Children's Health to construct new 7-story hospital tower in Plano

Children's Health on Jan. 23 announced it plans to construct a new, seven-story hospital tower by 2023, nearly doubling its facilities in Plano. (Rendering courtesy Children's Health)
Children's Health on Jan. 23 announced it plans to construct a new, seven-story hospital tower by 2023, nearly doubling its facilities in Plano. (Rendering courtesy Children's Health)

Children's Health on Jan. 23 announced it plans to construct a new, seven-story hospital tower by 2023, nearly doubling its facilities in Plano. (Rendering courtesy Children's Health)

Children’s Medical Center Plano will nearly double in size as the hospital system embarks on a three-year expansion project.

The Children’s Health system announced Jan. 23 it plans to construct a seven-story, 300,000-square-foot hospital tower at its Plano campus by 2023.

The new facility will more than triple the total number of hospital beds at the Plano campus from 72 to 240.

“This expansion allows us to not only serve our growing community, but also their growing medical needs closer to home, as we strengthen and invest in our world-class, critical and tertiary care programs in Plano,” Vanessa Walls, executive vice president of the Children’s Health northern market, said in a news release.

Several specialties will operate from the new tower, including the hospital’s oncology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and gastroenterology programs.


As part of the expansion, the Plano children’s hospital will also increase its provision of related medical offerings, such as laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services. The project includes an emergency room expansion and relocation, as well as a new parking structure.

“Children’s Medical Center Plano was built to be a dedicated pediatric hospital for families in this region,” Walls said in the statement. “As we expand this hospital and our network in the area, we continue our promise to care for children, close to home, today, tomorrow and for many generations to come.”
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By Daniel Houston

Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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