Baylor Scott & White reaches construction milestone on sports medicine facility at The Star in Frisco

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Baylor Scott & White representatives watch as a ceremonial final beam is lifted on top of the new medical facility at The Star.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Baylor Scott & White representatives watch as a ceremonial final beam is lifted on top of the new medical facility at The Star.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney speaks at the topping-off ceremony of the new Baylor Scott & White facility at The Star in Frisco.[/caption]

The Dallas Cowboys held a topping-off ceremony Tuesday for the new Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy Research at The Star, a 300,000-square-foot medical and health facility that is set to open April 2018.

The medical facility, which broke ground in June 2016, will include an imaging center, sports performance center program, urgent care center, outpatient rehabilitation, pharmacy and brain injury program.

“When we had started The Star, we knew we wanted to create something that was really about our fans getting to experience the Cowboys in ways they never have before,” said Jerry Jones Jr., the Cowboys’ chief sales and marketing officer. “We also wanted it be to be about sports, sports nutrition, sports innovation and sports medicine.”

The facility will also incorporate technology such as Fusionetics, an evidence-based platform to help optimize athletic performance, reduce injuries and speed up recovery time. The facility is part of a partnership between Baylor Scott & White, the Dallas Cowboys and Frisco ISD.

“Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star represents a first of its kind collaboration between an NFL team, a health system like Baylor Scott & White and a school district that is focusing on preventing injuries and promoting wellness for athletes of all levels,” said Jim Hinton, chief executive officer for Baylor Scott & White.

Construction on the Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star is expected to be complete next year.[/caption]

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said the city's sports investments have had an impact throughout the entire community.

“We’re proud to be labeled as ‘the best place to raise an athlete in the country,’” Cheney said. “But today, I’m even more proud to add a new label, which is ‘the safest place to raise an athlete.’”
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By Nicole Luna

Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


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