Medical City McKinney unveils new $64M patient tower, ER expansion

Medical City McKinney has a new patient tower located on the east side of the hospital. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)
Medical City McKinney has a new patient tower located on the east side of the hospital. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)

Medical City McKinney has a new patient tower located on the east side of the hospital. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)

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Santa stopped by Medical City McKinney on Dec. 13 to cut the ribbon on the hospital's new patient tower. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)
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Santa stopped by Medical City McKinney on Dec. 13 to cut the ribbon on the hospital's expanded emergency room. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)

Medical City McKinney has wrapped up construction on a new $64 million patient tower and expansions to its emergency room.

The hospital announced Dec. 13 that the additional patient care areas will allow the hospital to continue serving the growing McKinney area.

The third floor of the patient tower is set aside for orthopedics, surgery and trauma patients and has 24 private patient rooms, according to a news release. The tower also includes an orthopedic gym and a family lounge.

With the patient tower, the hospital has the ability to continue expanding up to five stories, and the first and second floors of the tower are planned for future growth for the hospital’s clinic and other projects, according to the news release.

The expanded emergency room almost doubled the size of the previous emergency department, the release stated. Medical City McKinney is a Level III trauma center, managing major and severe injuries. The expansion includes nine additional emergency treatment rooms, three trauma rooms, a new CT scanner and an imaging room. The expanded ambulance bay will enable additional capacity for emergency medical services and trauma services, the release stated.



“We are proud to continue to invest in our community with these additional life-saving emergency services and leading-edge inpatient treatment areas,” CEO Ernest C. Lynch, III said in a statement. “This expansion is another reason Medical City McKinney is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in the greater McKinney area.”

These two projects are part of Medical City Healthcare’s major capital investment initiative of more than $1.4 billion to be spent or committed over five years. These projects include building expansions, facility improvements and enhanced technology, the release stated.

Medical City McKinney is located at 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney. More information about the hospital is available by calling 972-547-8000 or by visiting www.medicalcityhealthcare.com.

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.