Texoma Medical Center will hold a Beam Raising Ceremony on Wednesday, July 12 at 1:00 pm in the south parking lot of the hospital’s main campus. The placement of the last beam signifies the end of the structural steel phase of the hospital’s new 110,000 square foot four story patient tower expansion.
The ceremony is a tradition in building construction which provides a special occasion to thank construction crew members and the supervisors who have helped to erect the structure of the hospital’s expansion project. The final beam will be signed by TMC employees, TMC Board of Directors, TMC Volunteers, and construction team members before being put into place.
In December 2016, more than 150 people gathered at Texoma Medical Center for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the $50 million expansion project. The first floor expansion will increase the size of the Emergency Department (ED) to include 24 additional ED rooms, bringing the department’s total to 48 rooms; 2 additional Trauma rooms; a 16-bed Chest Pain Unit; a dedicated Computed Tomography (CT) suite and a dedicated imaging suite. The second floor will provide an additional 20 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient rooms, and the third floor will add 20 Medical/Surgical beds and 12 private rooms for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a new service for TMC. The fourth floor of the new tower will be shelled space for future hospital growth. The hospital expects the expansion project to be completed in early 2018.