Work crews have begun demolishing one of the two buildings that are being taken down to make room for a new emergency department on the campus of Methodist University Hospital. The Doctors' building and the West building at the corner of Bellevue and Eastmoreland are the two buildings being torn down.
The $33 million project is projected to add 93,000 square feet of new space and includes 6,200 square feet of renovated space. The new emergency room will add 16 patient treatment areas bringing the total treatment areas in the ER to 54. The center will be built to green building design standards. This project is expected to take two years to complete and patient care will continue 24/7 in the emergency department and on patient floors in the hospital during the process.