Methodist Dallas To Get A New Unit For the Terminally Ill

A $2.8 million renovation is underway at Methodist Dallas Medical Center to give the hospital a new inpatient hospice unit.

VITAS Healthcare will take up operations of the facility, which will go on the fifth floor of Methodist Dallas’ Schenkel Tower and is expected to serve 800 patients a year. It’ll have 16 private patient rooms.

Miami-based VITAS operates 44 hospice locations in 14 states and Washington D.C. In Dallas-Fort Worth, it has locations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrolton and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Construction is expected to be completed early next year.