Texas Health Hospital Rockwall, a joint venture hospital between Texas Health Resources and area physicians, is excited to break ground on a much anticipated expansion to double the size of the hospital! After years of planning the hospital confirms that new and expanded services will include a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a cardiac Cath Lab, an Interventional Radiology suite, a second surgical robot, additional surgery suites and an expanded emergency department. The project also includes the construction of numerous inpatient rooms and enhancements in ancillary service areas.
Ground Breaking Ceremony – December 4, 2019
- New parking lot – north side - complete
- Renovate front hospital entry - in progress
- Expand Perioperative Services - excavation in progress
- Construction additional 2 floors
- New handicap parking
- Expand ancillary services and Emergency Department
- Renovation and expansion of waiting areas, café and ancillary services
- Renovation and expansion of Labor & Delivery
- New parking lot – south side
Lobby Renovations (Oct. 2020)
10/2/2020 – Shining the Light on a Healthy Future – We are excited to share a glimpse of the new design as the first phase of lobby renovations near completion. When reopened, this phase will reveal a lighter and brighter space with expanded seating areas and updated décor including lighting, tile, furniture, paint and more. While lobby renovations continue, the front canopy leading into the lobby is receiving an extensive refurbishing. The lobby will remain closed until the canopy is completed. We expect to reopen the front lobby before the end of December; and appreciate your patience as patients and visitors entering the hospital are directed through the side entrance.
Sneak Peek of the Postpartum Rooms
MockUp Postpartum Room - Sneak peek of the planned postpartum rooms.
Aerial Views of the Additions
Going Up! Our expansion project is reaching a whole new level with the addition of a third and fourth floor.
Birdseye View – An aerial view of campus under construction, April 2021.
Taking it to the next level – Aerial view from crane shows completed Emergency Department roof.
Taking it to the next level – Things are looking up!
Construction begins on Front Entrance (July 2020)
Our $91 million expansion project is well underway as our front lobby is closed to allow for construction to begin on the front entrance. Signage is in place to help direct traffic flow. To help alleviate traffic through the front drive we have added a separate patient pickup area on the South side of the hospital.
Expanding the Operating Rooms
Renovating OR Space – Improvements underway in existing OR space.
New OR Suites - Additional surgical suites under construction.
Central Energy Plant
Central Utility Plant – This is our Central Utility Plant at Tubbs & Summer Lee, which keeps our hospital up and running.
New Pharmacy Taking Shape
Pharmacy – New pharmacy taking shape.
Leadership Rockwall Class Receives Preliminary Look (Jan. 2020)
The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Leadership Rockwall class visited Texas Health Hospital Rockwall and had the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming expansion. Amongst service line additions and enhancements, Jason Linscott, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, shared tentative timeline expectations as well as some preliminary drawings of upcoming renovations and additions. Residents and campus visitors should see initial work begin in February to include parking. Follow the hospital Facebook page or website for further updates.
Expanded Parking Areas
Parking Lot, Intersection of Horizon and Tubbs - More space for our growing community.
Parking Lot intersection of Horizon and Tubbs - Room to park, room to grow!
Ground Breaking (Dec. 2019)
Texas Health Hospital Rockwall Breaks Ground on Much Anticipated Expansion
On December 4, 2019, Texas Health Hospital Rockwall celebrated the beginning of a $91 million expansion project with a groundbreaking ceremony that included representatives from Perkins; Will Architects, Rogers-O’brien Construction, elected officials, community leaders, patrons, hospital management and caregivers.
Leading the event, Alma Williams Howard, former Rockwall Mayor and current member of the Board of Managers, reflected on the hospital’s twelve-year history. She passionately commented on the mission and culture of the hospital saying, “We’re going to be there for each one of you and we’re going to take care of you for as long as we can. We love the community. This hospital is dedicated to the highest possible standard of excellence in everything we do, but the number one thing is the care about you as a person and your entire family. So we welcome you with open arms when you’re here.”
Among those recognized at the event were several people who played important roles in the planning and the ultimate approval for the expansion. Acknowledging Representative John Ratcliffe’s office, Ms. Howard addressed Jamie Baker, Director of Public Policy, thanking him and Representative Ratcliffe for their assistance at the federal level as the hospital navigated the requirements and protocols for seeking expansion.
