Dell Children’s hospital in Northwest Austin on track to open in late 2022
Dell Children’s Medical Center North, which broke ground in May 2021, will be a 187,000-square-foot pediatric hospital with 36 beds, trauma services, two operating rooms, endoscopy rooms, procedure rooms, sleep labs and additional space for growth. (Courtesy Ascension Texas)
Dell Children’s Medical Center North, which broke ground in May 2021, will be a 187,000-square-foot pediatric hospital with 36 beds, trauma services, two operating rooms, endoscopy rooms, procedure rooms, sleep labs and additional space for growth. The hospital will be near the intersection of 183A Toll and Avery Ranch Boulevard.
The hospital is expected to open in November, according to Chris Born, president of Dell Children’s Medical Center. A neighboring 60,000-square-foot medical office building is expected to open in 2022 ahead of the hospital’s opening.
Born said in a statement that construction is on track, but the project is facing issues with lead times of equipment and supplies. In turn, the construction team is taking advantage of prefabrication options as available.
Foundation slabs for the hospital and medical office building are complete. At the medical office building, tilt-up walls are installed, and the building is topped out. The hospital site is on track for structure installation and topping out in the coming months, Born said.
The pandemic has influenced the design process and priorities, Born said.
“We are factoring in the ability for patient care rooms to flex based on the acuity of the patient while supporting optimal staffing workflow,” Born said in a statement. “Leaders also factored how other components will support the overall experience such as technology, artwork and green space.”
A second pediatric hospital will be built near RM 620 and Lake Creek Parkway. Texas Children’s Hospital announced it would build the medical center in May 2020. This is expected to open in late 2023.
This article is part of the 2022 Annual Community Guide for the Community Impact Newspaper Cedar Park-Leander edition.