The Cy-Fair Regional Health Network is anchored by the 181-bed acute care Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. In addition to four primary care clinics and the Cy-Fair Professional Buildings I and II, additional services such as comprehensive women's imaging, diabetes care, occupational medicine, and lab are offered.
The network is intended to increase the hospital’s market presence and provide much needed health care services in the fast-growing Cypress Fairbanks area of Houston. The development of the network is based on strong population growth, both historically and projected over the next five years. This residential increase has left people in the hospital’s service area with inadequate access to primary care physicians and services.
A recent study indicates that there is a combined shortage of nearly 220 general, family practice and internal medicine physicians within the hospital’s primary service area. Even more doctors will be needed by 2012, with a predicted combined shortage of 319 physicians in these same specialties. At the same time, the hospital’s service area is expected to add an additional 114,385 residents, further compounding the need for additional health care services and providers.
"This is a proud moment for us. Our growing community on the northwest side of Houston requires progressive development and quality health care for its residents," says Terry Wheeler, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital's chief executive officer. "This network is an exciting opportunity for us to bring our reputation and quality services directly to those who can benefit most."