HCA is purchasing another Houston area hospital


Physician reveals that North Cypress Medical Center announced buy-out to its employees yesterday

May 24, 2018

As a Houston, Texas attorney focusing on medical malpractice lawsuits, I like to keep abreast of hospital ownership changes.

One of the most dramatic changes in the Houston area hospital landscape in recent years is how many hospitals are being purchased by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA is a huge chain of hospitals based in Nashville, Tennessee.

To understand the wide reach of HCA’s hospital ownership and operation, consider these statistics. HCA hospitals have over 28 million patients each year, including 8.6 million annual emergency room visits. HCA has 249,000 employees, 87,000 nurses, and 38,000 active physicians on its combined medical staff. It manages 177 hospitals and 119 free-standing surgery centers.

You may have heard of HCA from a federal investigation that lasted almost a decade. It ended in 2003, with the "the government receiving a total of over $2 billion in criminal fines and civil penalties for systematically defrauding federal health care programs."

This morning, in The Woodlands, I met with a medical expert that I retained to testify in a medical malpractice lawsuit. She told me that yesterday North Cypress Medical Center announced to its employees that it was being acquired by HCA. I have handled numerous investigations and lawsuits involving care provided at this hospital.

I presume, based on such an announcement, that the HCA negotiations with North Cypress Medical Center are final or close to it. If so, this hospital joined the following other hospitals that are currently in HCA’s Golf Coast Division:

HCA’s Houston Area Hospitals

Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77504
(713) 359-2000

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 332-2511

Conroe Regional Medical Center
504 Medical Center Blvd
Conroe, TX 77304
(936) 539-111

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
10655 Steepletop Drive
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 890-4285

Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 440-1000

Kingwood Medical Center
22999 US Highway 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 348-8000

Mainland Medical Center
(a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center)
6801 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 938-5000

Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Herman Drive
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 527-5000

Plaza Specialty Hospital
1313 Herman Drive
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 285-1000

Pearland Medical Center
11100 Shadow Creek Pkwy
Pearland, TX 77584
(713) 770-7000

Texas Orthopedic Hospital
7401 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 799-8600

Tomball Regional Medical Center
605 Holderrieth Blvd.
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 401-7500

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 790-1234

West Houston Medical Center
12141 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 558-3444

HCA’s South Texas Hospitals

Bayview Behavioral Hospital
6629 Wooldridge Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(361) 986-8200

Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area
7101 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
(361) 761-1200

Corpus Christi Medical Center – Doctors Regional
3315 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 761-1400

Corpus Christi Medical Center – The Heart Hospital
7002 Williams Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
(361) 761-6800

Corpus Christi Medical Center – Northwest
13725 Northwest Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
(361) 767-4300

Rio Grande Regional Hospital
101 East Ridge Road
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 632-6000

Valley Regional Medical Center
100A E Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 350-7000

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Robert Painter is a medical malpractice attorney at Painter Law Firm PLLC, in Houston, Texas. He is a former hospital administrator who represents patients and family members in medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuits against hospitals, physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers. In 2017, H Texas magazine named him one of Houston’s top lawyers. In May 2018, the Better Business Bureau recognized Painter Law Firm PLLC with its Award of Distinction.

Robert Painter

Robert Painter is a medical malpractice lawyer at Painter Law Firm PLLC.


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