Hospital and community leaders celebrate the beginning of construction on the expansion.

Breaking ground in Round Rock

Construction is underway to expand Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock broke ground in January on an expansion that will nearly double the hospital in size.

The 165,000-square-foot expansion includes plans for a new patient tower with additional patient beds, a new neonatal intensive care unit, an expanded labor and delivery unit, new procedural areas, additional operating suites and updates and expansions of common areas.

Incredible growth in the Greater Austin area has led to the need for expanded hospital services. “Williamson County has grown by over 100,000 residents in the past five years,” said Drew Bennett, vice president of operations for the hospital. “Our hospital has seen more than a 30 percent increase in our patient volume during that time period.”

Many parts of the new facility will be universal beds, meaning multiple types of care could be provided in each space, allowing for fluctuating bed space needs.

“We’re building those rooms so that they have all the resources they need to provide what we call universal care,” Mr. Bennett said. “As needs may change or grow, it gives us more flexibility.”

The expansion is expected to be completed by 2026, with rolling openings as new parts of the facility are finished.

“We’re really excited about what this does for the residents of Williamson County,” Mr. Bennett said. “It allows us to treat more of them here in their own community and make sure that we’re offering quality care, right here close to 
their homes.”

To learn more about this project and how you can help, contact Kassi Horner, JD, at 979-207-4074 or

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