The following is a news release from Covenant Health:

Covenant Health will break ground on 115,000 square feet, short-stay surgical hospital located on a 25-acre parcel at the corner of 82nd and Marsha Sharp Freeway in Southwest Lubbock on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.

The three-story, 32 bed hospital will focus on enhancing the patient experience, incorporating healing elements such as access to natural light, views to green spaces, and optimization of privacy and acoustics within patient areas. The hospital will also support a very efficient clinical workflow for the planned 250 caregivers and 50 physicians on rotation that will be serving the facility.

“Our vision at Covenant Health is to create Health for a Better World,” Covenant Health CEO Richard Parks said. “Our development of the hospital and a healthy lifestyle campus will help transform Covenant beyond delivering healthcare to creating healthy communities while helping to build a better future for Lubbock.”

The physicians, leadership and caregivers at Grace have built a reputation for providing high quality and convenient access to medical care and the new facility will continue that legacy of excellence, said Randy Hickle, MD the founder of Grace Clinic and Hospital.

Now that Grace is part of Covenant’s integrated care network, we can deliver a more effective model of care as well as access Covenant specialists and services, said Vanessa Reasoner, president of Grace Hospital. This is truly a landmark day for health care in Lubbock.

Construction is expected to be phased over the next two years, with an anticipated completion of December 2020. 

(News release from Covenant Health)