Construction started Wednesday at the new Texas Health Frisco 20-acre medical campus on the southeast corner of Cobb Hill and the Dallas North Tollway. The campus is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
Representatives from Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center joined Frisco city leaders to kick off construction that will bring together an acute care hospital and multispecialty clinic.
Here are a few things to know about the new medical campus:
1. The medical campus is a collaboration between Texas Health and UT Southwestern.
Texas Health announced plans for the new hospital campus in February. UT Southwestern Medical Center announced in June that it would be jointly operating and paying for the hospital and office building. Both entities will have equal investment in the project.
This is not the first time these medical institutions have come together on a project. When Texas Health Dallas opened in 1966, many of the physicians on the medical staff were faculty members at UT Southwestern. UT Southwestern and Texas Health came together again about 25 years ago to create the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas.
The medical staff will include local independent physicians, UT Southwestern faculty and Texas Health Physicians Group providers.
2. The overall investment by Texas Health and UT Southwestern is $270 million.
The 20-acre campus will feature a 325,000-square-foot, 80-bed acute care hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital is designed to expand to 140 beds as the community continues to grow.
The campus will also feature a 120,000-square- foot UT Southwestern Medical Center that will house a multispecialty clinic that includes an extension of its Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute providing neurology, spine surgery, and a state-of- the-art concussion rehabilitation facility. The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer programs in breast and colon cancer screening and treatment. Pediatric specialty services will include ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and dermatology.
3. This is the first hospital campus in Frisco for Texas Health Resources.
Though Texas Health Resources does not have a hospital in Frisco, it does run the Behavioral Health Center on Main Street as well as the Ben Hogan Sports Medical facility at Toyota Stadium. There are also several Texas Health freestanding emergency rooms located in Frisco.