MARBLE FALLS, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Hospital – Marble Falls “topped-out” the building structure on its 46-bed acute care hospital in Marble Falls. The milestone was marked with the traditional placing of a tree at the highest level of the structure.
Measuring 188,000-square-feet, the four-story facility represents the collaborative work of the General Contractor, Medco Construction and Architect & Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Group. About 125 trade workers are currently employed at the site and that number is expected to increase to 400 as the project progresses.
Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Marble Falls will house a 24-hr emergency department, 30 medical/surgical hospital beds, intensive care services, maternity services, endoscopic procedure suites, operating rooms, and other specialty services, supported by a pharmacy, comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging technology and other diagnostic capabilities.
The new hospital will cover roughly 4.3 acres of enclosed space, supported by 9,000 cubic yards of concrete and 900 tons of steel. The facility façade will be composed of stone and brick veneer, with architectural cast stone trim and curtainwall.
Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Marble Falls will open initially with 46 beds and is designed for expansion in the event of future growth.
“The magnitude of such an enormous undertaking and what it means to the future of patient care here in the Hill Country hits me every time I step foot on the site,” said Bramer Owens, interim chief executive officer, Baylor Scott & White – Hill Country Region.
A tower crane is being utilized for facilitating the pouring of concrete on multiple levels. Additionally, the first and second levels are 100% poured and the third level is partially complete. Underground site utilities work is near completion. The Baylor Scott & White project team continues to collaborate with Pedernales Electric and the City of Marble Falls on the installation of street lighting. Pouring of concrete for Scott & White Boulevard and other subdivision roads is ongoing while work continues on parking lots on the hospital site.
“This hospital symbolizes Baylor Scott & White’s continued commitment to the community and fosters our ability to deliver a continuity of care to our residents here in the Hill Country,” said Randall Grimshaw MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Hill Country Region.
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