Woodlands Business News Sept 2012
Memorial Hermann Medical Group, a physician-led subsidiary of Memorial Hermann, has opened a new location in the Imperial Oaks Kroger Shopping Center at 2115 Rayford Road in Spring. Board-certified family medicine physician Gary Mueck, M.D., is seeing patients at the new location.
A graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Dr. Mueck completed his training in family medicine at Memorial Hermann Southwest Family Medicine Residency Program. He has practiced medicine in The Woodlands/Spring area for 20 years. He has special interests in wellness and preventive medicine as well as sports medicine.
Sujatha Anand, M.D., and Kent Erickson, M.D., have joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group in The Woodlands. Dr. Anand and Dr. Erickson are both former members of Sadler Clinic. In addition, board-certified cardiologist Hajin Lim, M.D., has also joined the group.
Dr. Anand received her medical degree from Chennai Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and completed her internship at the Government General Hospital in Chennai. She completed her family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Her special interests include women’s health, the care of children, diabetes, preventive medicine, and patient and community education. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Anand sees patients of all ages and speaks medical Spanish, Tamil and Hindi.
Dr. Erickson graduated magna cum laude from The University of Istanbul, Faculty of Medicine, Capa, Istanbul, Turkey, where he also received his doctorate degree in physical therapy and rehabilitation. He served as clinical research director at the Baylor College of Medicine division of Gastroenterology in Houston and completed his residency training in family practice at The University of Texas Southwestern in Waco. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Erickson specializes in family and occupational medicine. His clinical interests include travel medicine, executive physicals, work-related injuries as well as acute and chronic problems. Dr. Erickson is a founding member of the American College of Urgent Care physicians.
Dr. Lim joins interventional cardiologists Amilcar Avendano, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Gustavo Grieco, M.D., F.A.C.C. Board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine, Dr. Lim completed his internship training in medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, Korea. He completed his residency in medicine and a second fellowship in cardiology at State University of New York Health Sciences in Brooklyn, New York, and in Buffalo, New York, respectively. Dr. Lim served as Clinical Instructor of Medicine at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Clinical Instructor of Cardiology at State University of New York at Buffalo and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Kansas University School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas.
Conroe ISD — Nikki Conley was named the principal of Broadway Elementary School. She is currently serving as the interim principal of the school. Conley is a Conroe ISD graduate, and has served all of her 17 years of experience as an educator in CISD. During her tenure she has been a second grade teacher, third grade teacher, fourth grade teacher, and an assistant principal. For the past five years, Conley has been the assistant principal at Broadway Elementary.
Mike Marsh was named the principal of Sam Houston Elementary School. He is currently serving as interim principal of the school and has served as an assistant principal of Buckalew Elementary and as principal of Powell Elementary.
Nicole Walker accepted a new role as principal of Reaves Elementary School. Walker is currently the assistant principal at Giesinger Elementary School. She has 16 years of experience as an educator and joined Conroe ISD in 1999. During her tenure, she has been a first grade teacher at Anderson Elementary, a campus and district literacy coach, summer school principal, and an assistant principal for the past three years.
Julie Miller is the new principal of Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus for the 2012-13 school year. Current principal Amy Porter has been named to lead York Junior High since the current principal, Jeff Fuller, has been reassigned to open and lead the newest Conroe ISD campus, Irons Junior High School. All three schools are in the Oak Ridge High School attendance zone. Miller joined the Conroe ISD family in 2005 as the assistant principal at Knox Junior High School, serving in that role for three years.
Felicia Jackson-Jones assumed the reins as principal of Houser Elementary School. Jackson-Jones is currently the assistant principal at Wilkerson Intermediate School, and has 20 years of experience as an educator. She joined Conroe ISD family in 2009. During her tenure she has been a Spanish teacher, bilingual coordinator, and assistant principal.
Tamika Taylor was named principal of Travis Intermediate School. She is currently the assistant principal at Rice Elementary, and began her career with Conroe ISD in 2005 when she was hired as a third grade teacher. During the past seven years, she has also served as the counselor at Runyan Elementary and as summer school principal.
