Submitted by Claire Bloxom, Medical Center of Plano
The Medical Center of Plano broke ground last Thursday, June 13, on a new state-of-the-art satellite Emergency Room (ER), located at the southeast corner of Coit Road and State Highway 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway in Plano, Texas.
Scheduled to open in January 2014, the new 10,500 square-foot facility will offer comprehensive emergency care in a location that is especially convenient for residents in parts of north Plano, Frisco, and McKinney.
“We’re excited to bring this new, full-service, state-of-the-art ER to this location for families with young children and adults of all ages who need quick and convenient care for minor or more serious injuries and sudden illnesses,” said Troy Villarreal, FACHE chief executive officer of The Medical Center of Plano.
The ER will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round, and will be staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and registered nurses. It will include 12 private patient rooms. With a focus on children, staff will have specialized training in pediatrics including a child life specialist.. Two rooms will be themed for pediatric patients and an alliance with Medical City Children’s Hospital will support the services extended to young patients.
Backed by the technological resources and medical and surgical specialists of the Level II Trauma Center on The Medical Center of Plano’s main campus just seven miles to the south, the ER will deliver a level of care equivalent to that provided in a traditional hospital-based emergency room.
Architectural plans and specifications have been designed by Read King Medical Development, a Houston-based real estate firm. Batten and Shaw, Inc., a Nashville construction management firm specializing in healthcare and commercial construction, will serve as the project’s contractor.