November 12th, 2013
The William R. Hearst Foundation awarded a $150,000 grant to support the construction of the Baby Cafe/Home Care Suite, to be located at the future site of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. Jeanne Novotny, PhD, RN, founding dean of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, said, “This grant will provide the momentum for us to continue to build upon our vision for the future in which we will have a nationally and internationally recognized center for infant,... [more]
October 11th, 2013
University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso Board of Managers this week selected an architect to design a brand new neurointerventional lab that will complement the facility its neurovascular team uses now. Carl Daniel Architects won the $4.5 million job, which is part of the $152 million bond initiative approved by El Paso County Commissioners. The 3,600-square-foot lab is slated for completion in the fall of 2014.
Commissioners Court... [more]
October 9th, 2013
The El Paso Fire Department broke ground Oct. 16 on its new Fire Station No. 5, to be located at 400 Revere St. on the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) campus.
Situated near Gateway East and Raynolds Street, the 17,168-square-foot, $4.2 million project will provide sleeping accommodations for 22 firefighters. It will also be equipped to handle HAZMAT situations. Completion is expected by mid to late 2014. According to the fire department’s spokesperson, George De La Torre, the city’s current... [more]
October 7th, 2013
The FEMAP Foundation launched a $15 million capital campaign at its 8th Annual FEMAP Gala, which took place Sept. 20. The launch was followed by a Sept. 21st ground breaking for the School of Nursing building. The capital campaign will construct and equip the four-story school of nursing. It will also expand and equip Hospital de la Familia in Ciudad Juarez. The period for fulfilling pledges for the $15 million of financial support will extend up to five years.
October 7th, 2013
A new hospital to serve the fast-growing neighborhoods in Northwest El Paso, as well as Canutillo, Anthony and New Mexico communities, may be just two years away. As envisioned, it would open as a private hospital with about 150 beds, located on Hunt Communities property in the Cimarron development. The hospital would also serve as an additional teaching hospital for medical students and faculty from Texas Tech University’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The new hospital would complement the... [more]
July 15th, 2013
The Associated Press reported last weekend on a hospital construction boom in Texas. Many of the new projects involve teaching hospitals. Discussed in the article are the new 17-story, 862-bed Parkland Memorial Hospital; the $800 million, 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital; a new teaching hospital at UTMB to complement the current John Sealy Hospital; and, a new teaching hospital in Austin.
June 26th, 2013
The Las Cruces Planning and Zoning Commission on June 25 voted to rezone the former Las Cruces Country Club property. The decision will enable a new 42-bed full service, high end Park Ridge Medical Center to develop. The proposed hospital will specialize in cardiac care health. Residents have mixed reactions to the possible new development. It could be the largest in-fill project ever in Las Cruces.
May 31st, 2013
University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) has opened its all-new Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy. The June 5th ribbon cutting included tours of the $2.5 million 25,000-square-foot facility located in UMC's North Tower, 4815 Alameda. The center, which is about 10 times larger than the older facility, had been in the works since UMC’s Labor & Delivery Unit moved into the Women’s Pavilion last year. The Women’s Pavilion is located inside the new East Tower at Raynolds and... [more]
May 30th, 2013
In an article published in HealthcareDesignMagazine.com, it had been reported that a notice to proceed was issued in late May for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District to build the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital.
Clark McCarthy Healthcare Partners II, a joint venture of Clark Construction Group and McCarthy Building Companies Inc., was awarded a $648 million contract for the project. HDR Inc. (Alexandria, Va.) is the project architect.
The project will consist of a seven-story hospital, two clinic buildings,... [more]
April 7th, 2013
In February, William Beaumont Army Medical Center had planned to open its long-anticipated Rio Bravo Medical Home, an off-post medical clinic to be located at 10460 Vista Del Sol, in part of the Del Sol Medical Center complex in East El Paso. The El Paso Times reported recently that the project has had some construction delays and is now scheduled to open in the summer. Until then, families will need to travel to Fort... [more]