Bay Area Regional Medical Center Scheduled to Open July 21, Expected to Employ 520 Full-Time with Annual Payroll in Excess of $36 Million for Fiscal Year 2014 and Estimated Total Economic Impact of Almost $128 Million by 2018

Bay Area Regional Medical Center Scheduled to Open July 21, Expected to Employ 520 Full-Time with Annual Payroll in Excess of $36 Million for Fiscal Year 2014 and Estimated Total Economic Impact of Almost $128 Million by 2018

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(), a new hospital created to give Bay Area Houston residents access to advanced technologies and the highest standards of health care, is scheduled to open to patients on Monday, July 21, 2014. Located at 200 Blossom Street in Webster, Texas (77598), Bay Area Regional Medical Center will have a significant direct and indirect economic impact both near-term and long-term for the City of Webster and Houston’s Bay Area.

According to an economic impact analysis completed in June 2014 by University of Houston Clear Lake for Bay Area Regional Medical Center, the hospital is expected to employ 520 people full-time with an annual estimated payroll of $36,264,720 during fiscal year 2014. The total economic impact on the Webster community is estimated at $101,352,826 for fiscal year 2014 and $127,955,607 for fiscal year 2018. The total direct and indirect economic impact includes salaries and wages, property tax, sales tax, payroll tax, income tax, capital expenditures, liability insurance expenses, and maintenance expenses.

The University of Houston Clear Lake developed this economic impact analysis by applying the financial and employment data that was provided by Bay Area Regional Medical Center to an input-output model of Webster’s economy. This analysis was constructed using industry data from the Minnesota IMPLAN Group (MIG) economic impact sector. IMPLAN data from 2012 showed that the private hospital sector (industry sector 397) is the largest industry by labor income and output in Webster, Texas, and the second largest by employment.

“It is a privilege and honor to open this new hospital whose mission is to deliver high quality health care services for Houston’s Bay Area. It is especially gratifying to know that the opening of this facility has been eagerly anticipated not only by physicians, but also by all of the Bay Area communities,” commented , chief executive officer for Bay Area Regional Medical Center.

“Well in advance of our official opening this summer, our hospital demonstrated our sincere commitment to Houston’s Bay Area communities through active involvement in local chambers of commerce, being the title sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 Bay Area Go Red for Women Luncheon benefitting the American Heart Association, and hosting numerous health and wellness programs throughout our market. Due to an extremely positive response to our recruiting efforts in advance of the hospital’s opening this month, approximately 98 percent of the full-time jobs are already filled. We have recruited many of our physicians and staff from Houston’s Bay Area. We are also working with many local suppliers,” Dr. Lyons added.

Bay Area Regional Medical Center is designed and engineered to accommodate 275 patient rooms in 11 floors when it is fully built out. The Phase II expansion is expected to bring the hospital to a capacity of 202 patient beds by September 2015, and the design and planning for this phase will begin in October 2014. The developer of Bay Area Regional Medical Center is Medistar Corporation, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Medistar is a leading medical and real estate development company that specializes in the design, development, financing and construction of hospitals and facilities for the healthcare industry in the United States. Medistar is also involved in corporate developments, corporate facilities and hospitality venues. Medistar Corporation plans to build other medical projects that will provide a continuum of care to Bay Area Regional Medical Center. Please see Medistar’s Web site for more information.

The hospital will support these priority services:

•Cardiology/Cardiothoracic services

•Orthopedics

•General surgery

•Emergency care

•Internal medicine

•Heart failure clinic

•Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

•Radiology: diagnostic with X-ray, MRI, CT Scan

•Nuclear medicine with fluoroscopy

•Inpatient dialysis

•Physical therapy and sports medicine

•Occupational medicine

•Pain management

•Pharmacy

•Clinical lab

Some of the many features and benefits of Bay Area Regional Medical Center include:

Dr. Lyons brings years of healthcare administration and educational experience to Bay Area Regional Medical Center. Before joining BARMC, he served as president, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group. He also served as a clinical assistant professor with Baylor College of Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center and University of Texas Medical Branch.

BARMC’s leadership team also includes:

Full biographical profiles are available for Dr. Lyons and all leadership team members at .

Bay Area Regional Medical Centerinvites candidates to apply for any open jobs that suit their qualifications and career goals. The hospital will continue to announce positions as they become available at .

The main phone number for the hospital is 281-525-7000. The Web site is .

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