The Moore County Hospital was originally constructed in 1948 in Dumas, Texas, and has expanded many times since then.
It is currently landlocked and has sought to build in a new location outside of town. The hospital went out for a bond twice and it was rejected twice by the community as being too expensive. The Korte healthcare designers in collaboration with Gresham Smith.
Gresham Smith Architects developed a solution that allowed the hospital to expand and provide a medical facility that meets today’s standards.
The solution was to close a portion of the street that landlocked the hospital from future expansion and acquire additional properties. This allowed construction of a two-story 63,000-square-foot addition south of the existing hospital that also tied into the existing corridors.
The first floor of the expansion houses the emergency room, operating rooms, imaging rooms, and mechanical systems. The second floor houses 25 patient rooms. The expansion also created off-site parking and a helipad. With the new addition and renovation, existing departments which were located off-site, were able to be relocated to the new facility.
The Korte Company worked closely with the hospital board and the community to get road closure approval for the expansion.
With board approval, The Korte Company assisted the hospital in obtaining USDA funding for the project. The resolution to expand on-site rather than build a new facility outside of town greatly reduced Moore County Hospital District’s financial burden, allowing them to deliver critical care to their community.