Scott & White College Station Construction UpdateFeatured Stories, News Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Another phase of the new Scott and White hospital in College Station is underway.
Chief Executive Jason Jennings says construction has started on the adjoining medical office building.
Jennings says inside the hospital you can see operating and patient room shaping up as framing, flooring, and painting is underway.
In conjunction with the construction team and Texas A&M University, a landscape architecture student has designed a healing garden. Physicians and staff at Scott and White Healthcare in College Station have contributed more than $350,000 towards the project.
Jennings says they remain on track to open August 1, 2013. Recruiting for leadership level employees will begin in November and the staff beginning next spring.
JasonJennings101012.mp3Jason Jennings visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
Additional information on the healing garden courtesy of Scott & White:
Yucheng “Leo” Wang, a first year graduate student in landscape architecture at Texas A&M , has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship for creating a design for the Scott & White Hospital-College Station healing garden. The scholarship was established by Scott & White Healthcare, Kitchell Contractors, Jacobs Engineering and ADAMS Management Services Corporation.
Scott & White Healthcare partnered with Texas A&M University’s department of landscape architecture in the development of the garden. Students were asked to begin developing plans in early September. Eleven students submitted designs and went through three rounds of presentations to choose the top four designs.
“Real world projects like this provide our students challenging and stimulating learning experiences that our program is striving for,” said Chanam Lee, professor, Texas A&M department of landscape architecture.
“It is our hope that this will be the first of many new partnerships to come with the opening of the Scott & White Hospital–College Station,” said Jason Jennings, chief executive officer of the Scott & White College Station Region.
The healing garden will be located between the medical office building and hospital and will open directly onto the infusion center at the Scott & White Cancer Center – College Station. Construction of the garden should be completed in the summer of 2013.
“What an exciting opportunity to work with students at Texas A&M University and to experience first-hand what an exceptional education they have received,” said Dr. William L. Rayburn, chief medical officer, Scott & White Healthcare-College Station region. “We hope this garden will promote healing for patients and families for many years to come.”
Over $350,000 has been contributed by physicians and staff at Scott & White Healthcare in College Station for the healing garden. Fundraising efforts continue for both the garden and the new Scott & White Hospital-College Station. For more information about the future Scott & White Hospital-College Station, visit cshospital.sw.org.
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