Tarrant County Commissioners Issue Bond Proposal To Fund More Than $1.2 Billion In JPS Upgrades

It’ll be up to Tarrant County voters to decide whether the JPS Health Network gets a host of facilities improvements including a new behavioral health hospital, new main hospital tower to include a level one trauma center, a new cancer center, four new regional health centers, and a new ambulatory surgical center.

The total cost could be more than $1.2 billion, and the Tarrant County Commissioners are asking citizens to approve the issuance of a $800 million bond for the projects. The county says it can get them done without raising taxes. The bonds would be issued in several series over the next several years.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is your spot for more details on the proposal, plus some good background:

Earlier in 2018, the county got a report from a Citizens Blue Ribbon Committee, which identified health needs for the county.

Recommendations included spending $830 million for an improved main tower that includes 676 beds and an urgent care area. The report also urged spending an estimated $204 million for a psychiatric care facility that included 298 beds.

That story here.