Scott & White Healthcare College Station Hospital construction ahead of schedule
- Ground is broken on medical office building -
CENTRAL TEXAS, Texas – Scott & White Healthcare announced today that it plans to open its new acute care facility in August, 2013, one month earlier than originally scheduled. The Scott & White Hospital—College Station will be located on Rock Prairie and Texas Hwy 6. Construction began in March of 2011.
"We are excited to announce that our construction process has been seamless up to this point, which will allow us to begin serving our patients sooner," noted Jason D. Jennings, chief executive officer for the Scott & White College Station region. In addition, ground has been broken for the medical office building that will serve as an "anchor" to the new hospital. Measuring 120,000-square-feet, the four-story facility represents the collaborative work of Jacobs Engineering and Architecture Group, Inc., and Kitchell Construction. The hospital and medical office building will connect on two levels for seamless patient access. Building occupancy begins in July 2013.
The medical office building will house many medical specialties that utilize the hospital on a regular basis including, but not limited to obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, expanded rehabilitation and therapy services as well as a comprehensive sleep center.
"It is imperative that our physicians have immediate and convenient access to the in-patient facility in order to provide the seamless care for which Scott & White is known," said William L. Rayburn, MD, chief medical officer for the Scott & White College Station region. Linda Clark, clinic administrator of the Scott & White College Station region added, "The medical office building is key to our over-arching plan to provide comprehensive care to the Brazos Valley and we are thrilled that our plans are currently on target."
"We look forward to strengthening and expanding our role in the community, and serving residents of the area for many years to come," Jennings said.
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Scott & White Healthcare is a non-profit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, Texas. Among the leading health systems encompassing one of the nation's largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive health care enhanced by medical education and research. Scott & White Healthcare includes 12 hospital sites with two additional announced facilities (including Scott & White Hospital – College Station), and 143 clinics at more than 65 clinic locations throughout Central Texas providing adult and pediatric care in 46 medical specialties. Integrated, high-quality care is delivered by a dedicated staff of more than 12,000 (including 1.000 physicians and scientists and more than 300 specialized health care providers). Get the latest news from Scott & White Healthcare by visiting our online newsroom, News blog or on Twitter (@swhealthcare).
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- Lindsey Joy
Media and Public Relations
Scott & White Healthcare
June 27, 2012