Hospitals of Providence East Campus | Photo courtesy THOP
The Hospitals of Providence East Campus kicked-off their $20 million investment project in East El Paso Wednesday, beginning the expansion of needed services to the rapidly growing area.
Officials and invited guests gathered at the Hospitals of Providence East Campus with a groundbreaking celebration Wednesday morning.
“This expansion of services will also allow East Campus to improve care for stroke patients, strengthen care for women and children, expand surgical services, and expand trauma services for the East El Paso community,” officials shared.
This is a really exciting time for our hospital – being a part of a project of this magnitude that is ultimately going to save lives – is why we are here and why we do what we do,” said Tasha Hopper, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence East Campus.
“As a native El Pasoan who raised my family in East El Paso, it makes me proud to make this investment in the community I love. We look forward to growing with East El Paso and being here to ensure the health and well-being of our neighbors, friends and families.”
The Hospitals of Providence East Campus continues to expand needed healthcare services to care for the growing area. As part of this recent investment, the network will expand surgical services by adding additional surgical robots within operating rooms.
Earlier this year, the hospital announced its newest addition the Weight Loss Center East providing bariatric services offering both surgical and non-surgical weight-loss options. In 2015, the hospital underwent a $68 million dollar project to construct the second tower adding an additional 60 beds to the facility.
“Since East Campus opened in 2008, the area has seen vast expansion and growth and The Hospitals of Providence has been committed to ensuring our East El Paso community has the care they need close to home,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence. “El Paso is our home and as our community continues to grow, we will continue to grow with it.”
Officials add that this new project – which will take 18 months to complete – will significantly expand capacity in several areas of the East Campus hospital.
This expansion includes:
- An additional 30-bed Telemetry unit
- A third Catheterization Lab equipped with biplane technology
- An additional 6-beds to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Additional triage services within for Obstetrics Emergency Services
- An additional operating room within Women’s Services to expand obstetric care
The Hospitals of Providence covers the El Paso Region, to include West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The system includes acute-care hospital locations: Memorial Campus, Providence Children’s Hospital, Sierra Campus, East Campus, Transmountain Campus, Specialty Campus, Horizon City Campus and the Northeast Campus.
Their Diagnostic Imaging Centers include a dedicated pediatric location; the Emergency Room Montwood and Emergency Room Edgemere; Paso del Norte and El Paso Day Surgery Centers and the El Paso Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Teen Health Resource Centers; The Center for Wound Healing; Vein Center: Inpatient Rehabilitation Program; Outpatient Therapy Centers; MedPost and MedPost Kids Urgent Care Centers; and ‘A New Me’ Surgical Weight Loss Program.