Houston Methodist recently celebrated the opening of its new Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower in Houston, a 22-story, $700 million patient tower.

The 954,705-square-foot facility in the Texas Medical Center features 366 patient beds and 18 high-tech operating rooms, including four hybrid ORs. The new hybrid ORs will allow for more minimally-invasive procedures for cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery.

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Houston Methodist Neurological Institute will move into the new building. Other highlights of the Walter Tower include an intraoperative MRI, a three-story atrium named for Barbara and President George H.W. Bush, 14 heart catheterization labs with expanded space, three intensive care floors with all-private rooms, six acute care floors, a VIP suite, and a helipad.

The architect is EYP.