La Porte Hospital reached another milestone yesterday, with a Topping Out celebration. Construction tradition celebrates the last steel beam being hoisted into place during a Topping Out ceremony. In just over three months, more than 3 million pounds of steel have been assembled to create the structure of the new La Porte Hospital.  Hospital leadership, volunteers, board members, contractors, and construction workers attended the event as the last beam was placed at the top of the structure. 
The beam, which was placed inside the lobby of the existing hospital earlier this week, was signed by many employees, community members and others. Over one hundred individuals signed their name on the beam or wrote well wishes to the organization. Ashley Dickinson, La Porte Hospital Chief Executive Officer, expressed her gratitude for the excellent work performed by all involved in the construction process to date. She also praised Robins & Morton, general contractor for their leadership and expertise.  
The community can expect to see further changes to the campus until the new facility opens during fourth quarter 2020. Updates can be found at