Laryssa Bonacquisti, representing State Senator Bob Hall’s office, introduced by her father Gary Bonacquisti, MD, a founding member of the hospital medical staff and Chief Medical Officer reflected on her experiences with the hospital. Having grown up around the hospital, Ms. Bonacquisti shared fond memories beginning with an open field of land. Now serving as District Representative, Ms. Bonacquisti presented a certificate in honor of the groundbreaking event and coming expansion.
Addressing the attendees, Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt spoke about the importance of access to quality healthcare, as well as strong growth and development; and shared comments from community members who say ”the reason they like it here is because of that access to healthcare.” Mayor Pruitt went on to highlight the businesses that have grown around the hospital corridor and the positive impact that has had on the community as a whole.
During the ceremonial groundbreaking, Dr. Bonacquisti highlighted key areas of growth over the past twelve years and the new services that would be coming as result of expansion. Kirk King,Executive Vice President/Hospital Channel Chief Operating Officer, expanded on the work leading up to expansion and the commitment of the hospital leadership and physician partners. “It’s remarkable to see most people would have stood down when it came to trying to overcome a humongous legislative and regulatory barrier – a barrier to expand the hospital. But this team didn’t do that. They stayed with it. We have a terrific hospital here. One that we were proud to put the Texas Health brand on and one as the mayor pointed out has truly been a magnet attracting other healthcare providers who contribute to the care of the community abroad.”
The event concluded with remarks from Cindy Perrin, FACHE, hospital President, and Jason Linscott, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Both thanked the attendees, hospital caregivers and especially the community for the support shown the hospital.
Shovels in hand – expansion is underway!
Cindy Perrin, President of Texas Health Rockwall, with Gary Bonacquisti, the Chief Medical Officer
Alma Williams Howard, Board of Managers, presenting at the Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Major Expansion Announcement (Feb. 2019)
Texas Health Rockwall Announces Major Expansion
ROCKWALL, TEXAS, February 28, 2019 – Texas Health Rockwall, a joint venture hospital between Texas Health Resources and area physicians, announced detailed plans for a multi-million dollar expansion of the Rockwall facility. The final plans were approved by the Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees on Monday, February 25. Commenting on the decision, Rey Bosita, MD, a spine surgeon and chairman of the Board of Managers at Texas Health Rockwall, said that the hospital had grown within its existing footprint but was well poised to move forward with a larger project.
“Now we will take the next step to provide even more services including a NICU and cardiac services to complement the spine, orthopaedic, ENT, urology, robotic, OB/GYN, and general surgery we have on campus.” Bosita added, “We are very thankful to everyone who made the dream of building a hospital in Rockwall a reality, and we are very thankful to everyone who has trusted us to take care of you and your loved ones. This is truly an amazing time to be part of the Rockwall medical community.”
New and expanded services will include a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a cardiac Cath Lab, an Interventional Radiology suite, a second surgical robot, additional surgery suites and an expanded emergency department. The project also includes the construction of numerous inpatient rooms and enhancements in ancillary service areas.
Cindy Perrin, hospital president, expressed the enthusiasm felt throughout the hospital. "Our caregivers have been anxiously awaiting this day, especially those who have been with us since our first days in 2007. We’ve always considered caring for our community a privilege, and with that is a significant responsibility to provide safe, quality care in every area of the hospital. Moving forward this project will enable us to provide that same level of care for even more members of our community."
With architectural designs and construction documents moving toward completion the campus will begin to see changes later this year starting with the addition of 210 new parking spaces.
Former Rockwall Mayor and longtime hospital board member, Alma Williams Howard, has worked with hospital leadership to advocate for the expansion. Howard stated “As the population in Rockwall County and the surrounding area continues to grow, I am so grateful we will bring more quality services to meet the needs of our community and at the same time continue to offer the highly professional and compassionate care our caregivers are known for.”
The total expansion project is expected to take approximately three years to complete with construction beginning in early 2020. Updates will be available at TexasHealthRockwall.com and on social media.
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