Groundbreaking ceremony held for Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan
Hunt Regional Healthcare staff and administration gathered alongside Quinlan city council members, school board members and other local officials this week to celebrate the groundbreaking of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan. The ceremony, which took place Dec. 10 at the site of the future facility, featured the symbolic turning of the dirt by key representatives with a reception immediately following inside Hunt Regional Medical Plaza.
Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan will be a full-service medical facility and will provide quicker and more convenient access to emergency care for residents of Quinlan and the surrounding Lake Tawakoni area. In addition to an emergency department, the 15,700 square foot building will also house a full laboratory, respiratory therapy services and an imaging center.
“The construction of this building was made possible by Hunt County residents and voters coming together in support of enhancing emergency services and providing greater access to healthcare for all of Hunt County,” said Hunt Regional Assistant Administrator John Heatherly.
The freestanding emergency department is part of a bond package approved by Hunt County voters in November 2013. The bond addressed the need for emergency services in the southern and northeastern parts of Hunt County. A related emergency center is also currently undergoing construction in Commerce.
Construction on HREMC-Quinlan is set to begin in the next few weeks and is scheduled to be completed late summer 2015.