Regency Integrated Health Services board members, employees, and community members from Rio Grande City and Starr County gathered on Wednesday, May 22, to break ground at the site of the new nursing care center.
“People often ask us about how we decide where to build and where to invest in projects like this. The truth is not always about the numbers, it’s not always about the demographics,” said Chris Murphy, COO of Regency Integrated Health Services. “We invest in people, we invest in communities and Rio Grande City and Starr County is a great place for us to do business.”
“We welcome Regency Integrated Health Services’ second expansion here in Rio Grande City. This new facility is definitely going to benefit our city and Starr County by creating new jobs and provide additional health care services to our community,” said Dave “Chachi” Jones, Rio Grande City Commissioner and RGC EDC Board of Directors member.
The new care center will be located at 5261 Brand Street in Rio Grande City. The project is slated to take 13 months to complete and the company’s goal is to have the center staffed and operational by summer of 2020.
The care center is to have 120 beds and will feature a 2,000 square foot therapy gym, 14 private post-acute short stay rooms, 4 living rooms for resident and family use and 2 large, secure outdoor courtyards.
For more information about the upcoming Starr County Nursing and Transitional Care facility and services, please call 1-888-707-8277.