Methodist Richardson Medical Center celebrates grand opening of two-story expansion

Methodist Richardson Hosptial opening
A ribbon cutting was held to officially open the two new floors of the medical center.

A ribbon cutting was held to officially open the two new floors of the medical center.

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Pam Stoyanoff, president and chief operating officer of Methodist Health Systems, said the hospital is at least five years ahead of expansion plans. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The expansion added 50 new patient rooms. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Jim Scoggin, CEO of Methodist Health Systems, said he observed a special culture at the center. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The expansion includes new nurses stations, operating rooms and 50 new beds. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Guests at the grand opening had the opportunity to tour the two new floors. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Methodist Richardson Medical Center President Ken Hutchenrider said though the expansion was not easy, it was made easier by his team. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Methodist Richardson Medical Center held a grand opening for its $85 million vertical expansion Dec. 18. The project added two floors to the building and 150 patient rooms as well as additional pre-operation rooms and a seven-story parking garage.

Crews broke ground in January 2018 and completed the project Dec. 18, according to Methodist Richardson Medical Center President Ken Hutchenrider. The 22-month project was completed 75 days ahead of schedule and 10% under budget, Hutchenrider said at the event. He credited his staff, architects with Perkins and Will, and the Skiles Group construction team for the early completion.

“I want to tell you that it was easy—it wasn’t,” he said.

Hutchenrider said that leaders of area congregations were invited to the hospital earlier in the day to bless the new floors. The blessing demonstrates that Methodist is a “healthcare provider for everyone,” Hutchenrider said.

A growing regional population accelerated Methodist Richardson's expansion plans by five years, according to Pam Stoyanoff, president and chief operating officer of Methodist Health Systems. Data provided by Methodist Richardson in May showed that in 2016, 1.1 million people lived within the hospital’s service area. By 2021, that number is projected to increase by 7%.


CEO of Methodist Health Systems Jim Scoggin said he observed a special culture at the center as well as a commitment to its mission.

“The aesthetics of the campus are only surpassed by the wonderful work that goes on within its four walls,” Scoggin said at the grand opening.
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By Makenzie Plusnick

Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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