Texas Health, UT Southwestern break ground on new health care campus in Texas

WCN Editorial Team 4 Sep 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center have broken ground on an acute care hospital and multispecialty clinic complex in Texas, US. 

The acute care hospital, known as Texas Health Frisco, will cover an area of 325,000 sq ft. The 80-bed hospital will offer a 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Based on the needs, the hospital can be expanded to accommodate 140 beds.

The multispecialty clinic complex, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco, will sprawl over an area of 120,000 sq ft. It will house a multispecialty clinic that includes an extension of its Peter O’Donnell Jr., Brain Institute providing neurology, spine surgery, and a concussion rehabilitation facility.

A large part of the first floor will be dedicated to physical medicine, rehabilitation and therapy with a focus to restore function and enhancement of performance for neurologic, orthopaedic, and other conditions.

Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan said: “Texas Health and UT Southwestern will bring a unique health care campus to the people of Frisco and surrounding areas.

“Many attributes make this campus unlike any other, including the depth of medical expertise, elements that promote health, restoration and well-being as well as every detail designed with the consumer and patient in mind.

“Walking trails and comforting design features and other environmentally conscious elements combine with high-end technology and specially designed treatment areas to create the best possible experience for patients, families, guests, and neighbours. It’s a perfect fit for Frisco.”

Construction work on the $270m project will start this summer, while clinical services on the campus is expected to begin by the end of 2019.

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