Austin Healthcare Industry Welcomes Lakeway Regional Center
- Apr 25, 2012
By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor
Lakeway Regional Medical Center recently opened its doors at 100 Medical Parkway. The eight-story hospital will offer primary care, general surgery, an emergency room, labor and delivery, oncology, dentistry and a host of other specialties.
According to the Austin Business Journal, the 270,000-square-foot hospital has 106 inpatient beds, 23 emergency room beds, six operation room beds and six labor and delivery beds. Adjacent to the hospital is a 54,000-square-foot, fully leased medical office building that will be ready for tenants in June, this according to Brandon Moreno, director of business development for Lakeway Regional, as quoted by the same publication.
Moreno added that a developer plans to build a second office building similar in size to the existing one on the site.
Concerning the human resource planning, the Austin Business Journal reports that the hospital has just over 200 employees, of which about 130 are physicians. It will have roughly 250 employees when fully operational.
Meanwhile, a new teaching hospital could be built in the Austin area. According to The Austin-American Statesman, the Seton Healthcare Family plans to pay up to $250 million for a modernized facility, with the goal of not only improving care for patients, but also training a new generation of doctors and ultimately medical students in Austin.
The sum will be enough to cover the cost of building and equipping the hospital, which would include adding psychiatric beds and replacing the aging University Medical Center–Brackenridge, as noted by the publication.
Seton would share ownership of the new facility with Central Health. The new hospital will be the first major hospital built in Texas since national healthcare reform, according to Greg Hartman, president and CEO of Seton Medical Center Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge, as quoted by The Daily Texan.
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