Shelby County, Texas (KETK) — Nacogdoches Medical Center will hold a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., on its property at Highway 96 and Loop 500 in Shelby County for their new off-campus Emergency Room.
The public is invited to join the hospital and local leaders to celebrate this important milestone as NMC continues its efforts to bring emergency medical care to residents of Shelby County and East Texas with the construction of a satellite emergency department and diagnostic imaging center.
The hospital announced its plans in July to build the $7M facility, which will function as an extension of the emergency department at NMC. The hospital recently purchased property at Highway 96 and Loop 500 to construct the facility.
The building will be approximately 10,000 square feet, with 70 available parking spaces, a covered ambulance bay, backup electric generation, and a helipad. The emergency room will have seven examination rooms, two triage areas, a separate trauma room, lab, pharmacy, and waiting area. The diagnostic imaging suite will have digital X-ray, 64 slice CT, ultrasound, and a separate waiting area.
The entire facility is expected to take approximately nine months to complete.