The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano has launched a $100 million expansion that will add a new tower to the 116-bed hospital, bringing another 56 beds, a 200-seat auditorium, and a revamped space for research.
The tower will bring another 150,000 square feet to the existing hospital and should wrap up by May 2018. The lobby and common areas will expand, as will the cardiac rehab center, the second-floor surgical suite, the research area, the physician lounge, the surgery unit, and the outpatient-nursing unit. Construction has begun, beginning with the demolition of the parking garage.
The hospital recently scored another three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in all three of its judgment categories (isolated coronary artery bypass grafting, isolated aortic valve replacement, and aortic valve replacement plus coronary artery bypass grafting), which puts it in the top 1 percent of all programs in the country. It recently hired on Dr. Bruce Lytle, who helped the Cleveland Clinic build the best cardiac center in the country as judged by U.S. News and World Report, and has expressed interest in expanding its research capabilities.
Dallas-based healthcare architecture firm The Ascension Group is leading the expansion.