HaysMed recently purchased the former NEW building on Commerce Parkway from the Heart of American Development Corp.

The 42,873-square-foot building was built in 1996 and most recently was used by Ellis County during the renovations of the courthouse. The original facility housed the Sykes call center.

The HaysMed Business Center will house several departments of the hospital that have been located in separate locations off the main campus.

The departments moving to the Commerce Parkway location include: Accounting, Central Billing Office (CBO), Centralized Outpatient Scheduling (COPS), Patient Accounts, Patient Financial Services, Customer Service Teams and Health Information Management (HIM). There will be approximately 75 HaysMed associates relocated to the new space.

“This is a great opportunity for us to combine several areas of the hospital that have historically been located at separate locations.” said Shae Veach, vice president of regional development and marketing. “It is also a plus for Hays in having a large business facility occupied with a long term entity.”

HaysMed has begun making minor cosmetic changes to the building, cleaning the grounds and erecting new signage.

“We hope to move our first occupants in mid July with the others to follow later in the summer and fall,” Veach said. “Purchasing this building affords new opportunities for growth at HaysMed and that in itself will have a positive impact on Hays and the region.”