CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Mid-January is the latest target for completing the new Dr. Hector P. Garcia Family Health Center on this city's westside. It's a multi-million dollar facility located right next to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital.
Some local dignitaries got a tour of the new 42,000 square foot facility Wednesday, including the Corpus Christi Police Department and some members of the media.
The interem president of Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline was the tour guide for LULAC, the American G.I. Forum and members of the CCPD.
There was controversy over the relocation of the trauma center at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline. The organization's at Wednesday's tour cited concerns that the move would leave a void in coverage in an already low-income area; but the tour seemed to ease their concerns.
Even though so many first responders are accustomed to taking patients to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, members of the police department are optimistic they can make a seamless transition.