”
“By extending our partnership to provide long-term financial support for the conference center in Memorial Hermann’s new tower, we are demonstrating the mission of our HHCares initiatives, which strives to take care of the local community by giving back,” said Jim Carman, President - Houston Region for Howard Hughes. “The Woodlands is recognized as a highly coveted, nationally-acclaimed master planned community. Superior quality healthcare is a strong element that draws residents and companies here. Today, we are home to a top regional medical hub that offers convenient access to advanced healthcare for those who live, work, and visit in The Woodlands area.”
Along with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, The Woodlands region is home to a total of six major medical providers. These include St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Health - Lakeside Hospital, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands and the cancer treatment center, MD Anderson The Woodlands.
Healthcare is the leading business sector in The Woodlands area, and has always supported employment and the overall success of the community. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is the largest healthcare employer in The Woodlands with 3,150 employees.
HHCares is The Howard Hughes Corporation’s corporate social responsibility program, which uses community-focused philanthropy as a guiding principle through financial donations and volunteerism. Since the program’s inception, The Howard Hughes Corporation has been an active philanthropist in the Greater Houston region, donating and volunteering annually to more than 180 causes of local non-profit organizations.
Photo: Justin Kendrick, SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation tour the community conference center in the new South Tower at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.