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Methodist Health System Breaks Ground on New Richardson Hospital

September 27, 2012

DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today Methodist Health System celebrated its latest expansion in North Texas during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner hospital. The new 125-bed, four-story acute care hospital will be located at the southeast corner of Renner Road and President George Bush Turnpike. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, the technologically advanced facility will offer enhanced health care services to residents in Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Plano, Sachse, Wylie, and surrounding areas.

“Methodist Health System is excited to begin its highly anticipated expansion to our second location in Richardson today,” said Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, president and CEO, Methodist Health System. “Our Campbell Road location has served the Richardson area’s health care needs for more than 40 years. We look forward to expanding our presence and capabilities to serve the medical needs of North Texas with the Bush/Renner expansion.”

Among the new hospital’s features are a women’s pavilion; level III neonatal intensive care unit; labor, delivery, and recovery services; an advanced neurosciences program; outpatient surgical services with a focus on minimally invasive surgery with the robotic da Vinci(®) Surgical System; advanced cardiac care including catheterization procedures and electrophysiology; and comprehensive imaging technologies for enhanced diagnostics and treatment. The new hospital will employ almost 900 professionals, and physicians representing more than 35 specialties are expected to join the medical staff.

Upon completion of the Bush/Renner hospital, plans for the Campbell Road campus include a renovation to maintain emergency/urgent care, primary care, and diagnostic and outpatient services, as well as expanding post-acute care services such as inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care. Other added services will include expansion of the behavioral health unit to include geriatric behavioral health.

“This day marks the beginning of a new chapter for health care in Richardson and its surrounding communities,” said Ken Hutchenrider Jr., FACHE, president, Methodist Richardson Medical Center. “We’re building for the future, and our two Richardson campuses will equip us to be the trusted health care provider for this area.”

Methodist Richardson began as a community-owned hospital in 1966 and currently has two medical campuses, Campbell Road and Bush/Renner. The Methodist Health System partnership, which began in 2009, has accelerated the expansion at the Bush/Renner campus, which is currently home to a medical office building as well as an outpatient hospital and cancer center that opened in October 2008.

“Methodist Health System is one of Richardson’s most important community partners, and the new hospital is about to become the crown jewel of health care in our community,” said Richardson Mayor Bob Townsend. “Since our partnership began, Methodist Health System has recruited and brought new physicians with a wider variety of skills, talents, and abilities to the city, and it has expanded medical services in the community and region. We could not have hoped for a better health provider and partner to locate in the city of Richardson, and we look forward to the expanded level of service and additional 100 jobs this new regional health center will provide.”

The Bush/Renner expansion will be supported by a $9 million capital campaign – the largest in the hospital’s history. The “Your Health. Your Hospital. Building for your future.” campaign will be spearheaded by Methodist Richardson Advisory Board and Capital Campaign Committee Chair Joe Snayd.

“Many have generously supported Methodist Richardson Medical Center, contributing to its success and making the Bush/Renner expansion possible,” said Snayd. “We are grateful for the efforts of both the current and past Methodist Richardson advisory boards and Methodist Richardson Foundation boards. Today we stand at the threshold of a bright future, and with the support of the community, we can strengthen Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner’s standing as the health care provider and hospital for future generations.”

Upon completion of the new hospital, acute care services will be centralized at the Bush/Renner facility, and the Campbell Road facility at 401 W. Campbell Road will continue to offer a full-service emergency department, outpatient diagnostic and laboratory services, behavioral health services, and physician offices. New to the Campbell Road campus will be post-acute care and rehabilitation services.

“Our Methodist Richardson expansion fully reflects future patterns of health care delivery, concentrating specialty acute inpatient and most outpatient services at the Bush/Renner location, while consolidating post-acute care services such as rehabilitation at the Campbell Road campus,” said Dr. Mansfield. “The design supports our goal of transformative medicine while meeting the needs of the health system for many years to come.”

Since 2007, Methodist Health System has experienced unprecedented growth – effectively doubling the size of the 85-year-old health care system in the past five years – and allowing Methodist to maintain and expand a deep commitment to serving the health care needs of people from all walks of life in North Texas. Earlier this month, Methodist Dallas Medical Center broke ground to mark the beginning of construction on the new $108 million Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower.

Note to editor: Renderings available at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org/RichardsonExpansion

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect with them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org/SocialMedia.

About Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Methodist Richardson Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Richardson, Texas, has offered compassionate medical, surgical, and behavioral health services for more than 40 years. In June 2009, the hospital joined Methodist Health System and changed its name from Richardson Regional Medical Center to Methodist Richardson Medical Center. The hospital was the first health care facility to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, patterned after the renowned Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Methodist Richardson Medical Center is one of only a few in the Dallas area to be named a Cycle III Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center, the highest level of accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Other recognitions include Sleep Disorders Center accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Cancer Center accredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation by American Stroke Association. Additional information is available at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org/Richardson.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

SOURCE Methodist Health System

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