LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Covenant Health:
Covenant Health will resume construction of the Hope Tower at Covenant Medical Center.
Last June, Covenant announced that construction would be temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to announce that construction of the Hope Tower will resume within the next 60 days.
Hope Tower is a new state-of-the-art inpatient tower capable of treating complex orthopedic, spine and cranial neurosurgery trauma patients. The six-story structure will be approximately 200,000 square feet in area and cost approximately $ 140 million to complete. It will provide 150 additional beds for the Covenant Medical Center, as well as a new main entrance and chapel, and above ground parking.
“We know how thrilled the community was to see this new structure take its place on 19th Street,” said Vice-President Kelly McDaniel. “This new building will help us better serve our community by providing needed additional resources such as beds and an expansion of specialized services. “
The construction of the Hope Tower will take approximately two years.
At Plainview, renovations will also resume with continued construction of the sterile processing department.
Work at Plainview began in 2015 with construction of the James and Eva Mayer Surgical Center, and renovations to the radiology department, pharmacy and third floor east wing have already been completed.
Construction will then move to the second floor patient rooms, the hospital lobby and the kitchen.
Hope Tower and the Plainview Renovation Project are part of Covenant Heath’s $ 450 million Keeping the Covenant capital improvement campaign.
About Covenant Health:
As a faith-based health care system, Covenant Health’s vision is to create Health for a Better World. As the best hospital in the Panhandle Plains area, according to US News and World Report, Covenant Health has consistently provided exceptional healthcare to West Texas and East New Mexico for over 100 years. Our clinically integrated healthcare network of eight hospitals and more than 6,000 caregivers enables us to provide our patients with better access to care using more innovative technologies and procedures, while emphasizing new approaches to care. health such as education and preventive medicine. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit alliancehealth.org or our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages.
(Covenant Health press release)