Faith Community Hospital recently celebrated a major milestone in the construction process as team members from Hoar Construction, Faith Community Hospital and the Jacksboro, Texas community recently gathered to hoist one of the final beams to the top of the structure. The project began in spring 2014 and the topping out ceremony celebrates the tremendous progress the team has made on the rural hospital thus far.
The new $24-million hospital will include a walk-in community clinic, freestanding emergency facility, a freestanding wellness center with an indoor pool; new services include obstetrics and onsite mammograms. At 86,000 square feet, the new hospital will be three times larger than the existing facility.
FCH is designated as a Level IV Trauma Facility. Amenities in the new facility will make it eligible to become a Level III Facility, a significant benefit to local residents who might otherwise have to travel outside the county for emergency care. Of the 583 hospitals in Texas, 269 are designated Trauma Facilities. FCH will also be the first hospital in Texas to incorporate geothermal piping and wells. O’Connell Robertson is the architect and Hoar Construction is the general contractor.