MD Anderson expanding its presence in The Woodlands

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today opened its newest free-standing facility in The Woodlands. Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and communities north of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center The Woodlands offers local, convenient access to the nation’s top-ranked comprehensive cancer care.

To keep pace with population growth, MD Anderson relocated its previous facility in The Woodlands to a larger building designed for the best possible experience for patients and care providers. The new building, located at the corner of College Park (TX242) and Fellowship Drive, is four times the size of the former location, and it incorporates all services in The Woodlands into one single, easy-to-navigate facility with free parking.

Patients will continue to receive the same high-quality, multidisciplinary care provided at the original location, as well as an expanded Ambulatory Treatment Center and diagnostic imaging center. The new location also provides support services including clinical nutrition, social work and cancer pain management. In the winter, additional interventional radiology, endoscopy, bronchoscopy and procedural services will be available, with plans to add a women’s imaging center in the future.

“MD Anderson is committed to expanding access to our expert subspecialty cancer care in the greater Houston area,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “This new facility provides a new level of services that will significantly enhance cancer care and the overall experience for patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas.”

MD Anderson The Woodlands offers numerous wellness resources, including Salus, an area for wellness, connection, learning and support, where patients may attend classes and support groups. It also houses a marketplace where patients and visitors may buy coffee, snacks and refreshments.

“This expansion allows the MD Anderson team to offer its full range of expert care – from cancer screenings and treatment to survivorship support – to patients throughout the north Houston area,” said Kent Postma, vice president of Ambulatory Operations at MD Anderson. “We look forward to experiencing this new facility with our patients we previously served in The Woodlands and to maximizing the care and patient experience opportunities for all patients.”

MD Anderson The Woodlands is the institution’s third outpatient campus to open this year. MD Anderson’s five campuses aim to improve local community access to subspecialized cancer care and innovative clinical trials.