In an effort to meet a growing demand for hospital-based care with safety and satisfaction top of mind for patients and staff, Methodist Hospital ( is undergoing a more than $18.6 million renovation.

The renovation includes the opening of two new units, which will be equipped with more than 50 patient beds, patient-monitoring technology, and adaptability features to address a variety of unique care needs.

The Progressive Care Unit (4 North), which opened in December, is dedicated to patients needing cardiac, vascular, and thoracic care. The Medical Observation Unit (5 North), which is slated to open in summer 2023, will be home to patients who may need extra care and monitoring after a medical event or procedure. Both units have added security features and negative air-flow capabilities.

“If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that time is of the essence in mitigating spread,” said Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital. “Although we already have airborne infection isolation rooms established throughout the hospital, it was important that our new units were designed with the ability to implement even more of these rooms quickly and efficiently.”

Each new patient room was designed with added privacy, flexibility, more storage, and modernized aesthetics. These features will help optimize staff workflow while enhancing the patient experience. The newly renovated floors mark Methodist Hospital’s first opportunity for significant acute care space since June 2010.

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