Robins & Morton top out South Texas Health patient tower

Robins & Morton completes the structure of the new patient tower.

Robins & Morton employees sign a beam used in the final structure of the new patient tower.

Robins & Morton has topped out a new five-story patient tower addition for South Texas Health System Edinburg.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will house an emergency department, imaging, a cardiac lab, a clinical lab, an intensive care unit, 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, as well as a dedicated pediatric emergency department.

The remainder of the patient tower addition is schedule for completion in fall 2022. It will consist of 16 suites, 28 inpatient rehabilitation suites, 15 medical/surgical suites and space for future expansion.

The project also includes a 20,000-square-foot renovation of the existing facility, including updates to the catheterization lab, the pharmacy and other laboratory space. The renovation work will be complete in early 2023.

Birmingham-headquartered Robins & Morton is serving as the general contractor and Gresham Smith, with an office in Birmingham, is serving as architect.

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