HCA’s Medical Center of Plano to Break Ground on $66 Million Expansion

Rendering of the renovated Medical Center of Plano

The Medical Center of Plano will break ground on a $66 million expansion and renovation in May 2013.  The upgrade is slated for completion in late 2014.

The hospital, at 3901 West 15th Street in Plano, is part of HCA North Texas, one of the region’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers.

The Plano expansion is the second major project announced by HCA in the past week. The company also is building a new $71 million full-service hospital in the Alliance area north of Fort Worth.

Renovations to The Medical Center of Plano will allow what’s now a 427-bed acute-care center to support a growing number of patients from North Texas and southern Oklahoma.

“Increasingly, we’re caring for people who’ve traveled a considerable distance from home,” said Troy A. Villarreal, the hospital’s CEO, in a statement. “With this renovation, we’ll be able to offer these patients and other guests a physical environment that reflects the sophistication of the services we deliver, as well as provide more beds to accommodate our growing patient population.”

Architectural services are being provided by Perkins+Will’s Dallas office. According to a press release, the project will include:

• Construction of two additional floors, totaling more than 56,000 square feet at the north end of the main hospital, directly above the Emergency Department.

• The addition of 68 beds dedicated to critical and progressive-care patients in the hospital’s neurosciences unit.

• Renovation of existing public areas, including the south lobby and the hospital’s cafeteria.

• Relocation of the patient registration area to the 15th Street entrance.

• Updates to the hospital’s exterior, including construction of new covered entranceways at all points of public access.

• Relocation and renovation to administrative offices; and

• New patient diagnostic technology with the addition of a 3T MRI and new EP Cath Lab.

A cafeteria expansion will include both interior and patio dining. The patient registration area will be relocated to the southern entrance.

“Overall, we’ll be bringing a modern look to the hospital, and enhancing the level of comfort and convenience for our guests,” Villarreal said.

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