Editor's note: this article was updated to include a comment from Ascension Seton representatives.

Ascension Seton Williamson in Round Rock announced Oct. 17 that the hospital will undergo an expansion that will add more patient and operating rooms, hundreds of new jobs and more.

The specifics

According to a news release from the hospital, the expansion will include:
  • A 216,000-square-foot, six-story tower
  • 160 patient rooms
  • Two operating rooms
  • A 12-bed observation unit
  • Space for emergency, imaging, cardiac catheterization and surgery departments
  • 400 additional staff positions
The project will also include a 34,000-square-foot expansion for outpatient wound care, cardiac rehab and pediatric rehab, per the release.

Ascension Seton representatives said that a construction timeline for the project is not yet able to be shared, but that funding would come from the hospital's capital expenditures and fundraising from donors.

What they’re saying

“As the greater Round Rock area has experienced substantial growth, this expansion will allow us to meet the increased need for medical and surgical services, particularly for cardiovascular, neurology and orthopedic health in our community,” said Andrew Gnann, president of Ascension Seton Williamson, in the release.