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The process started way back in 2014, and after four years the hospital expansion and renovation is about to get exciting.
After a delay due to two hurricanes in 2017 and the resulting rise in construction costs, the final steps of the hospital expansion and renovation project are finally falling into place. After final approval is achieved from the Texas Attorney General, construction will begin in earnest in Spring of this year.
A patient care addition will be around 55,000 square feet and will consist of a two story building with patient rooms upstairs. Patients will have access to what they need most in a consolidated area near the front entrance on the first floor. All admission services will be located in a central area on the first floor and will be accessed from a circular covered drop off drive. Registration will be in private cubicles. Outpatient services will have another private drop off entrance for convenience with waiting areas close by for families and friends. The inpatient rooms and labor and delivery ward will be on the second floor making it private, quiet, and easily secured. All patient rooms will be ADA compliant with comfortable facilities to assist caregivers. The Emergency room will consist of a trauma area and an “urgent care” area. Even public restrooms and patient and family comfort have been addressed.
The patient care tower is expected to take approximately a year and a half to fully build. Surrounding buildings have already been abated and demolished in preparation and once the green light is given, the construction team is ready to begin.
After the patient tower is completed and patient care has been relocated into the new building, renovation of the current building will occur. Off-site services such as the business office and billing, and outpatient therapy will be moved back into the main campus providing convenience for both patients and staff.
All in all, the construction is expected to take approximately two years in total.
In the next few months, the first thing you will notice is that a portion of 2nd street between Bliss and Meredith will be permanently closed. Please watch out for the closure and adjust your travel routes accordingly. Then the construction will begin.
With a little luck, in a few short years Dumas will have a better way to provide and receive patient care. One that will last our community far into the future.
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