Expansion Plans Unveiled for Altus Hospital in Southwest Houston
HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altus Health, a Houston-based network of physicians specializing in quality patient care, today announced plans to convert its current healthcare facility in Southwest Houston into a state-of-the-art specialty surgical hospital.
Opening in first quarter 2017 and located at the intersection of the Sam Houston Tollway and Westpark Tollway, the facility will nearly double in size, spanning more than 31,000 square feet. The hospital will be equipped with the newest technologies to meet the growing healthcare needs for the area.
"Altus Health has been a proud member of the Southwest Houston community since 2004, and we constantly look for ways to make a positive difference in the area," said Taseer Badar, CEO of Altus Health. "Building on the great success and patient satisfaction of our Altus Baytown Hospital, we decided to bring this model of patient-focused hospital care to Houston with the expansion of our current clinic."
"With a full-scale specialty hospital, we can offer shorter wait times than larger hospital systems while still providing the most innovative technology and personalized care to our patients in the area," said Dr. Shah Saddiqi, M.D. FRCS, FACS, Altus Hospital. "The new hospital gives residents in Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Cinco Ranch and other neighboring communities a choice in where they receive their surgical care."
Following the $10 million expansion, the hospital will feature 10 private inpatient rooms, three new hospital-sized operating rooms and a special procedure room. The facility will also feature completely redesigned pre-op and post-op areas to provide a comfortable experience for patients.
Altus Health expects to add up to 15 new jobs with a team of Post-Surgical Unit (PSU) nursing staff to care for patients after surgery. Service at the new hospital will include Altus LapBand; Altus Orthopedic and Spine Center; Altus Pain Center; ear, nose and throat surgery; eye surgery; gastroenterology; general surgery; gynecologic surgery; lab services; neurosurgery; physical therapy; plastic surgery; podiatry; primary care; and urology.
As a physician-owned hospital, Altus Health will provide operational support to medical staff, which will in turn allow them to focus on driving the quality of patient care.
"Because of the ramifications of the of the state of healthcare in the U.S., physician empowerment is going away," said Raza Pasha, M.D., founding partner of Altus Health. "We are working hand-in-hand with our physician partners to develop a hospital that brings specialists and primary care together, while providing freedom, control and innovative support systems for the physicians. This hospital will be home for physicians that simply want to focus on what they do best – provide quality surgery and care for their patients."
Located at 9901 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036, the hospital will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and staffed with board-certified physicians and nurses trained in the latest surgical techniques and procedures. The expansion was designed by architects at Hashmet Wali & Associates, Inc. and constructed by ZT Construction.
About Altus Health:Established in 2004, Altus Health System is an integrated network of physicians, care centers and services dedicated to providing the highest quality, affordable patient care. Altus Health is currently comprised of more than 1,600 physicians with operations that include a surgical hospital, surgical centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, sleep centers, hospices and four freestanding emergency centers. For more information about Altus Health and our services, please visit www.altushealthsystem.com.
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