Twenty-five years ago, Conroe Regional Medical Center was known as the "county hospital." Today, having expanded to 360 beds, a staff of 1,200 with over 250 physicians on staff, Conroe Regional Medical Center is being recognized as a comprehensive regional tertiary referral center.
"From newborns who require neonatal intensive care management and monitoring to patients who come to us for off-pump coronary bypass surgery, Conroe Regional Medical Center has come a long way from the title and services of the county hospital," said Jerry Nash, CEO. "We are proud of our associations with hospitals in The Woodlands, Livingston, Huntsville, Cleveland, Tomball, Kingwood, and throughout the region who refer their patients to us when there is a need for a higher level of care."
Both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department are Level III services - providing higher levels of care that are not readily available in many regions between Dallas and Houston.
The recently opened and expanded Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Units provide state-of-the-art technology and monitoring for as many as 36 patients at a time.
"Having an ICU/CCU of this size happened by design," Nash said. "We planned for the influx of people who are moving to this part of Texas to enjoy the open spaces and lakes in their retirement years. We wanted to provide them with services and quality care when they need it, close to home."
The other end of the age spectrum has not been forgotten. Our neonatal unit features intensive care services for high-risk newborns born at our hospital or transported in from anywhere in a 100-mile radius. Neonatologists attend to these babies, as do board certified physicians of many specialties and a certified nursing staff. A transport team, specially trained to prepare, care for and manage these newborns as they are transferred in from other facilities, is on call 24-hours a day.
The community will see more evidence of a greater commitment to heart care as facelifts occur throughout the hospital to house additional technology, to provide better accommodations for patients and their families, and to create additional consultation space for our physicians. Development of a comprehensive HeartCare Center will continue to be the focus for Conroe Regional Medical Center in the years ahead.
"We want residents who are experiencing heart problems to have one central location to receive their care. We continue to improve technology and add necessary personnel to insure the best heart care in the region. Heart disease is the nation's number one killer and we want to do all we can to help eradicate it," Nash said.
From chest pain to off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, we provide comprehensive cardiovascular services. Patients come for laser heart surgery, open heart surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and videoscopic vein harvesting, as well as thrombolytic therapy, and peripheral disease services such as balloon angioplasty, stents, rotational atherectomy, and pacemakers.
Of course, surgery, outpatient testing, 24/7 emergency care in the Conroe Regional Medical Center Level III Trauma Center, OB, Women's services, Cancer services, sleep lab, hyperbaric medicine, diabetes management, physical therapy, cardiac rehab and all other services of the hospital will continue to be offered to the region.
The objective of Conroe Regional Medical Center remains the same - to serve the people in the community who come to us for their healthcare needs. The focus continues to expand as we offer the entire region a convenient, quality location filled with educated, professional staff who can provide expert care using technologically advanced techniques and equipment right in their own backyard.
For more information about the services of Conroe Regional Medical Center, please call 936-539-1111 and an operator will direct you to the appropriate location.