Uvalde Memorial Hospital is proceeding with a hospital replacement project that promises to deliver improved health care to residents of Uvalde, Real, Kinney, Zavala and Edwards counties.
Construction on the new, two-story facility should be complete in late 2020 at a cost of $83.5-million. The new building will expand the hospital’s current footprint of 170,000 square feet to a 180,000- square-foot configuration. The larger layout will meet regulatory standards and transform the hospital’s delivery of care to better accommodate patients, visitors, and staff with new efficiencies and improved amenities. The project site will be southeast of the current facility and will allow services to continue uninterrupted until occupancy of the new state-of-the-art facility.
“The new facility will focus on the growing shift from inpatient to outpatient services. It will create a user-friendly environment that puts our patients and visitors at the center,” stated Tom Nordwick, UMH chief executive officer.
Health care delivery has seen much change in the last 10-15 years with a significant shift towards outpatient services. While hospitals across the nation adjust their service approach, the new building will provide UMH with an unmatched opportunity to customize inpatient and outpatient service delivery.
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