Temple: Scott & White celebrates completion of surgical center

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Scott & White Medical Center officials Wednesday celebrated completion of a 147,000-square-foot surgical center.

The Grobowsky Surgical Center houses 10 additional surgical suites, 48 private day-surgery rooms, and high-tech instruments including robots to help support advanced procedures.

The facility will improve the efficiency of treatment of trauma patients at the hospital, which is the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Austin and Dallas.

"It'll provide exceptional care, to provide a great patient-care experience, to provide the most up-to-date and innovative surgical care in the country,” Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou, chairman of the hospital’s Surgery Department said.

The facility will officially open next month.