The expansion is the latest step in making the Southlake hospital a full-service facility, after it was added to the Methodist Health System in June. The additional square footage will quadruple the size of the current ER, provide a larger waiting area and enhance diagnostic capabilities, according to a press release.
”Methodist Southlake is our newest and 11th hospital here in North Texas,” Chief Executive Officer Jim Scoggin said in the release. “This project is one of several key investments that Methodist Health System is making in Southlake this year as we work to be families’ trusted choice for health and wellness."
The expansion is expected to be fully open by next summer, according to the release. The current ER will remain open to patients in the meantime.
During the ceremony, it was also announced that Benson Chacko will take over as Methodist Southlake's new president in mid-November.