CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston Breaks Ground On New Emergency Department

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Pictured from left to right: Gary Looper, Market CEO; Ben R. Ogletree, Livingston Chairman; C.K. Mani, M.D.; Randy Slack, Livingston Administrator; Rona Friesen, board member; Michael Covert, President of CHI St. Luke’s Health Texas Division; Verner Nellsch, M.D., Livingston Chief of Medical Staff; Judy Cochran, board member; Corky Evans, board member; Sydney Murphy, Polk County Judge; Jeffrey Luna, M.D., Vice Chief of Livingston Staff. (CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial)

LIVINGSTON, TEXAS (April 27)… CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston officially broke ground on its new Emergency Department on April 27.

The new 16,000-square-foot facility will be located on the ground floor of the South Tower Building. It will include 27 stations, including 3 trauma rooms, 3 fast track rooms, 2 psych rooms, 10 exam rooms, 1 isolation room, 6 results-waiting stations, and adjacent radiology, ultrasound and CT rooms. There will also be designated areas for disaster response and decontamination.

“Our Level IV Trauma-designated emergency department sees nearly 30,000 patients each year. That’s a lot of broken bones, heart attacks, strokes and other significant emergencies, and that’s a lot of families who deserve the very best emergency care,” said CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston Administrator Randy Slack. “Our staff members in the Emergency Room are highly skilled and with this new state-of-the-art facility, they will be even more prepared to provide emergency life-saving measures to our patients.”

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held April 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Estimated at a total cost of $10.2 million, CHI St. Luke’s Health plans to begin construction in May with a completion date in early 2017.

Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and recently earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2020. She is currently working on obtaining her MBA from Lamar University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.

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