Some projects just feel like destiny, as if nature itself could not stand in the way. They’re willed into existence, scratched out of the dirt by those who won’t take no for an answer. The odds are stacked against them, but they happen anyway. One of those projects is happening right now in Dumas, Texas.
On Wednesday, April 25th, HB Construction stood with hospital staff and community members to break ground on the Moore County Hospital Expansion and Renovation. The upgrades to the 70 year-old hospital building will include a new two-story patient care facility packed with high-tech features. Renovations to existing facilities will bring outpatient and administrative services back to main campus, providing convenience for both patients and staff.
While the project will become a reality over the coming months, the road to this moment was far from easy.
Moore County Hospital CEO Jeff Turner knows the road better than most. Addressing the crowd gathered indoors to escape the ever-unpredictable Panhandle weather, he talked about the journey’s ups and downs.
“There have been moments that I wanted to quit. That’s an honest answer.”
The six-year journey to groundbreaking was delayed by a failed bond election, two hurricanes that spiked construction costs, and an exhaustive search for funding. Through the efforts of the MCHD board, local officials, and a robust group of supporters, the new facility is finally a reality.
For Mr. Turner, groundbreaking was both a culmination and a starting point. “There’s a lot of hard work to be done. There’s a lot of it that has been done. The project team and so many others have busted themselves, and I mean busted themselves, to get this thing done.”
HB Construction is proud to partner with Moore County Hospital, GSP Architects, Korte Construction, and other team members on this important project. For more project details, please visit Moore County’s website.