Lakeway Regional Medical Center

A massive hospital development has broken ground in Lakeway and will bring about 3,000 jobs to the area when built out, making it the city's largest project yet.

The Lakeway Regional Medical Center will include a 200,000-square-foot general hospital off Ranch Road 620. Those behind the plan say more than $250 million will be invested to make the proposal a reality.

The 54-acre development will include:
  • 244,000 square feet of medical office space
  • a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care
  • convalescence and full-service therapy
  • an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients
  • 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space
  • an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites
  • and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trails

    The hospital is planned to open with about 100 beds. The hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with an MRI, CT scanner and X-ray machine; a 16-bed emergency room and heliport; lab services; and an outpatient clinic. It will also include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, nephrology and dialysis, and an infusion center.

    The Lakeway Regional Medical Center project is being spearheaded by Drs. Thomas Baldacchino, Samuel DeMaio and James B. Williams along with developers Dan Brouillette and R. Gary Call.

    The hospital will be 80 percent owned by a group of physicians, 15 percent owned by Franklin, Tenn.-based Surgical Development Partners -- which will operate the hospital -- and 5 percent owned by private donors.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    Construction Has Begun on The Lakeway Regional Medical Center

    The Lakeway Medical Center will bring the south lake Travis area a tremendous facility. Included in the plan are a hospital, an emergency services helipad, medical services, a rehabilitation center, an extended stay hotel and a daycare facility. It is being developed on 54 acres.

    According to an article by Mary Ann Roser, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

    "Lakeway Regional Medical Center will be part of a 54-acre development at 3000 RM 620 South. The official groundbreaking is Saturday, said Dr. Sam De Maio, an Austin cardiologist who is chairman of the private development group building the hospital, Lakeway Regional Medical Center Development LLC.

    It will be part of a development that will feature restaurants, stores, a hotel, day care facility, medical offices and a rehabilitation hospital.

    Lakeway Mayor Steve Swan said he believed the development would be the largest built in city. The total project has an estimated value of $250 million.

    The hospital will have 70 to 80 licensed beds and 25 emergency room beds, De Maio said. It will be 70 to 80 percent owned by physician investors and will serve the fast-growing Lakeway, Bee Cave and South Lake Travis areas, said De Maio of Capital Cardiovascular Specialists.

    It will be a general hospital that takes "all comers," not a speciality hospital that caters to well-heeled customers who come for elective procedures, De Maio said.

    "We'd be just like Seton or St. David's in the middle of town," he said.

    The hospital is expected to open in 2011 and will have an emergency department, outpatient services, heart care, women and infant services, cancer services and critical care.

    De Maio said he had no doubt the Lakeway hospital was needed and added that city officials proposed the idea.

    Swan said city officials "probably encouraged a medical center of some sort, but I don't think we did any significant pushing."

    A hospital will become crucial as the population continues to grow, he said.

    De Maio had been an investor in the Hospital at Westlake Medical Center but ended his association there when he became involved with the Lakeway project.

    He is recruiting doctors to join the hospital staff and said "most of primary care doctors in Lakeway have invested in this project."; 445-3619