Work to Begin on $80M Expansion of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
- May 28, 2014
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho has been scheduled for an expansion. Construction has started and will materialize into a new patient tower and a cancer center at 2400 Unser Blvd. SE.
The new patient tower will occupy six stories and will include 120 beds, and the cancer center will encompass 21,500 square feet, reports Albuquerque Business First. The total investment will be of $80 million. The general contractor for the expansion project is McCarthy Building Cos. which collaborated with architect Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, keeping the same team structure as on the original Rust project.
The medical center spans over 66 acres and currently is the workplace for 600 people. The new development will make room for 100 more. During construction, patients will access the Emergency Department through the main hospital entrance on Wellspring Blvd. Parking will be available in the lots east of the Physician Office Building adjacent to the hospital and whenever possible, in the lots closest to the main entrance. The current Emergency Department is expected to reopen in March 2015.
The massive expansion is scheduled to be completed in late-2015 to early-2016.
One of the top U.S. commercial builders, McCarthy is headquartered on St. Louis with offices nationwide. The 150 years of existence made them experienced in 44 states and with $3 billion in annual revenues.
Photo courtesy of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.