Albuquerque Journal (April 1, 2015)
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot patient tower currently under construction at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center is an $89 million structure made out of poured concrete that will be the tallest building in Rio Rancho.
Still on schedule for completion in November, the tower is just part of an expansion of the medical center that opened in late 2011. Also under construction is a small second-story extension of the diagnostic and therapeutic area of the medical center that will house four operating rooms and related preparation/recovery bays.
“I get a lot of comments from the community,” said Jim Jeppson, director of real estate at nonprofit Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “What we’re doing has led to cascading development in the area. Community and business leaders have thanked us for what we’re doing to stimulate growth.”