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Jacobs Continues to Gain Notoriety as a Key Player in the Healthcare Market

The Jacobs-managed Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower earned industry recognition from Engineering News-Record’s Texas-Louisiana Construction News and the Houston Business Journal.

Houston Methodist Hospital, U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 Texas hospital, is extending its legacy into the future, and its new 22-story, Jacobs-managed Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower is adding industry attention and awards to the hospital’s impressive reputation.

Engineering News-Record’s Texas-Louisiana Construction News section recently named the $700 million patient tower as its 2019 Best Regional Project in the Healthcare category, Houston Business Journal also gave the projects its Landmark Award for Best Medical Facility.

Named in recognition of the Walter family’s $101 million gift to the hospital, the new landmark tower houses 366 new beds and state-of-the-art technology to better serve the community and the institution’s growing patient population. Jacobs has served as program/project managers on many of the Houston Methodist Hospital’s capital projects throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area since 2005, including the Walter Tower.

ENR Texas-Louisiana Construction News provides Texas-Louisiana-specific updates on the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Of the 132 entries submitted for best regional projects in 2019, judges from all corners of the AEC community selected 17 Best Projects and 17 Awards of Merit across 18 categories for the 2019 Best Regional Project list.

Three finalists will be chosen for ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2019 Project of the Year – the winner will be announced at the Best Projects event in October.

Among the top 20 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, Houston Methodist Hospital’s Walter Tower continues its long history of leading medicine and excellent patient care. Within the hospital’s Texas Medical Center (TMC), an expansive new inpatient facility replaces patient beds in an original main building and adds highly advanced heart and neurosurgery operating rooms (ORs). The new high-tech ORs dramatically expand the hospital’s ability to provide image-guided heart and brain procedures, replacing many open surgeries with minimally invasive treatments.

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