ARLINGTON, Texas –Ascension Group Architects recently completed the $20.5-million expansion and renovation of College Station Medical Center in College Station, Texas.
The first phase relocated the hospital’s laboratory services to about 3,350 square feet of renovated space in a medical office building connected to the hospital. Construction started in July 2010.
The second phase added two operating rooms and storage space to the surgery department. With the changes, the department boasts eight operating rooms total and more than 2,800-square-feet of additional space.
Much of Ascension’s work involved expanding the medical center’s Women’s Pavilion. More than 30,000-square-feet of space was added vertically to the hospital’s existing tower, adding another story and a walkway to another existing three-level tower. The new level houses two nurseries, 17 postpartum rooms and 13 rooms for other gynecological patients.
Renovations to the existing Women’s Pavilion converted former postpartum rooms to 13 private rooms in neonatal intensive care unit; added four labor, delivery and recovery rooms and four antepartum rooms and provided more space for other needs.
The final phase included a 5,000-square-foot expansion and renovation to CSMC’s emergency department. The space occupied by the lab previously was renovated to a fast-track exam area with six separate spaces, nurse stations, storage and two restrooms for patients. Ascension also oversaw cosmetic-upgrade work to the hospital’s emergency department.
All departments of the hospital remained fully operational during construction, including the emergency department and the NICU. Utah-based Layton Construction was the general contractor.