Just 10 years ago, Cedar Park looked a lot different. Open spaces have become shopping centers, open land has turned into neighborhoods.
More people means more services needed, and that's why Scott & White decided to open a new hospital in this area.
"We're able to meet the patients need within about 10 minutes," said John Wood from Scott & White. He added shorter wait times and a smaller facility will equal more quality time with doctors.
"We take a lean approach to healthcare so we try to eliminate as much waste in the system," said Wood. "We see the patient as quickly as possible, treat their needs as appropriately as possible and they have them discharged and back on their way."
A full-time staff ranging in medical skills from assistants, to emergency doctors and personnel will have the latest in medical technology available on the Cedar Park site .
"The nice thing about this facility is that it doesn't just function as an emergency room," said Rob Watson, chief medical officer at Scott & White. "It does have in patient capabilities so we'll be able to admit patients to the hospital and provide services far beyond the emergency setting."
Joe Galvan said the hospital will be convenient.
"It feels good to have more hospitals around," said Galvan. "My wife and me are both getting up in age, we don't like to drive that far any more."
Janice Auld has lived Cedar Park for 17 years and is excited about the new hospital.
"It would only take me about two minutes to get to the new hospital so that's very convenient for me," said Auld. "I like the idea of having a choice of which hospital that I want to attend."
With about 54,000 people living in Cedar Park and another 30,000 residing next door in Leander, residents say having a hospital is necessary for a region that continues to grow at a rapid pace.