Coryell Health celebrated the re-launch of its construction project to expand and renovate the health system campus.
“We are pleased to welcome Skiles Group, as our new construction partner, to our Coryell Health family and the Gatesville community. The firm will lead supplementation efforts to mobilize and complete our expansion and renovation work,” notes David Byrom, CEO for Coryell Health.
“Today was a significant and exciting step forward for all of us at Coryell, but also for all the communities we serve. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their families. The tragedy of the explosion, our determination to recover, and finish what we set out to do, are all motivating factors that have led us to today. We set out to provide healthcare close to home, so our patients don’t have to drive to receive quality care,” said Diedra Wuenschel, DO, Coryell Health Medical Clinic Director, RehabLiving Medical Director, and Chief of Staff.
The $42 million Renovation & Expansion Project covers approximately 117,000 square feet throughout the health system campus, located in Gatesville, Texas. The project will:
- Add a 25-bed, two story hospital to the campus
- Add a 16-bed medical therapy wing to RehabLiving at The Meadows
- Add 2 operating rooms and renovate 2 existing operating rooms
- Convert existing hospital rooms into Assisted & Independent Living at The Oaks residences
Incremental ribbon cuttings will occur in phases over the coming year. The first anticipated grand opening will be the cafeteria and dining facility, which is expected to open during May.
Adds Michael Blakemore, senior vice president for Skiles Group, “We’re honored to help Coryell Health introduce these facilities to the community and complete the vision. Our safety-first mindset and Lean construction practices will serve as a fitting partner to open phases efficiently and effectively.”
About Coryell Health
Coryell Health is a community-owned healthcare organization located in Gatesville, Texas. On one central campus you will find a wide range of health services including a 25-bed licensed hospital, Level IV Trauma Center emergency room, more than 30 primary and specialty care providers, an advanced wound care center, state of the art outpatient rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility with long-term care and inpatient rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living apartments.
Coryell Health is dedicated to patient-focused care and treatment with the latest medical technology, while providing a place of healing and comfort for our patients, families, and the community we serve. Learn more at www.coryellhealth.org.
About Skiles Group
Founded in 1972, Dallas-based Skiles Group provides general contracting, construction management, integrated project delivery, and design/build services throughout the U.S. Specializing in construction for award-winning healthcare facilities, the firm’s portfolio includes commercial, public and private schools, performing arts, faith-based, and recreational facilities.
Skiles Group emphasizes Lean construction techniques and an innovative mindset to deliver a seamless, simplified construction experience for clients. Learn more at www.skilesgroup.com.