Groundwork Underway for New Emergency Center in Texarkana
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System broke ground this week on a new emergency center that will be located at 4250 Gibson Lane. construction on the 12,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks, with a projected completion date of summer 2024.
According to a press release, the new facility is an investment of more than $17 million and will feature around-the-clock, seven-day-a-week emergency services, including 12 treatment rooms, state-of-the-art full-service imaging, and onsite laboratory services for easy access to test results.
Additionally, the facility site is designed for easy access and future development. The medical staff will include board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses, who specialize in meeting the needs of patients suffering from minor illnesses, urgent health conditions, broken bones, or more serious injury or illness.
“The CHRISTUS emergency center in Texarkana is the next step in more than a century of community commitment and continued investment into healthcare growth and technology for our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Jason M. Adams, president, and CEO, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.
“As the health care needs of this region grow, we are expanding our services and capacity to ensure area residents have access to the high-quality, faith-based care they have come to expect and deserve.”
Preliminary site preparation is underway with Quitman, Texas-based Jackson Construction as the general contractor. The new location will provide about 35 new healthcare jobs plus the numerous construction jobs involved with the project.
Construction on the 12,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks, with a projected completion date of summer 2024.