Katy Business November 2016

| November 1, 2016

(L-R): Kim Collins; Denise McCall, director of infusion center; Wayne Voss, CEO; Vicki Brownewell, chief nursing officer; and Peyton Elliott, vice president of operations.

(L-R): Kim Collins; Denise McCall, director of infusion center; Wayne Voss, CEO; Vicki Brownewell, chief nursing officer; and Peyton Elliott, vice president of operations.


If you travel on I-10 and Barker Cypress through the Energy Corridor, you may notice that flamingos have landed at Houston Methodist West Hospital. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, flamingos will cover the green areas of the hospital grounds and pink lights will shine nightly during October.

“Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to educating our community on the importance of breast care,” said Kim Collins, director of the Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at West. “We hope that our awareness efforts will prompt women in our area to be proactive and schedule their mammogram screenings.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, likely to affect one in eight women. Survival rates continue to improve steadily each year thanks to early detection and advanced treatment.

“We also offer genetic testing and counseling, patient navigation and have a High-Risk Program that offers intensive screenings and medications to prevent and reduce the risk of breast cancer for eligible patients,” said Collins.

At Houston Methodist West, board-certified doctors and a comprehensive breast care team offer resources and screenings for early cancer detection including 3-D mammograms, ultrasounds and breast MRIs.

To schedule a mammogram appointment at Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at West, visit houstonmethodist.org/appointments or call 832-522-1234.



The Katy Area Economic Development Council recently completed its 2016 Katy area aerial development map. The map, which is now available for purchase, includes a color aerial photo of the Katy area.

Information featured on the 2016 map includes current and planned thoroughfares, residential communities, commercial developments, industrial areas, schools, hospitals, city and county boundaries, ETJs, retail areas and other pertinent development information. Katy Area EDC has printed the map since 2005 and it has been a highly useful tool for those in the real estate industry.

Maps are available in the following sizes:

42” x 58” poster size – member price $85; non-member price $125

26” x 36” – member price $25; non-member price $50

Members of Katy Area EDC are provided a limited number of maps at no cost and can purchase additional copies at a reduced rate. Members interested in ordering additional copies can call 281-396-2200. For non-members, call 281-396-2200.​



The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Henry Dibrell of Katy ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 4, Posi­tion E. Dibrell currently serves as sergeant-at-arms for the Katy ISD board. He joined the board in 2011 and has held the positions of vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.

A graduate of Leadership TASB and a current fellow with the Center for Reform of School Systems, he also invests time volunteering with the Katy High School Band Booster Club and mentoring and coaching flag football athletes. Dibrell is the owner of Campaign Crate, a political consulting firm.

Dibrell is a licensed minister who holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Northwestern State University. He is also a member of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, where he received the Dean Nicolus Award, and serves on the board of the Katy Pachyderm Club.




Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Associates (MNA) and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of Justin P. Morgan, M.D.

Morgan will serve as a neurologist at Mischer Neuroscience Associates-Cypress and Mischer Neuroscience Associates-Katy. He will also serve as a clinical assistant professor at the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neuro­surgery at McGovern Medical School.

Morgan is a fellowship-trained neurologist who practices general neurology with special interests in electromyography and nerve conduction studies, electroencephalography and intraoperative monitoring. His clinical re­search interests focus on electromyography and nerve conduction studies, electroen­ceph­alography and intraoperative monitoring. He also has a special interest in treating neuromuscular disorders, neck and spine disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, stroke, chronic headaches, traumatic brain injury, dementia and multiple sclerosis.

“We are excited to have Dr. Morgan join our team of neurologists at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Associates,” said Jose Diaz, M.D., neurologist at Mischer Neuroscience Associates and clinical assistant professor at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery. “Dr. Morgan’s expertise will be of great service to the communities of Katy and Cypress.”

Prior to joining MNA, Dr. Morgan earned his medical degree at McGovern Medical School. After completing a preliminary year of internal medicine at UT Southwestern’s Austin program, he returned to Houston to complete a neurology residency at McGovern Medical School, where he was chief resident. Following residency, he trained as a clinical neurophysiology fellow at UTHealth.


The Living Arches in Katy's Cane Island.

The Living Arches in Katy’s Cane Island.


Cane Island’s Living Arches, part of the Katy master-planned community’s arrival experience, has won a Texas Star Award for Best Special Feature of a Community.

