Texas Children’s Hospital announces expansion of its Pavilion for Women

Texas Children's

August 2, 2021

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As its current facilities have reached infant delivery capacity, the expansion plan will give Texas Children’s nearly 190,000 square feet of additional usable clinical space to make it a true destination for women of all ages, as well as maternal and fetal care.

Key to the project is bringing the former Baylor Clinic building into the Texas Children’s campus and renaming it Main Tower. This Main Tower will be used for outpatient OB/GYN services and will connect to the Pavilion for Women, which opened in 2012 and was designed by our team.

This project expands the footprint of Texas Children’s, and in turn, the Texas Medical Center by creating another front door for the institution on Main Street. Previously, the Main Street area was mainly parking deck entrances. This Pavilion for Women expansion will enhance the pedestrian experience through the development of the streetscape, improving both the neighborhood and accessibility to Texas Children’s.


  • We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Texas Children’s Hospital, and we’re thrilled and honored to continue the work of bringing world-class care to Houston’s women and children. Bringing this expansion to life will increase access to care and provide more specialized care for our region and beyond.

    Kristin Ledet Houston Office Practice Leader
Texas Children's
The Pavilion for Women holds a level IV maternal care center, the highest level of care.

The $201 million expansion plan will unfold in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Relocate the Women’s Assessment Center from the 11th floor of the Pavilion for Women to the first floor and backfill the 11th floor with a 14-bed induction and observation unit.
  • Phase 2: Prepare Main Tower for occupancy and relocate outpatient OB/GYN from the Pavilion for Women to Main Tower. 
  • Phase 3: Backfill the Pavilion for Women with additional inpatient care capacity.

“This expansion plan will not only allow us to increase our delivery volume by about 30%, but will also allow us to have more space for specialized clinics and specific programs that will cater to women at every stage of life,” said Dr. Michael Belfort, OB/GYN-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, in a news release.