On August 20, 2015, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson (M.D. Anderson) announced their first-ever clinical collaborative agreement to build a joint outpatient cancer treatment center at the League City UTMB location. Recently, the UTMB’s Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes was renamed The UTMB Health-League City Campus.
The new center will be 135,000 square feet and is projected to open in 2018, and will become part of the M.D. Anderson’s Houston-area network, which includes four (4) clinical care centers. M.D. Anderson has a clinic located in the Bay Area is located at 18100 St. John Drive in Nassau Bay, on the campus of Methodist St. John Hospital. The expansion planned for the campus located at 2240 Interstate 45-South included a new hospital, emergency department, and a wider range of services for both inpatients and outpatients.
Sincethe landfall of Hurricane Ike,(2008), along the Galveston coastline, UTMB hasbeen either moving or creating new health service locations further inland,primarily in League City. These facilities, along with others located in the BayArea, are creating a collection of health services that greatly benefit localcitizens. One of those many benefits would be: not having to travel to Houston’sdowntown medical district for cancer treatments.
Excerptfrom the M.D.Anderson News Release, dated 8/20/2015:
““We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with a UT System sisterinstitution,” said Donna K.Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO of UTMB Health.“Togetherwith the services that we provide, this collaboration further expands the excellenthealth care services that will be available at the League City Campus.”
““MD Anderson in Bay Area was our first center to provide both medical oncologyand radiation services in the community, and it has played a vital role inadvancing the quality of cancer care throughout this growing region,” said ThomasBurke, M.D., executive vice president, MD Anderson Cancer Network®. “WithUTMB, we have a collaborator who shares our vision and mission for enhancingcare and access to research, and we expect our momentum to grow and expandrapidly by working together.” ”