Baylor St. Luke’s Unveils Design for First-of-Its-Kind Medical Campus

The Board of CHI St. Luke’s Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has approved and unveiled the design for its $1.1 billion, 27.5-acre, first-of-its-kind collaborative medical campus featuring one of the country’s top medical schools, a world-renowned cardiovascular research institute, and a nationally recognized quaternary care hospital capable of receiving highly complex cases. Guiding principles of this project include exceeding current healthcare industry standards, from scientific research and education to implementing innovative treatment and care.

The care environment at the McNair Campus is designed around the human experience—modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. The hospital’s operating room suites are influenced by Six Sigma and Lean principles, which follow a linear, logical, and efficient design. Physicians and scientists will work together on one integrated campus that creates a state-of-the-art infrastructure for advanced patient care, basic and translational science, and education. This establishes a unique and best-in-class environment unlike any other institution in the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Situated on the border of TMC, the location of the McNair Campus is anticipated to become a significant corridor for future healthcare services. The Campus provides easy access from locations inside and outside the TMC as well as convenient, accessible parking for patients, visitors, and staff. Additionally, there will be a dedicated, park-like green space designed to promote healing and relaxation while encouraging exercise and wellness. Completion of the 650-bed replacement hospital, including Tower 2 and a Medical Office Building, is slated for completion in 2020.

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New Standard of Academic & Medical Excellence

Guiding principles of this project include exceeding current healthcare industry standards, from scientific research and education to implementing innovative treatment and care.

"The relationship among Baylor College Medicine, Baylor St. Luke’s, and Texas Heart® Institute represents an important collaboration in academic medicine with the opportunity of accelerating translational research to patient care," said Paul Klotman, MD, President, CEO, and Executive Dean of Baylor College of Medicine.

The care environment at the McNair Campus is designed around the human experience—modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. The hospital’s operating room suites are influenced by Six Sigma and Lean principles, which follow a linear, logical, and efficient design. The patient can be moved directly from the waiting area to surgery and to a post-operative care unit to recover with their family members. The proximity of the pre- and post-operative care unit will allow surgeons and nurses to more effectively attend to all their patients.

In addition to the partnership between Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s, Texas Heart® Institute will also relocate to the McNair campus to a dedicated heart hospital within the new facility.

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Collaboration Partners

The Baylor St. Luke’s McNair Campus will be a collaborative campus featuring one of the country’s top medical schools, a world-renowned cardiovascular research institute, and a nationally recognized quaternary care hospital capable of receiving highly complex cases. The campus also represents a historic, $1.1 billion investment by Catholic Health Initiatives, the parent company of CHI St. Luke’s Health. The overall McNair project is the single largest capital investment CHI has ever made into one its healthcare systems and is a symbol of the commitment the company has made to creating healthier communities in the greater Houston area and beyond.


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