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Groundbreaking celebrated for new Memorial Hermann Primary Care Clinic in Research Forest area of Shenandoah

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The Howard Hughes Corporation® broke ground today on the new Memorial Hermann Primary Care Clinic in Shenandoah, Texas. Leased by Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands, the 20,000-square-foot, build-to-suit clinic will be situated on 3.6 acres at 1890 Research Forest Drive in Shenandoah near The Woodlands®. Located in Montgomery County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, the new clinic will help meet the growing demand for quality healthcare in the area.

“Memorial Hermann Primary Care Clinic will complement the extensive medical offerings in The Woodlands area and meet the growing needs of our residents, tenants and customers for world-class healthcare,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The pandemic highlighted the demand for medical office facilities, both nationally and within The Woodlands. We are excited to meet those needs with such a high-quality partner like Memorial Hermann.”

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In attendance at the groundbreaking were executive team members from Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands and The Howard Hughes Corporation, officials from The City of Shenandoah, and community leaders who came together to celebrate the development milestone.

“We are very excited to open a new 20,000-square-foot primary care clinic in The Woodlands to provide convenient access to support the growing community. The new space will allow us to expand our primary care services to double the providers we have today,” said Rachelle Guerra, Vice President of Physician Practice Operations for Memorial Hermann. “We have seen tremendous growth in The Woodlands market and on our Memorial Hermann campus and feel this will be a great addition to the community for years to come. We will continue to have strong relationships with all of our specialty partners in the community to streamline continuity of care for our patients. In this space, we will provide in-person and virtual office visits for Primary Care, Endocrinology, and Sports Medicine, as well as Lab services.”

Memorial Hermann Primary Care Clinic is a welcome inclusion to the continued advancement of medicine and need for health services in Montgomery County and The Woodlands. Offering endocrinology, sports medicine, virtual medicine, lab services and primary care, the clinic will anchor the next future phase of development of an additional 5.4 acres of retail, with convenient access along the major thoroughfare of Research Forest near I-45.

According to The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership’s survey of 2022 major employers in The Woodlands, healthcare tops the list with 30% of the community employed within the industry. Along with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, The Woodlands region is home to a total of six major medical providers including CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health – Lakeside Hospital, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands and the cancer treatment center, MD Anderson The Woodlands.


About The Woodlands®

The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recognized in 2021 as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 120,000 people, and nearly 64,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit For additional details, find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative place making, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.