Harris Health System Celebrates Smith Clinic Opening

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, Harris Health System celebrated the completion of Smith Clinic, the system’s first outpatient specialty facility.  The new facility enhances and expands specialty care for patients formerly seen at hospital-based clinics located at Ben Taub Hospital.

After almost two years of construction, the five-story, nearly 168,000-square-foot facility was completed two months ahead of schedule. Partial services for patients began Sept. 4, 2012 with a full complement of services starting Oct. 1, 2012.

Smith Clinic specialty services:

  • Allergy
  • Breast Pathology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • PICC Line Clinic
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Urology Oncology 

Smith Clinic has more than 100 exam rooms and is expected to provide care for more than 73,500 annual patient visits. The facility is staffed by faculty physicians and residents from Baylor College of Medicine.

More facility highlights:

  • 3 Linear accelerators
  • 3 CT scanners
  • 2 MRI units
  • 5 Ultrasound units
  • PET scan
  • 6 Digital mammography units
  • 3 Digital radiography units
  • 2 Digital RAD/fluoroscopy units
  • Breast MRI unit
  • Bone density unit
  • OB Ultrasound
  • 26 Infusion therapy stations
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory services

About Smith Clinic
Smith Clinic is named in recognition of Lester and Sue Smith who donated $15 million through The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation to the Harris County Hospital District Foundation and Harris Health System. The donation was the largest single, private gift to the system.

Also named in honor of Lester and Sue Smith are patient care sites that will be housed in the clinic: The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Smith Infusion Therapy Clinic; Smith Diagnostic Imaging Department; and Smith Oncology Clinic.

Within Smith Clinic, patients also will have access to the latest cancer diagnostic and treatment in the J. Evans and Mary P. Attwell Radiation Therapy Center. The center celebrates the generosity of the Attwell family and honors Mr. Attwell who served as member of the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers, the governing body for Harris Health System. He served on the board for two different periods from 1992-2007.