After years of consistent growth since its establishment in 2007, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary in December.

CPRMC was founded to address the need for a hospital in the area that provided inpatient and outpatient health care services.

“Greater access to health care was extremely important for the residents of Cedar Park, Leander and surrounding communities,” Director of Marketing Laura Balla said.

Since CPRMC opened, it has grown from 75 to 126 beds. Additionally, multiple outpatient centers have been added, including 13 physician practices, two surgery centers, a wound care center, an urgent care clinic and a freestanding emergency center. These are located in Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock and Austin.

At the time of CPRMC’s opening, there were 39 credentialed physicians, and now there are 361 active medical staff members, Balla said. With 750 current employees and an annual payroll of over $55 million, CPRMC is the largest employer in Cedar Park, she said.

This winter, the hospital will expand again adding another catheterization lab to the heart and vascular center of the hospital.

CEO Bo Beaudry said continuing the expansion and improvement of CPRMC is a high priority.

“It has been very moving to see the growth of medical specialties in our region that have been stimulated and supported through the opening and development of our hospital,” he said.