Photo from left to right: Sandra Schrader, RNC-OB and Jennifer Cook, BSN began seeing patients today in the newly expanded Maternal Assessment Center.

May 12, 2016, Houston, TX --- Today, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas celebrates the opening of its newly expanded Maternal Assessment Center. This specially-designed Center provides moms-to-be with a unique area focused on their testing or urgent care needs. The Center is open six days a week, weekdays from 7 am to 11 pm, and Saturdays from 7 am to 7 pm.  

The expanded 3,800-square-foot Maternal Assessment Center includes 13 private rooms and is easily accessible from valet services and the emergency department located on the hospital’s first floor.

The Maternal Assessment Center offers advanced services to women who need special care during pregnancy. Nursing specialists from the Maternal Assessment Center work with each patient and her personal physician to manage specific conditions, such as the onset of labor, obstetrical and gynecologic conditions, and surgical emergencies. If necessary, the Maternal Assessment Center will provide the patient with direct admission to the hospital’s Labor & Delivery unit.

“The Maternal Assessment Center’s expansion provides our patients and their families with a warm and comforting environment during a stressful time,” said Ashley McClellan, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to continue to provide women with resources to enhance their pregnancy care and promote positive outcomes.”

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is the premier facility for pregnant women in Texas. The Maternal Assessment Center expansion allows The Woman’s Hospital of Texas to better serve the women of Houston and outlying communities.

About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the recent addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility. For more information, visit our website at

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at