Scott & White selects site for Hill Country hospital

MARBLE FALLS, Texas – Scott & White Healthcare announced today it has signed a contract to purchase 116 acres of undeveloped land to serve as the new home for the Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center south of Marble Falls. The project site is adjacent the water tower recently erected by the City of Marble Falls to support the development of the medical complex and surrounding area.

“Today marks the continuation of our commitment to Marble Falls and the entire region,” said Alfred B. Knight, M.D., president and CEO of Scott & White. “The hard work by all parties involved has brought us closer to the building of a health care complex that will provide this community access to the highest quality patient care that has become synonymous with the Scott & White name.”

Scott & White partnered with the City of Marble Falls and Llano Memorial Health System in 2007 on plans to build a full-service major medical center to serve the Hill Country. An agreement was signed with an owner/developer to acquire property and make improvements in preparation for construction of the regional medical facility. That contract was terminated earlier this year because developers had not completed any of the improvements that were required in the original agreement.

The project now moves forward with the acquisition of land located near the intersection of U.S. 281 and TX 71. The purchase is being made independently of the process involving the selection of contractors to develop the property.

“There has been great anticipation on the part of everyone involved to see this project move forward,” said Wayne Anderson, chairman of the Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center board and a member of the steering committee leading the philanthropic effort to support the project. “We look forward to raising community awareness and funds to enhance this planned medical facility and move forward with construction. This is very exciting news for all of those who have dedicated themselves to building this medical center.”

The 17-member capital campaign steering committee was created to generate community donations for the non-profit Scott & White Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center. Funds raised in the community will stay in the area to help support and enhance services at the new regional medical center.

“Every member of this committee has a keen understanding of the need for quality health care in our area,” said Bob Sewell, steering committee chairman. “I firmly believe providing access to convenient, comprehensive health care is the biggest thing to happen to our area in the next 50 years. This Scott & White facility will provide the economic catalyst that will make our community the optimum place to live, work or play. The community donations we seek to raise will take this exciting project to the next level.”

Existing plans for the medical complex include construction of a 40,000 sq. ft. clinic building for physicians and a new hospital with 60 beds and more than 175,000 square feet of space. The design of the hospital allows for adding space and beds as future needs occur. The list of services in the plan include a 24-hour emergency department, cardiac services, operating rooms, maternity services suites, endoscope procedure suites, cancer services, and a variety of other specialty services, all supported by comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging technology and other diagnostic services

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For more information, contact:

Scott Clark
Media and Public Relations
Scott & White Healthcare
254-724-3047 or 254-724-9724
sdclark@swmail.sw.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2010


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