Construction firm Robins & Morton and Hunt Regional Healthcare broke ground on an expansion to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas, on Feb. 23.
The two-floor, 31,000-square-foot expansion will house Hunt Regional’s women’s and surgical services, featuring 21 new patient rooms. The project also includes a 27,000-square-foot renovation of the obstetrics facility.
As population growth continues in Hunt County, so do demands for surgical care. The surgical center expansion will allow for continued growth and new providers and services. Hunt Regional has experienced a 38% increase in surgery cases over the past three years, and endoscopy suites currently operate at 100% capacity.
The expansion will provide space for emergency and scheduled surgeries by increasing operating rooms from five to eight with space for an additional two more as demand increases. The expansion will also double endoscopy procedure space, expand recovery rooms and service support areas, and provide renovations to the existing surgical unit.
Hunt Regional is currently home to the area’s only level III neonatal intensive care unit. The current labor and delivery unit has exceeded capacity as average deliveries have increased from 83 per month in 2016 to a current average of 121 per month. The renovation will expand the postpartum nursing unit from 12 beds to 20, add 12 NICU bassinets, double the existing six labor and delivery recovery units to 12, and add antepartum care. There will also be renovations to the existing maternity center space.
“Our surgical service line, NICU, and women’s center are priority services for our patients. This expansion is an important step in the evolution of our hospital as we continue to improve our level of care and serve the citizens of Hunt County,” said Hunt Regional CEO Rich Carter.
Robins & Morton has been responsible for previous multi-phased renovation at Hunt Regional, including the acute care patient rooms and new inpatient dialysis unit on the fourth floor.
“We’re thrilled to be back at Hunt Regional Medical Center, helping to expand healthcare services in Greenville,” Robins & Morton Operations Manager Mark Mattox said. “We thank Hunt Regional Healthcare for their trust in us to deliver this project.”
Robins & Morton is serving as the general contractor and the architect is Jacobs Project Management Co.