ROCKWALL, Texas — Work is complete on an estimated $104 million expansion and renovation project at Texas Health Hospital Rockwall that nearly doubles the size of the facility.
Texas Health Rockwall serves residents of Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, eastern Dallas and southern Collin counties.
A Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a cardiac catheterization lab and an expanded Emergency Department are among the new and enhanced spaces meeting increasing healthcare needs in this part of North Texas.
“We are growing with the communities we serve,” said Cindy Perrin, FACHE, president of the hospital. “We are proud of our new NICU, which is helping meet the health needs of our tiniest patients. We are also helping increase access to critical care services for more families, which we hope will bring them greater comfort.”
The eight-bed NICU, a first for Texas Health Rockwall, includes two private rooms and a separate room for parents who need to stay overnight. The hospital is expected to deliver an estimated 1,200 babies this year, up from about 400 in previous years.
The expansion at Texas Health Rockwall*, a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and area physicians, increases access to medical services for nearby communities, especially families living east of Lake Ray Hubbard.
Rockwall County’s population is on the rise. The population of the county was listed at 123,208 as of July 1, 2022, according to the U.S. Census. That figure is up from April 2020 when the population recorded was 107,819.
The hospital began as a small community facility in December 2007. As the region experiences continued growth, the hospital has strived to grow too — expanding to meet the needs of patients and opening healthcare access to communities shifting from rural to suburban. Today, it serves patients and families from Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, eastern Dallas and southern Collin counties.
The hospital’s two-story inpatient bed tower was expanded to four stories. The project, which added 32,000 square feet and renovated 51,000 square feet, was completed in phases during the past four years.
The renovated areas have spacious waiting rooms in light blue and gray tones. Wave features painted on the walls allude to the nearby lake and are intended to instill a sense of calm. Most of the first floor of the hospital was renovated or refreshed. The facility’s front-line caregivers provided input on the design based on needs identified during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside Texas Health Rockwall’s expansion:
- New NICU
- Ten new Labor & Delivery Rooms in an expanded Labor & Delivery area
- Two C-section rooms or operating rooms designated for patients delivering by cesarean section.
- Twenty-four postpartum rooms
- Twelve intensive care unit (ICU) beds
- Renovation of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit — the recovery area in which patients are monitored after surgery.
- Seven new emergency room beds, for a total of 14 in the expanded Emergency Department
- New cardiac catheterization lab where healthcare professionals diagnose and treat common heart and blood vessel problems using sophisticated diagnostic procedures, screenings and interventional services.
- New interventional radiology, or IR, suite, where doctors use imaging to diagnose and treat many health conditions.
- New kitchen
- New central energy plant
- Additional parking on the north and south sides
*Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is a joint venture involving Texas Health Resources and physicians dedicated to the community and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staffs practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.