Next Level Harris Health System

HOSPITAL PROJECT

Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital has a long, rich history in Northeast Harris County, providing care in this underserved area.

We’re known for our neonatal intensive care services for high-risk babies. We operate one of the busiest Level III trauma centers in Texas. We are among a short list of U.S. hospitals that has earned Magnet Recognition® for our nursing excellence. And we’ve earned numerous awards for our progressive programs, including our ever-expanding Community Farm at LBJ Hospital, to improve people’s access to compassionate care, healthy foods and chronic care management.

To preserve and expand our impact and to ensure that we meet the future needs of the community, Harris Health is investing in the complete transformation of the LBJ campus.

A recent facility assessment revealed that the 33-year-old hospital is nearing the end of its useful life. Ultimately, the campus plans call for two towers and a parking garage to provide a more comprehensive range of high-level medical, social and mental health care and outpatient services.

Plans for the new campus include:

  • More inpatient beds
  • Private inpatient beds
  • Access to more specialty and critical care services, including heart and stroke care
  • Level I trauma capable to include being equipped for a helipad
  • Larger operating rooms
  • Expanded cancer care
  • Expanded psychiatric and behavioral health services

Harris Health Approves $2.5 Billion Bond Request

Rendering of new LBJ Hospital Campus

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

As we begin planning the new LBJ Hospital campus, Harris Health and our project partners are committed to engaging the local community and our staff to ensure that we meet the needs and expectations for their new healthcare home.

We can’t do this without your input. Your ideas, concerns and comments are important. Please share your thoughts in the survey below or call PPG Global at 1-866-463-9525.

Status of the Concrete Crushing Plant- Call to Action

Dear Community Member:

As you probably know, on January 11 the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) approved a permit that will allow Texas Coastal Materials to build a rock and concrete crushing plant across the street from LBJ Hospital.  TCEQ has given approval of the permit despite widespread community opposition and the fact that the crushing plant will be within 440 yards of a school and chapel at LBJ Hospital, which is prohibited, by law.

Senator Boris Miles is asking everyone to participate in the effort to stop this crushing facility from receiving a permit in the proximity of the LBJ Hospital and the Fifth Ward Community, by doing two things:

1 . Send a letter to Governor Abbott asking him to direct the TCEQ Commissioners to grant the Motion to Overturn the TCEQ Executive Director’s decision.  A sample letter is attached- See Attachment 1.
That letter can be mailed to:
The Honorable Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711

2 . Send in a Motion to Overturn the TCEQ’s Executive Director’s decision.  A sample template is attached – See Attachment 2, which you can use.  THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THIS MOTION IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5.   There are three ways to submit the motion.

a. You can then email the document to them.  Include ” TCEQ Docket No. 2024-0138-AIR” in the subject line.  Send the email to:  [email protected]

b. You can efile your document tohttps://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eFiling/

Instructions:
  1. Click on File a Document with the Office of the Chief Clerk.
  2. Type in the TCEQ Docket No. 2024-0138-AIR and click Next.
  3. Accept the Privacy Policy.
  4. Enter contact information (Filing Title is the title of the filing.  For example: “Motion to Overturn”).
  5. Click Chose File to locate the document you want to file.
  6. Hit Submit to TCEQ.

c. You can also mail the letter to: 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX  78711

Please copy Rob Borja (Chief of Staff, State Senator Boris L Miles at [email protected] ) on your submission letters and emails.
He can also be reached directly at:
Rob Borja | Chief of Staff
State Senator Borris L. Miles
Office: 512-463-0113 | 3E.12
[email protected]

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