Denver-based NexCore Group, a national healthcare, life sciences, and senior housing real estate developer, and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System today announced their plans to begin the initial development phase of the Gisela Houseman Medical Campus (GHMC). Phase I will be a two-story, 55,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB) in Orange.
NexCore, which is headquartered in Denver, says the mini-medical campus will fill the community need for healthcare services following the closure of Baptist Hospital Orange. The medical campus is strategically located with ingress/egress from U.S. Interstate10E and Texas State Highway 62, and will be designed to maximize campus connectivity, patient satisfaction, and provider efficiency.
NexCore plans to break ground on the MOB in January 2022, with Phase I of the project comprising the MOB, with a majority of the first floor leased to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System for a 24/7 emergency hospital and key outpatient and diagnostic services. The remaining space will be leased to independent physicians, including Dr. Marty Rutledge of Orange Medical Surgical Associates (a longstanding primary care physician in Orange, and 30-year pioneer in the county that has been the driving force behind the project). Phase I will be constructed on a 5.5-acre piece of the 20-acre parcel.
“NexCore is excited to provide quality and convenience to the citizens of Orange and surrounding communities through this critical health care development,” Todd Varney, NexCore’s Chief Development Officer, remarks. “The Gisela Houseman Medical Campus will become the epicenter of healthcare in Orange and provide an essential and convenient mini-campus venue for physicians to practice medicine and minimize the need to patients to travel 30 minutes or more for care.”