Medical City McKinney plans to begin a $55 million expansion project early next year.

The project, announced March 7, will include the construction of a two-story patient tower and an expansion of the hospital's emergency department.

The expansion will include 11 new private emergency treatment rooms, including two trauma rooms, and another 36 private inpatient or surgical patient rooms, according to a news statement from the hospital. Imaging services are also set to be expanded.

“This expansion will enable us to provide additional lifesaving emergency services and inpatient treatment, furthering our commitment to the care and improvement of human life,” MCM CEO Ernest Lynch said in the statement.

The new tower is planned to provide infrastructure for three additional floors to later be added in a future expansion.

Construction on this project is expected to begin early 2020.

This project will coincide with the construction of a $52 million behavioral health and rehabilitation pavilion that broke ground last summer.

The pavilion will include 20 inpatient treatment rooms; 80 adult and geriatric behavioral health rooms; and the relocation of services from the Wysong Campus, located at 130 S. Central Expressway, to the main campus, located at 4500 Medical Center Drive.

The new pavilion is set to open spring 2020.

These projects are part of $1.7 billion capital investment initiative from Medical City Healthcare, MCM’s parent company, according to the statement. These investments include improvements and expansions to existing hospitals as well as upgraded technology and additional services.