LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Covenant Health:
Covenant Health will resume construction on Hope Tower at Covenant Medical Center.
Last June, Covenant announced construction would be temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to announce construction on Hope Tower will begin again in the next 60 days.
Hope Tower is a new state-of-the-art inpatient tower capable to treat complex orthopedic trauma, spine, and cranial neurosurgery patients. The six-story structure will be approximately 200,000 square feet and cost about $140 million to complete. It will provide an additional 150 beds for Covenant Medical Center, as well as a new front entrance and chapel, and surface parking.
“We know how excited the community has been to see this new structure take its place on 19th street,” Vice President Kelly McDaniel said. “This new building will help us better serve our community by providing additional needed resources such as beds and an expansion of specialty services.”
Construction of Hope Tower will take about two years to complete.
In Plainview, renovations will also resume with construction continuing on the sterile processing department.
Work in Plainview started in 2015 with construction of the James and Eva Mayer Surgical Center, and renovations to the radiology department, pharmacy, and third floor east wing already completed.
Construction will then move to the second-floor patient rooms, hospital lobby, and kitchen.
Both Hope Tower and the renovation project in Plainview are part of Covenant Heath’s $450 million Keeping the Covenant capital improvement campaign.
About Covenant Health:
As a faith-based health care system, it is Covenant Health’s vision to create Health for a Better World. As the Best Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region as voted by U.S. News and World Report, Covenant Health has consistently provided exceptional health care to West Texas, and eastern New Mexico for more than 100 years. Our clinically integrated health network of eight hospitals, and more than 6,000 caregivers allows us to provide our patients with better access to care using more innovative technology and procedures, while focusing on new age approaches to health care like education and preventative medicine. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit covenanthealth.org or our Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, pages.
(Press release from Covenant Health)