Presented by the Texas Association of Builders, the Texas Star Awards showcase the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers and sales, marketing and construction professionals throughout Texas. The award is the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry.

Stretching over Cane Island Parkway, Cane Island’s Living Arches are comprised of two steel sculptures incorporating hundreds of glass leaves and thousands of programmable LED lights which change colors with the seasons and for special occasions. A motion sensor activates the show as a car approaches, and its planter boxes allow for native Texas vines to grow and intertwine through the sculptures.

“When we designed Cane Island, we wanted to create an arrival experience that says ‘you’re somewhere special,’” notes Dan Naef, president of Rise Communities, developer of Cane Island. “It’s certainly an honor to be recognized by our industry.”

Cane Island also won Texas Star Awards for Best Showroom Sales Center and Best Sales Brochure by a developer.

One of the most sought-after master-planned communities west of Houston, Cane Island offers new luxury homes from the $200s to the millions, including those in gated sections and on prized cul-de-sac homesites from Coventry Homes, Toll Brothers, Ryland Homes, Shea Homes, David Weekley Homes, Perry Homes and Trendmaker Homes. Resi­dents enjoy a resort-style Amenity Village along with easy access onto Interstate 10 via the Cane Island Parkway. The community also offers The Estates at Cane Island, a gated custom home neighborhood with Houston’s first street pantries. Visit CaneIsland.com for more information.



Cross Creek Ranch’s growth continues with the opening of six more neighborhoods and 18 new model homes this year, as well as increasing home sales.

“Homebuyers are very interested in what we have to offer,” said Rob Bamford, general manager. “We have a diverse array of home choices,so buyers are able to find a home that fits their needs and their budget.”

Trendmaker Homes, Newmark Homes, Highland Homes, Chesmar Homes, Lennar, Perry Homes and Taylor Morrison have all opened new neighborhoods within the north and west sections of the 3,200-acre community. Accompanying model homes showcase the floorplans and options buyers have available to them.

Taylor Morrison has opened eight active adult model homes in Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch, a neighborhood designed for adults age 55+. Homes in the enclave are priced from the mid $240,000s. The model homes showcase many subtle design features such as wide hallways, abundant lighting and no-step showers, as well as spacious outdoor living areas and open-concept design in the single-story plans. In addition to enjoying access to the many amenities at Cross Creek Ranch, Bonterra residents also will enjoy a lagoon pool, fire pit, bocce ball and pickleball courts and a 10,000-square-foot community clubhouse with a fitness room, massage room, cards and craft room and more.

Well over 2,300 homes have been sold since Cross Creek Ranch opened in 2008. Bamford estimates that the community still has five years of active development left.

Cross Creek Ranch is served by schools in the Katy ISD and the Lamar Consolidated ISD, including the newly opened Leaman Junior High and Fulshear High School. For more information, visit crosscreektexas.com.


Surgical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus at the perioperative suite expansion ribbon cutting.

Surgical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus at the perioperative suite expansion ribbon cutting. (Photo – MARIELLE BRISBOIS/TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)


Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently unveiled the newly expanded perioperative suite, which includes four new operating rooms, a new procedure room, three new call rooms, as well as a new doctor’s lounge, staff kitchen and break area. The expansion brings the total number of operating rooms at West Campus to eight and doubles the total number of procedure rooms.

“Our team is thrilled about the growth of the perioperative suite,” said Dr. Allen Milewicz, chief surgical officer at West Campus. “This expansion will allow us to do longer, more complex surgeries and help us increase the scope of services we offer.”

The recent expansion of the perioperative suite is part of the ongoing, three-year, $50 million capital improvement effort that will help expand West Campus’ capacity and capabilities. “A little more than five years ago, we stood in this same place with our first surgical patient and cut the ribbon to our perioperative suite,” said Matt Schaefer, president of West Campus. “Since then, we have met the surgical needs of more than 20,000 children. This expansion increases our ability to reach even more children and provide them with the highest quality care in their community, closer to home.”

Upcoming projects include a new 14 exam room clinic for Neurology, Renal and Dermatology and the addition of 22 pediatric intensive care unit beds.

Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus offers inpatient and outpatient services and houses the only dedicated 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Greater West Houston. To learn more, visit texaschildrens.org/westcampus



In our July publications, we mistakenly identified Mr. Robert Dame as the person responsible for the architecture work of the featured home.The correct designation is Building Design by Robert Dame, Robert Dame Designs.

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