Robins & Morton, Texas Health and Human Services, and local and state dignitaries gathered to mark the official groundbreaking of Rusk State Hospital’s replacement facility on Nov. 12.
This 225,000-square-foot project will replace a 100-year-old behavioral health facility, complete with two 100-bed units for both maximum and non-maximum-security patients. Ultimately, this increases the existing maximum-security unit capacity by 60 beds. The administration building will also be replaced during this update. In total, the state has allocated $195.6 million for the project.
Overall campus construction is scheduled for completion in 2024 – with the administration building opening in late 2021, the maximum-security unit opening in spring 2022, and the non-maximum-security unit opening in late 2024.