Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, a mainstay of the Memorial Villages and trusted healthcare provider of residents in Greater and West Houston, turned 50 this year.
Built in 1971 by Joe Johnson, the pioneer developer of the Memorial City area and founder of MetroNational, Memorial City General Hospital opened with less than 100 beds and one professional office building. Over the next 20 years, the hospital expanded its offerings with the addition of Gynecology, Cardiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Oncology and Radiation Therapy. It also expanded its footprint with two new wings and a second professional office building. In 1994, the hospital merged with Memorial Healthcare, ultimately becoming part of the Memorial Hermann Health System (Memorial Hermann) in 1997.