On Friday, August 24, a group of South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) staff and board members gathered on the eastern rim of the hospital campus to break ground on South Texas Medical Plaza—a 50,000 square foot medical office building that will be completed in the summer of 2013.
STRMC Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez addressed the crowd of 50 before the ceremonial shoveling of dirt for the facility that will house STRMC clinical departments currently located off campus, as well as physician offices and an education center.
“We are growing to meet the healthcare needs of our community with the addition of this beautiful office take place in phases, with the first phase beginning on August 27.
This new building will be made of steel, concrete and glass, but its the staff of this facility working together to serve patients who truly make a difference, said STRMC board chairman Jim Andrus, to the crowd that consisted of a majority of hospital department directors and key physicians.
Edward Blackmon, M.D. who is the chief of the medical staff also addressed the group.
Growth is a good thing, and we are fortunate to be able to add much-needed space to the hospital campus so we can better meet the needs of the community, said Dr. Blackmon.
CEO Resendez reminded the group that the finished product was 12 months away and to remain patient during the times of construction particularly with parking, noise and construction debris issues.
STRMC has hired an additional security guard for the campus to help both patients and visitors access adequate parking on campus. In addition to construction of the medical office building, contractors are also reconfiguring the STRMC parking lot to add 214 additional spaces to include handicapped spaces in the primary parking lot, as well as dedicated parking for Senior Circle program members.
Construction shall be ongoing for the next 12 months. If you have any questions or require additional information on South Texas Medical Plaza, please contact Will Brown, STRMC Marketing Director, at 830-769-3515.