Owner: Community Health Systems
Location: Longview, Texas
Architect: Ascension Group Architects
Description: The much anticipated expansion at Longview Regional Medical Center added nearly 100 private acute care rooms, a new, three-story patient tower, and a third and fourth floor to the medical center’s existing tower, along with more office space for physicians. The new fourth floor houses the medical center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU)—12 existing ICU beds were relocated from the first floor, and 12 beds were added to the unit.
One existing cardiac operating room on the first floor was converted to a general operating room, and the operating room capacity doubled to 16 on the first floor.
The pre-operative area and post-anesthesia care unit relocated and expanded to handle additional operating room capacity, and the first floor was renovated and expanded into a 31-bed surgical unit.
A new main entrance and emergency department entrance were developed.
The 25-bed intermediate care unit—located on the second floor—expanded to 33 beds.
Eight oncology beds were added.
Fifteen beds in the skilled-nursing unit on the first floor moved to the second floor, and an inpatient renovation and expansion on the third floor expanded women’s services throughout the floor.
Five labor, delivery and recovery rooms were added to the existing 6 (for a total of 11), and 13 antepartum/postpartum beds were added to the existing 17 (for a total of 30).
Four triage spaces were added, and an additional C-section room brings the medical center’s total to two.
In the well-baby nursery, 10 bassinets were added for a total of 24, and the project added a neonatal intensive care unit with 14 private beds and another seven beds in an open NICU ward.
On the third floor, women’s services now include 13 gynecology beds (bringing the total bed count to 43).
In 2014, this project was honored with the Eagle Award in the Excellence in Construction Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors, Mid-Tennessee chapter.