DENISON - Texoma Medical Center has announced that construction is underway to finish out the seventh floor of its building at US Hwy. 75 and FM 691. The expansion will add 38 beds and create 100 new jobs.
The expansion onto the seventh floor of the building, which was built in 2009, is an $8 million investment, according to Texoma Medical Center CEO Ron Seal.
Additionally, the hospital has spent an estimated $7 million in capital investment in other areas of the hospital this year. Once finished the seventh floor will house a new pediatric unit and additional medical surgical patient rooms.
The eight-level medical center building was constructed with only the bottom six floors ready for patients; the top two floors were a shell that could be completed to accommodate growth. Completion of the eighth floor would bring the hospital’s bed total to 326.
Since the new facility was opened, the hospital has invested $170 million and spent enough money in the local economy to generate $1.8 million in sales tax, according to Mayor Jared Johnson.
Texoma Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1965 until it was acquired by Universal Health Services in 2007.
In addition to the seventh floor expansion, the hospital announced that it will open two labor and delivery suites in September 2013.