3 notable health care changes in Frisco in 2016

Medical City Frisco is undergoing $41 million in renovations and expansions.

Medical City Frisco is undergoing $41 million in renovations and expansions.

1. Medical City Frisco

What we reported Medical City Healthcare, a Medical City Plano facility, purchased the bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center in Frisco in February and reopened the hospital in April under a new name, Medical City Frisco.

The latest Medical City Frisco is investing $41 million to expand and introduce new services. The emergency department is being expanded from three to nine rooms while remaining operational. The hospital is also adding a catheterization laboratory to provide advanced heart intervention and treatment. Both projects will be complete by February. The hospital is also renovating the fourth floor into a dedicated women’s services unit, which will have 14 labor and delivery suites, two operating suites, a nursery and a neonatal intensive care unit. The women’s services unit will open in the spring.

What’s next In the future, Medical City Frisco has plans to expand with a new building. The hospital bought a 5-acre tract of land north of the hospital for future expansion.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center—Centennial The Frisco hospital changed names in January 2016.[/caption]

2. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center—Centennial

What we reported Baylor Scott & White Health entered a joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corporation in January 2016 to own five North Texas hospitals, including Centennial Medical Center in Frisco. The hospital was rebranded Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial.

The latest Baylor Scott & White Health is also partnering with the Dallas Cowboys to build a new sports health facility for athletes of all levels at The Star in Frisco.

What’s next Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research is under construction at The Star and is expected to open in 2018.

Texas Scottish Rite, Frisco The Texas Scottish Rite Frisco campus will be a 345,000-square-foot facility.[/caption]

3. Texas Scottish Rite, Frisco

What we reported Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children broke ground on its Frisco facility in October at the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and Dallas Parkway. The 345,000-square-foot facility will offer ambulatory care, day surgeries, pediatric sports medicine and research, as well as orthopedic care.

The latest The Frisco campus has more than tripled its footprint from its original estimated footprint when it was announced in 2014. Some of the space will be shelled in to prepare for adding more services in the future.

What’s next The Frisco campus is expected to open in 2018. The campus sits on about 40 acres of land. The campus will include large, open green space and trails to be used by patients and the community.

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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