Corpus Christi (KIII News) — The public got a preview Thursday of one local hospital's new facility.

Christus Spohn staff took the public on a tour of the new patient care tower at Shoreline Hospital.

According to staff members, the new tower is part of a $335 million investment in the health of South Texas.

During guided walkthroughs for the tour staff members showed upgrades that will help doctors and nurses provide better care.

Emergency rooms will have direct access to the next without having to go out into the hallway.

According to officials, the new Shoreline patient tower should be done by the spring of 2019.

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