Covenant Health, the largest healthcare institution in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region, wanted to offer eastern New Mexico residents convenient access to healthcare to people who would otherwise have to travel for care. In fall 2022, the 109,000-square-foot smart-sized Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital will open in Hobbs, N.M.
The three-story, 60-bed community hospital will house an emergency department, intensive care unit, four operating rooms, and a birthing center. Clinical services including general medicine, general surgery, OB/GYN, general cardiology, and general orthopedics will also be offered. A dedicated Women’s Health Center, including bone density and mammography , as well as a 2,000-square-foot community center for various health education, screenings, and events, are also planned.
The exterior design was inspired by the regional architecture of New Mexico. The grounding colors of this New Mexican color palette includes coppers, ochre, umber, sand, and other natural hues evoke a serene and sun-infused warmth, while keeping the facility open and modern. The layout maximizes views to nature, bringing in exterior light wherever possible.
Facility name: Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital
Location: Hobbs, N.M.
Expected completion date: Fall 2022
Owner: Joint Venture – Covenant Health and Synergies Development Group
Total building area: 110,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $60 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $550/sq. ft.
Architecture: E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Interior design: E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Contracting: HOAR Construction
Engineering: SWA Associations (MEP), AG&E Structural Engenuity (structural), Pettigrew & Associations (civil), Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (landscape)