Plans for hospital façade and parking lot approved

Rendering of new hospital & clinic facade. -REES Associates
Rendering of new hospital & clinic facade. -REES Associates

By Becky Brewster

The Culberson County Hospital District (CCHD), met in Regular Session on Monday, July 15, 2019. The Board reviewed the preliminary plans for the façade/parking lot project with the architect, Kathy Potts of Rees Associates, and approved the design with a few minor changes. The final plans are scheduled to be ready on August 5, 2019 with a bid opening date of August 29, 2019. The Board also approved additional funds for a topographical survey to be conducted by the civil engineers.

Judy Blazek, Project Manager, presented a summary of acquisitions by the District and Preferred Hospital Management based on the 2013 Capital Improvements Plan. The Board then reviewed the draft of the 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan which totals approximately $2,000,000. Facilities improvements that are being considered for this period include:

Construction of the clinic/hospital façade and parking lot (In progress)

Construction of an ambulance garage

Construction of a helipad

Fencing and landscaping


Additional parking.

Furniture/Fixtures/Equipment (FF&E) items being incorporated into the plan include:

Additional software/hardware

Patio furniture

ER Waiting Room furniture

Security items


Various other equipment

Rick Gray, Hospital Administrator, reported that Hugo Chavarria has come on board as the new EMS Director. He also reported on various maintenance items and acquisitions.

In other business, the CCHD:

Approved the consent agenda.

Rejected a tax resale bid.

Approved court-ordered refunds on property taxes.