Birmingham-based construction firm Robins & Morton and South Texas Health System Edinburg have broken ground on a new, five-story patient tower addition in Edinburg, Texas.
The 150,000-square-foot facility will house an emergency department, imaging, a cardiac lab, a clinical lab, an intensive care unit (ICU), inpatient rehabilitation and a medical/surgical unit.
Once complete in mid-2022, the updated emergency department will contain 15 exam rooms, two trauma rooms and four triage rooms. The remainder of the patient tower addition, scheduled for completion in early fall 2022, will consist of 16 suites, 28 inpatient rehabilitation suites, 15 medical surgical suites and shell space for future expansion.
“It’s a privilege to provide this expansion for the Edinburg community,” Robins & Morton Project Director Ashley Dyer said. “We appreciate both Universal Health Systems and South Texas Health System’s trust in us to deliver it.”
The project also includes a 20,000-square-foot renovation within the existing facility, including updates to the catheterization lab, the pharmacy and other laboratory spaces.
The renovation work will complete in early 2023. Robins & Morton will serve as the general contractor and the architect is Gresham Smith.
Robins & Morton is a privately-held construction firm, based in Birmingham, with offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Huntsville, Miami, Nashville, Orlando and San Antonio.