July 14, 2011
Construction on the new Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in Harker Heights, Texas reached a project milestone last week. A steel topping out ceremony was held on July 13, 2011, celebrating the highest point of the structural frame being reached.
Hospital leaders served a barbecue and ice cream to construction crews to thank them for their work on the project thus far. Crews have logged more than 36,000 manhours, erected nearly 1,400 tons of steel and poured more than 3,300 cubic yards of concrete for the project.
"Seton Harker Heights extends many thanks to the talented men and women who week after week, in the extreme heat, are working to build this state-of-the-art medical center," Matt Maxfield, CEO of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, said in a statement. "As this important project takes shape, you can see it's going to be an outstanding new choice for health care--health care that cares for the whole person with dignity and respect--for the residents of Bell County and beyond."
Ground was broken on the 192,000-square-foot facility in April and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2012. The 83-bed hospital will offer a full-service emergency department, intensive and critical care, women's services (including digital mammography, gynecology, a Level II nursery and obstetrics), cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, imaging and diagnostic services.
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