Hospital executive Adam Lane tells the Houston Business Journal‘s Jennifer Dawson that the easiest patients to move into the new Memorial Hermann Tower on I-10 will be . . . the babies, “because they don’t know where they’re going.”
Also, it sounds like some of the interiors might prove a little disorienting for suburban kids:
A hospital floor dedicated to children has been elaborately designed as a town center. The hallway is made to look like a street with curbs, grass and storefronts.
Fortunately, more familiar surroundings will be nearby: the building is connected by skybridge to the Memorial City Mall.
Patients will be moved into the belly of the new building from Memorial Hermann’s adjacent North Tower this coming weekend. A new “massive robotic medication system,” will be installed a few days earlier — accompanied by heavy security. The hospital includes 18 private rooms for birthing babies.
The hospital will occupy only floors 2 through 7 of the 30-plus-story building at Gessner and I-10. Five full floors above that will remain empty for now. Doctors’ offices are on floors 13 through 24; Memorial Hermann system offices will occupy the building’s shoulders, on floors 25, 26, and 27.
What’s going to go on in that spiky head office? We can’t tell you. The top 6 floors belong to MetroNational, the building’s owner. Reports Dawson:
The secretive Houston-based developer will not reveal what goes on up there.
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