The Round Rock Baylor Scott & White Medical Center has reached a milestone in the construction of its new building.

What's happening?

The medical center recently reached the top-off phase of construction for a new tower.

“This milestone symbolizes our mission to advance patient care by improving the patient experience and expanding access,” said Drew Bennett, vice president of operations at the Round Rock Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, in a news release. “It’s exciting to see the new tower take shape and see the progress. We look forward to seeing the growth in the new year.”

Located near the existing medical facility campus at 300 University Blvd., the new building and expansion of the medical center will include:
  • An expanded emergency room
  • A new neonatal intensive care unit
  • Expanded labor and delivery unit
  • New procedural areas
  • Additional operating suites
  • Updates to common areas
  • Laboratory and pharmacy expansions
Construction is expected to be completed in 2026.

More details

According to an annual report produced by the facility, Baylor Scott & White is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas. The corporation regularly conducts community assessment surveys to understand the specific health needs of the communities it serves.

Emergency department visits are expected to grow nearly 19% by 2025, according to the 2022 report, with preventative screenings, access to primary care and adult obesity ranking the highest in a list of greatest needs for the greater Austin area.

Also of note

The organization has also released plans to expand their Pflugerville medical center, adding 42,000 square feet for a three-story medical office building that will triple the clinic’s capacity.