Feature Illustration: Architect’s rendering of the future Menninger Clinic Outpatient Services Center. Courtesy: Menninger Clinic Foundation.
Houston (Harris County) — The Menninger Clinic Foundation board members and guests celebrated yesterday the groundbreaking of the Menninger Clinic Outpatient Services Center.
Menninger Clinic President/CEO Armando Colombo, board chairman Ronny Cuenod Jr. and others turned over the first shovelfuls of dirt Thursday morning to commemorate the beginning of an $11.4 million construction project.
The two-story, 33,000-square-foot building will expand patient access at Menninger, which consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 psychiatric hospitals. The facility was designed by staff at Kirksey Architecture’s Houston office, and will be built by Tellepsen Builders, also of Houston.
The Menninger Clinic campus is located at 12301 S. Main Street in Southwest Houston. The Outpatient Services Center will be located on the hospital’s 50-acre campus near the Texas Medical Center.
Services will include behavioral, mental health and sleep assessment and treatment. In addition to expanding outpatient and assessment services, the facility will accommodate Menninger’s state-of-the-art brain simulation, sleep medicine services and research department.
The new Outpatient Center adds 14 outpatient consultation rooms, an observation/children’s play room, three small meeting rooms, a patient lounge to accommodate those who have multiple visits on the same day, and a large group room available for support group meetings.
The facility will also include dedicated treatment rooms for sleep medicine consultations and treatment, transcranial magnetic stimulation and ketamine infusion therapies.
When it opens, patient services will be conducted on the building’s first floor, with the second floor providing 15,000 square feet of space for future expansion.
Edited from a Menninger Clinic news release.