Houston Methodist is one of the top healthcare providers in Texas, and they are always looking to expand to provide medical services to areas of rapid growth. Houston Methodist and PhiloWilke recently worked together to create the Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Building. Located on the corner of Highway 59 and First Colony Boulevard in Sugar Land Texas this facility serves as a visual land mark.
This project included the build-out of 75,000 sf out-patient orthopedic rehabilitation facility. Each level of the facility serves a purpose, and was strategically split in order to achieve maximum efficiency and separate the different orthopedic specialties. The first floor serves the needs for various types of physical therapy needs with its state of the art equipment and rehabilitation tools. Its features include a large open gym of about 20,000 sf with an aqua therapy pool and specialized Urgent Injury area. Level two includes a clinic with 50 exam rooms organized within five pods of 10 exam room each. Three radiography rooms are located centrally within the clinic, along with full casting and DME support functions. This floor was specifically designed with both the Methodist staff and patients in mind, a corridor cut through was strategically placed in a central location in order to create an ease of access, consistency and flexibility with staffing models. In addition, the clinician/physician work area is consolidated along one side of the clinic and the patient/public access is from the opposite side to improve efficiencies within the design. The third level includes the administrative support functions such as the staff lounge, offices and medical records. The building was designed with functionality in mind and by planning in such a way we were able to create an aesthetically pleasing environment that serves the needs of both staff and patients.