The Medical Center of Plano is discontinuing inpatient pediatric services under a new cooperative agreement with Medical City Children’s Hospital.
Medical City Children’s is a full-service children’s hospital established in 1996 within the 750,000 square-foot Medical City Dallas complex near U.S. 75/North Central Expressway and Forest Lane. Both The Medical Center of Plano and Medical City Children’s are owned and operated by HCA, Inc., the world’s largest hospital company with more than 260 separate facilities in the United States and Great Britain.
Relocation of inpatient care for children and adolescents from birth to age 18 is planned to take effect November 1. From that date forward, children treated in The Medical Center of Plano’s emergency department will have the option of being transported to nearby Medical City Children’s when hospital admission is required.
Medical City Children’s offers a full range of services, including comprehensive general pediatrics and more than 50 pediatric subspecialty practices.
Among its nationally and internationally recognized programs are those devoted to:
– Craniofacial surgery;
-Cardiology and heart surgery;
-Hematology and oncology;
-Orthopedics and scoliosis.
“This decision was based on several factors, not least among them the excellent reputation of Medical City Children’s Hospital,” said Troy A. Villarreal, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of The Medical Center of Plano.
“There is also a compelling need,” he added, “for additional capacity within our own walls to accommodate the growth of the adult patient population – growth that has been spurred by increasing demand for our trauma and neurosciences services.”
Villarreal noted that The Medical Center of Plano has been providing outstanding inpatient pediatric care since it first opened its doors in 1975.
“We have every confidence that, through our partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital, this wonderful legacy is being handed on in a way that both honors the past and provides for the future,” he said.