St. David’s HealthCare will open a new freestanding emergency center in Leander this winter. Earlier this year, St. David’s HealthCare broke ground on 52 acres for this new facility. Future plans for the site include at least one medical office building and an 80-bed full-service hospital with the capacity to grow as the community grows.
Unlike an urgent care clinic, St. David’s Emergency Centers are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, and advanced testing capabilities, including radiological testing and a medical lab.
The 11,200-square-foot emergency center in Leander will include at least 10 rooms. It will be staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians affiliated with St. David’s HealthCare and nurses trained in emergency care.
During the emergency center’s first year of operation, it is expected to hire 25 employees, including nurses, imaging personnel, laboratory personnel, registration staff and support personnel. With future construction of the 80-bed hospital, more than 200 jobs will be created.
The emergency center will serve as an extension of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center, and it is the first step in what will be Leander’s first hospital.
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