LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Concrete is being poured today for the foundation of the new Everest Rehab Hospital in Longview.
The hospital will be located on Loop 281 in North Longview and will bring over 130 jobs with an $8,000,000 payroll to Longview.
Projection is for the $23,000,000 project to be completed in Mid December of this year according to Marc Sparks with Timber Creek Capital.
The project has grown and the 36-bed hospital will "have more like 140 to 150 professional staff members" when it opens and is fully operational, said Sparks, who is part of an investment group involved in funding and developing the project.
Everest CEO and co-founder Jay Quintana previously stated the hospital will offer physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy and speech therapy and the hospital would focus on brain injury, stroke and concussion patients.
When the project was approved by Longview City Council members in February last year, it called for an $11 million plan to build a 35,380-square-foot hospital with 120 professional jobs coming to Longview. Developers have since expanded those plans due to the needs of the Longview area.
Everest currently has the Longview and Temple, TX locations under construction now and locations in Bentonville, AR and Oklahoma City, OK are next in line for construction. Mark Coleman with Park Village Properties of Longview is the local Real Estate Broker handling the land sale portion of the project and said there are an additional 45 acres adjacent to this 6-acre site available for future development expected to occur to help support the hospital. Mr. Coleman says numerous inquiries have been made recently for retail, medical offices, and lodging on the site. He says "this is the only place left going East on Loop 281 with Loop frontage as all other sites are taken".