McKinney hospitals aim to expand campuses, services




Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney is in the midst of renovations. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney is in the midst of renovations. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney is in the midst of renovations. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney)

McKinney hospitals plan to build on facilities and the services they offer this year. Upgrades include technology enhancements, building construction and various service adjustments.

Below is a roundup of the many projects planned at local hospitals.

Methodist McKinney Hospital

Methodist McKinney Hospital is slated for an array of technological advancements, according to Nicole Adame, physician and community relations manager.

These include MRI upgrades, which will feature advanced motion correction technology, decreased scan time and drastic reduction in sound, Adame said, adding that these adjustments will lead to an “overall better experience for the patient and clear, accurate results for the physicians.”


Methodist McKinney Hospital has also implemented a focus on robotic surgery, according to Adame.

Three robots—Mako, Rosa and DaVinci—are utilized in different roles. Mako and Rosa are used for orthopedic procedures, and the Davinci is used for general surgery, gynecology and urology, Adame said.

“Robotic surgery is not only minimally invasive but has also shown to have a significant impact on patient recovery,” Adame said.

Medical City McKinney

Medical City McKinney currently has a new three-story patient tower and ER expansion project under construction, said hospital spokeswoman Sally Huggins.

The $55 million expansion project will add 11 private emergency treatment rooms, including three new trauma rooms, and 24 private, inpatient medical/surgical patient rooms, Huggins said.

Construction is expected to be complete in January 2022.

The new expansion follows the hospital’s unveiling last September of a $52 million, 80-bed adult and geriatric behavioral health unit and a 20-bed inpatient physical rehabilitation unit.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney

The fourth floor of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney is in the midst of a construction update, according to hospital spokesman Matthew Olivolo.

Construction began in November 2020, according to Olivolo, and should be completed by the end of 2021.

A total of 48 patient beds will be added, alongside a five-bed dialysis unit with four semi-private one private. An additional staff elevator and bathroom flooring designed to help reduce falls also comprise this project.

Guests can expect the renovation to feature an all new design, new color scheme, no rotunda and one general family waiting area to reduce noise and improve patient experience, according to Olivolo.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.