UTSW’s community-based care initiative grows
UT Southwestern’s expansion into areas beyond the core Dallas campus continued this past year with a groundbreaking held in August for the Medical Center’s sixth planned clinic, in Frisco.
In a partnership with Texas Health Resources (THR), the overall $270 million construction project will bring an acute care hospital of THR and multispecialty clinic complex to Frisco, a rapidly growing part of Collin County. Clinical services will commence by the end of 2019.
The 120,000-square-foot UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco multispecialty clinic (illustration above) will include 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 services will include physical medicine, rehabilitation, and therapy.
At several of UT Southwestern’s existing community-based satellite locations, program adjustments took place in 2017 to better serve patients’ needs. The UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas was transformed into a multispecialty center complete with imaging and lab services; UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities added internal medicine; and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano added new providers for multiple specialties.
Two new satellite locations opened last year: The UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth and UT Southwestern Family Medicine at Texas Health Dallas.