Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Helipad Part of $63M Las Palmas Medical Center Expansion

Las Palmas Medical Center in West El Paso will soon undergo a $63 million dollar expansion across the street from the main hospital tower.

A 90,000 square foot addition will add three stories above the current intensive care unit, located at North Oregon Street and Rim Road.

The third floor will be home to a 35-bed neonatal intensive care unit, while the fourth floor will add to current labor and delivery capacity at the hospital. The fifth floor will be used for future growth.

A helipad will be constructed atop the new floors to allow for direct patient transfers via helicopter. A new central energy plant is also planned.

The construction is part of the first phase of the expansion and should be completed in 2018, according to a press release. Phase two, which includes renovation of vacant areas and nursing units in the main hospital tower will follow completion of the first phase.

Construction should begin in late 2016.