Tenet Healthcare, which operates 49 hospitals and over 100 free-standing outpatient centres, will invest $67m to expand Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, US.

The expansion project includes the construction of a four-story tower, which will add 30 surgical beds and 30 medical beds.

The construction will also expand the emergency department capacity from 21 beds to 31 beds as well as add a 12-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Sierra Providence East Medical Center chief executive officer Sally Hurt said the hospital is expanding just four years after its inception.

"We are proud to be a provider of choice and we look forward to increasing our capacity of care, enhancing our services and bringing new jobs to our community."

"Since we opened our doors in 2008, an increasing number of patients have trusted us with their medical needs," Hurt added.

"We are proud to be a provider of choice and we look forward to increasing our capacity of care, enhancing our services and bringing new jobs to our community."

The project also involves expansion of the cafeteria, the addition of classrooms for community education and relocation of the administrative offices.

Tenet Healthcare central states region operations senior vice president Tim Adams said the expansion is a testament to Tenet’s continued commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the local community.

"The tower and associated developments will enhance the hospital’s ability to grow alongside its patient base while offering comprehensive care under one roof," Adams added.

Construction work, which is scheduled to start in December 2012, is likely to be completed by the end of 2014.