Woodlands Business News December 2011
Northwest Diagnostic Clinic, PA, with offices in The Woodlands and in the Cypress Station area of Houston, announced that Rheumatology Associates of Houston has merged with Northwest Diagnostic Clinic to form the largest non-academic rheumatology practice in Houston.
Rheumatologists Martha Aguilar, M.D., and Joan Appleyard, M.D., of RAH will now work with NDC rheumatologists Carmen Perez-Masuelli, M.D., FACP; Leslie Wilson, M.D., CCD; and Tamar F. Brionez, M.D., CCCD.
The merger comes in the midst of an evolving health care system in which doctors are breaking away from the day-to-day office responsibilities of their practice to focus solely on clinical care and better serve their patients.
Angela “Mary” Hazlett has been named to the Board of Directors for Montgomery County Youth Services. As an adjunct professor at Lone Star Montgomery College, Hazlett offers the MCYS board a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education. She has been with Lone Star Montgomery since the college opened in 1995.
Hazlett is a member of the National Charity League Magnolia where she is a committee chair for The Woodlands Children’s Festival. She is a Lifetime Member of the University of Houston Alumni Association and involved in fundraising for University of Houston. She also volunteers with Special Olympics, the YMCA and The Woodlands High School.
Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, opened its newest franchise location in The Woodlands in October. Deb and Ken Tandy, former Learning Express patrons turned store owners, enjoy providing the community with specialty toys and a neighborhood shopping experience. Learning Express Toys of The Woodlands is located at 8000 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 140.
In addition to unique toys, gifts and exclusive products — all of which inspire imagination, creativity, and intellectual and physical development — Learning Express Toys will offer perks such as free gift wrapping, complimentary personalization of select items, a VIP shopping program, and even a curbside gift pick up for those extra busy days. The Woodlands store also hosted a store-wide sale and toy drive that benefited Interfaith of The Woodlands.
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership held its Quarterly Partner Luncheon at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in October. Guest speaker John Broman,director of Corporate Planning, informed community leaders about Anadarko Petroleum’s vast portfolio, capital program and future plans.
For the past five years, the EDP has held luncheons for Partners in order to keep them informed of important issues facing businesses today. Past topics have included Economic Impact of Local Educational Institution, State Economic Development and Tourism, Banking Executives Update, Life Science Update, Social Media, Education, State of our Economy, Local Tourism, Health care, International Trade and Life Science Commercialization.
St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital department of Tektonic Athletic Development & Rehabilitation has moved to the hospital’s campus in the Medical Arts Center II building at 17350 St. Luke’s Way, Ste. 390. It was previously located within Legends Sports Center at 602 Pruitt Road in Spring.
Tektonic Athletic Development & Rehabilitation, an outpatient sports medicine department of St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, is a technologically and clinically advanced physical rehabilitation and human performance testing and training facility with specialization in sports medicine and sports performance training. It is designed to support high performance athletes as well as recreational athletes, service professionals, and business executives who have the desire to improve their health status with services that are evidence based and scientifically valid.
Tektonic services include physical therapy, work injury rehabilitation, human performance and physical fitness testing through its human performance lab, sports performance training, nutrition counseling by a registered, licensed dietitian, strength training and cardiac endurance conditioning.
The Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations has appointed Joann Robinson as the new board president as Gypsie Hufnagle steps down after serving her term.
“What I think MCWCO does best is to gather various nonprofits and share information,” Robinson said. “This is how we can better serve our community by sharing our services, our core competencies and our vision for Montgomery County.”
Cantex Continuing Care Network has purchased a 5.3-acre site in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park for construction of a 112-bed, approximately 66,000-square-foot skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
The site is located on Creekside Forest Drive near Gosling Road, and is positioned within six to seven miles of three hospitals serving The Woodlands area — Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital. The facility will feature 96 private occupancy resident rooms and eight semi-private occupancy rooms.
Additional features include a formal living area with fireplace, a library with computer and Internet access, a chapel, an amenities shop and a beauty salon. Two neighborhood cafes, a menu option formal dining room, and a large multi-disciplinary rehabilitation center to facilitate both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation needs will also be included.
Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012, with a planned opening in the third quarter of 2013.
The Woodlands Development Company, with the support of John Manlove Marketing & Communications, was recognized for its marketing efforts, receiving three marketing awards plus recognition as one of the sponsors at the Greater Houston Builder’s Association Houston’s Best 2011 Awards.
The Woodlands’ 3-D animation commercial won the GHBA’s Houston’s Best award for “Television/Video Promotion of the Year.” The commercial depicted the natural beauty of the master-planned community.
The Woodlands “Holiday Countdown” radio advertisement garnered the GHBA’s Houston’s Best award for “Radio Commercial of the Year.” The objective was to communicate the details of the “Holiday Countdown” program in The Woodlands and the $2,000 MasterCard incentive in a humorous and memorable way using a fictional character.
The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park brochure won “Sales Brochure of the Year – Developer.” Botanical images and descriptions of birds, uncoated paper, leaf patterns embossed on the cover and repeated throughout added to the natural look of this brochure. Beautiful photography and an earthy color palette enhanced the visual appeal of this promotional piece.