GEORGETOWN, Texas—St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today a $1.9-million capital investment for the construction of a helipad and 81 additional parking spaces.
A new helipad will save time and resources in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of patients and employees. These projects are expected to be complete in early 2017.
“We have patients from all over the state transported via air ambulance to St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, and a new helipad will allow us to better serve these critically ill or injured patients,” Hugh Brown, chief executive officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, said.
The helipad and additional parking are among the latest capital investments for St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Currently, renovations to the emergency department are underway, including five additional treatment spaces. This project is also expected to be complete in early 2017.
Last month, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital completed the construction of a new driveway and signs along I-35 to provide improved, more visible access to the hospital for emergency vehicles, patients and employees. In May, St. David’s Georgetown opened a newly expanded intensive care unit—a $7.7 million capital investment—to address a significant increase in critical care patients.
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David’s Georgetown Hospital offers a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; Certified Chest Pain Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In conjunction with its parent campus, St. David’s Medical Center, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital recently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by earning a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating system, and Healthgrades awarded St. David’s Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve—as well as the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital was named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for four years in conjunction with its campus, and the facility earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016.