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Jun 05 2012

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Healthcare upgrades

Multi-million dollar expansion begins this summer at Longview Regional Medical Center  

 

The much anticipated expansion of Longview Regional Medical Center will get underway with a groundbreaking ceremony slated for Thursday, June 21 and construction to begin in July.

 

Current design supports a 230-bed hospital with all acute care private rooms, and a new three story vertical tower as well as a vertical expansion of the existing tower creating a new third and fourth floor.  Once completed, this expansion  will nearly double the size of Longview Regional Medical Center.

 

Features of the hospital expansion include: 

 

  • Doubling of Surgery Operating Rooms from 8 to 16
  • Doubling of Intensive Care Unit beds from 12 to 24
  • More Than Doubling Labor Delivery and Postpartum beds from 15 to 43
  • New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 21 beds
  • New Oncology Unit with 8 beds

 

Additional key features:

 

  • New campus parking
  • New front entrance with easy street access
  • New medical office building for physicians

 

“We are so proud to formally announce this significant capital project to the public,” said Jim Kendrick, CEO of Longview Regional Medical Center.  “This new facility supports our community’s growth, patients’ needs and physician partnerships and we believe it is an important step in enhancing our patients’ experience with us and continuing to deliver a higher level of personalized care.”

 

“This expansion is a major step forward in the history of this hospital,” said Robert Wheeler, M.D., Diagnostic Clinic of Longview President. “This project will provide much needed space to accommodate the growth of this hospital as well as continue to allow for greater integration in the delivery of care for our patients from an office visit to hospitalization and through recovery.”

 

About Longview Regional Medical Center

Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a 131-bed acute care hospital, is committed to investing in our region and bringing our patients the latest treatments and technology. LRMC is the only hospital in Longview where patients can receive daVinci robotic surgery, Stryker joint replacements, off-pump beating heart surgery, HALO procedures for reversing the damage of Barrett’s esophagus, and bariatric surgery for weight loss. LRMC’s vein center is also Longview’s only vein treatment center where interventional cardiologists perform all procedures and have earned the “Best Vein Care Center of Excellence” status. Longview Regional is also proud of its status as a “Best Companies to Work For in Texas” facility. For more information on Longview Regional Medical Center, visit: www.longviewregional.com.

 

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