Medical City Plano Breaks Ground on a New $107 Million Patient Tower
PLANO, Texas –Medical City Plano will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Northside parking lot by the emergency department to kick off construction on a new patient tower.
The 4-story tower will provide 138,000 square feet of space for 90 patient beds, additional operating and recovery rooms and expanded oncology services. Completion is expected in the fall of 2019.
“Medical City Plano has treated generations from Collin County and beyond, since opening our doors 43 years ago as Plano’s first hospital,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano. “We have a proud history of expanding our services to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Texas. As the most comprehensive hospital in Collin County, it is in our culture to be innovative and anticipate future demand for leading edge treatment designed to cure and to keep our community healthy.”
Much of the hospital expansion project will be pre-constructed offsite, a modern strategy to accelerate progress while minimalizing construction interference to existing operations.
Wednesday’s ceremony will also pay tribute to cancer patients, survivors and those who love and care for them. Ashley Moore, a 31-year old mother of two and former Medical City Plano cancer patient will talk about how successful treatment of her Stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma prompted a life-changing decision. Moore is now a nursing student, working part-time at Medical City Plano while she attends school.
Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar, Medical City Plano CEO Charles Gressle, hospital trustees, Community Advisory Council Members, hospital physicians, staff and community leaders are expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.