CHI St. Luke's opened a temporary primary care facility in Springwoods Village as it continues construction on its hospital, which will open in January.[/caption]
Although master-planned community Springwoods Village is not expected to reach its full capacity for another decade, its current residents have immediate health care needs.
CHI St. Luke’s, which is opening Springwoods Village Hospital in January, stepped in and constructed a temporary primary care facility to service the thousands of employees and residents who already work or live within the community, said Matt Wright, CHI St. Luke’s medical group Chief Operating Officer.
“We felt like the community couldn’t wait until 2016,” Wright said.
The primary care clinic offers a variety of services, including wellness exams for infants, children and adults, minor skin issue treatment, in-house electrocardiogram collection and treatment of mild behavioral health issues. The facility has one physician on staff with plans to add another soon.
“With 35,000-50,000 people expected to live [or work] in the region, opening the clinic makes it possible for us to begin serving area residents now rather than waiting until the facility is complete,” said Diane Freeman, Chief Nursing Officer at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Lakeside Hospital, who is overseeing the development of the Springwoods Village campus..
The temporary center will continue treating the minor injuries of the community until the five-story hospital is completed in January, Wright said. It is located at the corner of Holzwarth Road and Grand Parkway, which is set to be completed by the end of the year.
The hospital will include a 55,000-square-foot ambulatory medical center and a 100,000-square-foot medical office building. The medical complex will have space for more than 30 physicians.
The CHI St. Luke’s Springwoods Village Hospital will house four in-patient hospital beds, 10 beds in the emergency department, full diagnostic imaging and two endoscopy suites.
“It’s our responsibility to provide convenient, high quality care without patients feeling like they have to drive 30 miles to the [Texas] Medical Center,” Wright said.