The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall is celebrating its upcoming expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 4.

The expansion means that the size of the hospital will effectively double. Melanie Mayfield with the Rockwall hospital detailed the changes in an email to the Herald-Banner.

“We will add two floors to the patient tower which allows the construction of additional patient rooms and expansion of women’s services, labor and delivery and the addition of a Level 2 NICU,” Mayfield said. “We will add a cath lab and Interventional Radiology suite in addition to the addition of OR space.  Our ER will expand and renovate as will many of the ancillary departments so that they can better serve patients, guests and caregivers.”

Mayfield added that the expansion, which comes at a cost of $91 million, will allow the hospital “the opportunity to provide care for not only our existing patients but also future patients.”

The hospital received approval from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to expand, and the project was officially announced in February of this year. According to a hospital press release at the time, the expansion is expected to take three years, starting with the addition of 210 new parking spots.

“As the population in Rockwall County and the surrounding area continues to grow, I am so grateful we will bring more quality services to meet the needs of our community and at the same time continue to offer the highly professional and compassionate care our caregivers are known for,” said former Rockwall mayor and hospital board member Alma Williams Howard in the February release.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is at 3150 Horizon Road in Rockwall. To attend, RSVP by Dec. 1 to Wanda.Grillette@phrtexas.com.

For updates on the project, visit TexasHealthRockwall.

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