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Scott & White Healthcare announces expansion plans for its Round Rock hospital

Additional capacity in operating rooms and emergency department will better accommodate growing patient needs

Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock has announced plans for a 58,000-square-foot expansion of its 76-bed Round Rock hospital at University Boulevard. The project will include adding 26 hospital beds, which will be a combination of ICU and general medical/surgical beds, as well as four new operating rooms (increasing to a total of nine), an endoscopy suite (resulting in a total of three suites), and expanding its emergency department beds from 11 to 19. Future campus plans include the addition of a patient bed tower and another medical office building.

Construction is scheduled to begin later this year. The project will include renovating an additional 14,000- square feet.

“Demand for Scott & White medical services in Williamson County has increased significantly, matching the growing population. This expansion was anticipated in the original design of the facility,” said Alfred B. Knight, M.D., CEO and president of Scott & White Healthcare. “We will continue expanding the facility with the goal of better serving the health care needs of our ever growing community.”

Scott & White began construction on its current 272,000-square-foot hospital, multi-specialty clinic and imaging center in 2005, as Phase I of its plan for an expansive medical campus. The specialty clinic opened in October 2006 and the hospital opened in July 2007. Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock celebrated its three-year anniversary on July 30.

“We anticipated this first phase expansion within four years of opening the hospital and we’re moving ahead with those plans a year earlier than projected,” said Ernie Bovio, CEO of Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock. “There is tremendous demand for medical services in the area, and the rapid growth and success of our primary care physicians throughout Williamson County is driving more patients than expected to our specialty clinic and hospital. Having the additional capacity in the operating rooms, ICU and emergency department will allow us to better accommodate the needs of our patients,” said Bovio.

Bovio went on to say that “the expansion project will bring new jobs to the area once construction begins, which translates into additional economic development for the region.”

Scott & White hired architect Page Southerland Page for the project.

Scott & White Healthcare’s Round Rock hospital and regional clinics have grown to include over 120 primary care physicians and specialists practicing throughout 11 regional clinics in Williamson County serving residents of Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Taylor, Hutto, North Austin, Georgetown and Round Rock. Scott & White’s commitment to Williamson County continues to grow with a recent announcement about its plan to merge with Johns Community Hospital in Taylor; its expansion of services including a relocation of 10 specialties to a nearby medical office building at 425 University Boulevard in June; and the opening of the Scott & White – Round Rock West Clinic in March.

Hospital services currently offered at Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock include:

  • heart and vascular care: diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for managing and maintaining heart and vascular health
  • 24-hour emergency department
  • orthopedic services: services relating to disorders and injuries of the bone, spine, joints and muscles
  • diagnostic imaging and testing: 64-slice CT, Open MRI, and diagnostic testing
  • comprehensive women’s services: high-risk obstetrical care, cancer screening, minimally-invasive gynecologic procedures
  • children’s services: preventive services for children with subspecialty services, including pediatric endocrinology, cardiopulmonary, infectious diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders
  • therapy services: sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational and hand therapy, speech pathology

The Scott & White Round Rock specialty clinic houses over 40 specialty services for adults and children, including cardiology, orthopedics, women’s services, ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, neurology, podiatry, internal medicine, pediatrics, plastic surgery, pain management, oncology and rheumatology.

Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock’s healing garden, which was unveiled on June 30, 2010, is another recent facility enhancement that was made possible by the generous support of the community and Scott & White employees.

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