Lumberton to get new ER

Artist's rendering of the new 10,000 square-foot complex in Lumberton

Lumberton is getting a state-of-the-art emergency room with a touch of small-town care.

According to an Altus press release, the company will break ground Sept. 25 and begin building the 10,000 square-foot complex, which will include a trauma room, eight treatment rooms, lab services, a triage unit, radiology suite, pharmacy and year-round emergency room services.

No major healthcare infrastructure or hospitals have been available to Lumberton residents since at least 1999, Altus said in the press release.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of Lumberton’s growth,” said Altus' regional executive Kevin Herrington in a statement.

He said the new facility offers residents an excellent alternative to lengthy wait times or having to drive to Beaumont.

Herrington added that Southeast Texas Medical Associates patients will now have even more access to medical services in Southeast Texas. In conjunction with the emergency center project, SETMA plans to build a professional medical office facility that will include laboratory and X-ray services supporting three physicians and a nurse practitioner, with additional providers added as necessary. 

The new facility will be at 137 N. LHS Drive in Lumberton and is scheduled to open in summer 2013.

— By Clay Thorp/The Examiner

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