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UTSW, Texas Health celebrate Frisco health campus milestone

$270 million hospital, medical office complex to open in 2019

Frisco building
Construction is underway at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco medical office building.

UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources joined with Frisco city leaders recently to mark a milestone in the construction of Texas Health Hospital Frisco with a “topping out” event. The acute care hospital and multispecialty clinic complex is scheduled to open by the end of next year.

“As with all our work with Texas Health, this project draws upon the strengths that each partner brings to the table. Our faculty physicians, together with Texas Health’s community physician colleagues, will serve the needs of the Frisco community through a coordinated network, ranging from primary care to the most specialized expertise,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern. “In addition, patients will have the opportunity to go beyond even state-of-the-art treatments through access to participation in innovative clinical trials.”

The $270 million project is the latest collaboration between UT Southwestern and Texas Health, which have a rich legacy of blending their strengths as the region’s top two health care systems and largest physician network.

The 325,000-square-foot campus at Texas Health Hospital Frisco will include an 80-bed acute care hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services, and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The medical staff will be an open model, comprising local independent physicians, UT Southwestern faculty, and Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) providers.

The 120,000-square-foot UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco medical office building, as part of the health campus, will house a multispecialty clinic that includes an extension of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, providing neurology, spine surgery, and a state-of-the-art concussion rehabilitation facility. The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer programs in breast and colon cancer screening and treatment. Pediatric specialty services will include ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, and dermatology. Other clinical services will be in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and therapy, with an emphasis on restoration of function and enhancement of performance for neurologic, orthopedic, and other conditions. The medical office building will have space for UT Southwestern physicians, THPG providers, and independent physicians.

 “This facility brings to Collin County some of the best that UT Southwestern Medical Center has to offer and expands the presence and opportunities available through the clinically integrated network UT Southwestern and Texas Health formed in 2016, Southwestern Health Resources,” Dr. Podolsky said.

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