HCHD Unveils New Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center

HOUSTON (May 14, 2010) – The Harris County Hospital District celebrated the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 14.

The new 64,000-square-foot building replaces the previous 15,050-square-foot center located within HCHD’s Quentin Mease Community Hospital.

HCHD’s newest addition will quickly become a jewel to the residents of southern Harris County. Located at 3550 Swingle Road, the center will provide care for about 100,000 patient visits a year.

The opening of MLK reaffirms the Hospital District’s strong commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to patients close to their homes.

“We have been looking forward to this day for many years,” said Carolyn Bell, director, MLK Jr. Health Center. “We’re pleased to see the results of our planning and that we’re able to provide additional vital healthcare services to our community.”

The new health center boasts 60 exam rooms and will provide a wide range of healthcare services, including primary care for both adults and children, dental, ophthalmology, obstetrics, psychiatry, pharmacy, laboratory and many other services.

In addition, an adjacent 10,000 square-foot eligibility center is opening to help Harris County residents register for services.

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