COLLEGE STATION, Texas – (February 9, 2012) Scott & White Healthcare announced today the completion of the erection of the structure on its new, 143-bed acute care hospital in College Station. The milestone was marked with a “topping out” ceremony at the facility, located at the intersection of Texas Hwy 6 andRock Prairie Road.
Measuring 365,000-square-feet, the six-story facility represents the collaborative work of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Kitchell, and Adams Architecture. About 275 trade workers are currently employed at the site and that number is expected to increase to 400 as the project progresses.
Scott & White Hospital-College Station will house an emergency department, cardiac services including cardiac catheterization labs, neonatal intensive care unit, operating rooms, maternity services suites, endoscopic procedure suites, inter-operative robotics and other specialty services, all supported by a pharmacy, comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging technology and other diagnostic capabilities.
With a projected completion date of the summer of 2013, the new hospital will cover roughly eight acres of enclosed space, supported by 25,000 cubic yards of concrete and 700 tons of steel. The facility façade will be composed of stone and brick veneer, with architectural cast stone trim and curtainwall.
Scott & White Hospital-College Station will open initially with 119 beds and can be expanded to accommodate another 24 beds when the need arises “The magnitude of such an enormous undertaking and what it means to the future of patient care inCollege Stationhits me each time I step foot on the site,” said Jason Jennings, chief executive officer, Scott & White Healthcare College Station.
“This facility symbolizes Scott & White’s commitment to the community and will foster our unrivaled ability to deliver a continuity of care to theBrazosValley,” said William Rayburn, M.D., chief medical officer, Scott & White Healthcare College Station.
Media can download photos from the “topping out” ceremony at: cshospital.sw.org