Covenant Health in Lubbock announced $450 million in planned capital improvements including renovations, new constructions and the latest technology on Tuesday.

The “Keeping the Covenant” project is slated to be completed within five to seven years and will begin with “massive renovations” to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center and the main Covenant Medical Center Campus including: new medical oncology and specialty clinics; the latest radiation therapy technology; new endoscopy facilities; and new day surgery facilities, according to Covenant.

“The founders of the early hospitals and clinics in Lubbock left a legacy of quality health care in West Texas,” said Richard Parks, CEO. “With state-of-the-art facilities, Covenant Health is committed to carry on that legacy for the next 100 years. That’s our covenant to our ministry of Christian healing, to our medical staff and care teams, to our community and we’re keeping it.”

According to a press release from Covenant, current cash-on-hand will pay for 90 percent of the expansion plan. They plan to fund the last 10 percent with donations and fundraising events.

Covenant has also announced significant renovations to Covenant Hospital Plainview including expansions to their surgery centers, emergency department and patient rooms.

Later phases of the project will demolish the existing west tower to be replaced by a new tower housing the hospital’s main entrance and women’s services.

The final phase will improve Covenant Children’s in Lubbock where two floors will be dedicated to administrative and support services as well as upgraded patient facilities.

Covenant said when all the renovations are completed Covenant Children’s will be the only freestanding children’s hospital in all of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

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