New hospital to expand existing clinic's offerings

Photo by Ted YoakumConstruction is proceeding at pace on the new Franciscan Beacon Hospital in La Porte. The new facility, a joint-venture between Beacon Health System and Franciscan Alliance, will house a 10-bed emergency department, eight inpatient beds, laboratory services and other medical offices.

La PORTE — Two regional medical giants’ mission to bring quality, all-inclusive health care to La Porte is drawing closer and closer to completion.

Construction on the new $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital, located at 900 I St., is proceeding smoothly since the project’s groundbreaking last fall. Officials with Beacon Health System – which is partnering with fellow medical provider Franciscan Alliance to build and operate the new facility – expects work to finish this spring, with a projected opening in early summer.

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