Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion

, Memorial Hermann

Houston, TX


The Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion adds over 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art spaces for surgery, emergency care, intensive care, and administrative and support services. In addition to replacing 71 existing patient beds, the facility adds 186 new beds, 24 operating rooms, and 15 emergency room bays. A 335-seat arboretum café offers patients, families, and staff an attractive respite.

Six shelled floors provide potential space for adding 186 beds and 24 operating rooms to accommodate future growth. An additional building provides a 900-space parking garage and infrastructure capabilities to support the campus expansion.

Increasing the Life Flight® 4-space helipad by an additional 10,000 SF provides a large space for Houston’s only hospital-based air medical service. 

Building Facts

  • 1.34M GSF
  • 186 beds
  • 24 ORs (including 3 Hybrid ORs)
  • 335-seat arboretum cafe
  • 900-car garage

Life Flight® & John S. Dunn Helistop

The new helipad can accommodate larger, heavier aircraft including Black Hawk helicopters. The decontamination showers are double the previous size to better serve industry partners during major disasters/crisis events. Life Flight Command Center, Life Flight Education Program, and administrative offices are now on the same floor to increase opportunities for team collaboration. The adjacent trauma elevator provides dedicated access for the Life Flight team to continue their expedited care to definitive treatment in the OR or Emergency Center.

Red Duke Trauma Institute

Adult Trauma Rooms have the capacity to double up in a mass casualty event. Each room has an imprint of red boots in honor of legendary trauma surgeon and Life Flight co-founder, Dr. James “Red” Duke, Jr.  These boots mark where the lead trauma physician stands when the room is in use.

Red Duke Trauma Institute