The Woodlands Development Company has begun construction of the East Shore Clubhouse. Located in East Shore, the new clubhouse is slated for completion in early summer of 2013. The 5,500-square-foot clubhouse will be rendered in classic Georgian style. A circular drive and fountain will greet residents upon arrival. The clubhouse will feature an elevated entry and front and back porches. Inside, The Ellipse Room will be the main social gathering area, complete with a fireplace. The clubhouse will also include a kitchen and reception area as well as large multi-purpose rooms that can be used for exercise and fitness. The building will overlook the north lawn, a scenic greenspace designed for outdoor events.
The site will terrace down towards The Waterway, with a negative edge swimming pool, water wall and kiddie pool. The clubhouse grounds will be separated from The Waterway by plantings and wrought iron and stone gates. An outdoor gathering area with large summer kitchen will be another highlight. The architect for the project is PGAL of Houston. Clark Condon Associates of Houston is designing the landscape plan for the clubhouse grounds.
Johnson Development Corp. has been retained to manage the completion of development in Harmony, the newly named 1,000-acre community with more than 2,000 residential home sites remaining to be developed at Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzel Road.
Located near the new ExxonMobil campus five miles east of I-45, Harmony becomes the ninth Houston-area community in the Johnson Development portfolio. Known nationally for its award-winning master-planned communities, the company also is the developer of Woodforest, Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, Cross Creek Ranch, Imperial, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes and Edgewater, among others.
Previously known as Discovery at Spring Trails, the community currently has 262 developed lots, 132 of which are resident occupied. Johnson Development anticipates developing Harmony’s remaining 2,000 home sites over the next six to eight years starting with the first new neighborhoods this fall.
In addition to creating a new identity, Johnson Development will direct the investment of more than $5.8 million within the next 18 months for a new aquatics complex, enhanced landscaping, and several neighborhood parks. A Community Services Foundation, funded by a transfer fee collected on the sale of future homes, also will be launched to invest in resident activities and other enhancements within the community.
The Conroe ISD Education Foundation Inc.’s annual Scholarship Breakfast awarded scholarships to both students and teachers in Conroe ISD for 2012. Eleven senior students will enter
college this fall with CEF scholarships, and 24 Conroe ISD educators were
also awarded continuing education
Making the annual report at the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees meeting, CEF President Nelda Luce Blair gave credit to PBK Architects as a renewing Presenting Sponsor and Ellisor Constructors as a Guest Speaker Sponsor, for the success of the annual breakfast. On hand for introduction were two of the teacher scholarship winners, both Conroe ISD employees.
For the sixth consecutive year, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, according to the “Best Hospitals” survey published annually by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Also nationally ranked are MD Anderson specialty services including ear, nose and throat (No. 5); gynecology (No. 6) and urology (No. 23). Other specialties, which earned “High Performing” rankings in the national survey, were gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology and orthopedics.
In a separate survey of pediatric hospitals conducted earlier this year, MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital was ranked No. 15 in the nation. In the last 11 years, MD Anderson has been ranked No. 1 in cancer care nine times. Since the survey launched in 1990, it has been listed as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care in the nation.
MD Anderson has grown in clinical and research activity, square footage and outreach throughout the last decade. Since September, when Ronald DePinho, M.D. joined MD Anderson, new growth opportunities have been directed toward an innovative scientific offensive against cancer. This year, MD Anderson anticipates seeing its one millionth patient since opening in 1944. In 2011, the institution saw more than 108,000 people — about one-third of them new patients. More than 10,000 people were registered in clinical trials exploring new treatments and combinations, the largest such program in the nation. With 11 Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grants, MD Anderson ranks first in the number of grants awarded and the total number of grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute. Last year, MD Anderson research efforts totaled more than $623 million.
The Woodlands Soccer City, which is expected to open at the end of August, is a new indoor soccer complex located on FM 1488 at SH 242. The complex houses two large air-conditioned indoor fields, a party room, meeting room and concessions. This building is the only indoor complex in the area to have two large fields and the latest technology in artificial turf, plus tempered glass for clear spectator viewing as well as ample parking.
The Woodlands Soccer City offers adult leagues for men, women, co-ed and corporate, plus youth leagues for ages 4 and above. The company can host indoor soccer camps, adult and youth Tournaments and skills clinics. In addition, indoor fields will be available for rental for teams to practice. For information, visit woodlandssoccercity.com or call 936-441-GOAL.