LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Covenant Health System will host a grand opening ceremony Tuesday at their new medical park in southwest Lubbock. Covenant leadership says they decided to build the facility because an intensive study showed a need for convenient healthcare in the rapidly growing area.
Doors opened in July, but crews have just finished up some unique projects that they can now show off. "If you haven't ever been to one of our blessings at Covenant, it's really neat. We get the community involved in it, and our Chaplin will be here to lead the ceremony, and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we're going to have an open house," Holly Kennedy with Covenant Health System said.
Everyone is invited to come out. We really want you to see what we have available for you in southwest Lubbock," Kennedy continued.
She explained that Covenant's Southwest Medical Park has comprehensive lab testing, x-rays, and cardiac imaging. "So, if you're doctor orders tests to be done, you can come here, and if you live on this side of town it's really convenient instead of having to drive all the way over to 19th Street, which we still accept people there as well," Kennedy said.
One of the more unique features at the new facility is an underwater gymnasium. Covenant calls is the first of its kind in Lubbock.
"We actually just got the pool completed; back over here we have underwater treadmills for our patients. Eventually we're going to have an elliptical and bicycle as well. As you can see there's easy access on the other side of the pool for our patients to get in the water; the great thing is it's easier on their joints and maybe the pain that they're going through during rehab," Kennedy said.
"This is a facility that Covenant didn't have before for their patients to utilize," KCBD NewsChannel 11 asked.
"Right, this is completely new to Lubbock; we're the only one with a full underwater gym," Kennedy said.
You can check the new facility for yourself Tuesday afternoon. The grand opening ceremony starts at 3:00 p.m. at Covenant's Southwest Medical Park located at 98th Street and Slide Road.
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