Baylor Grapevine Breaks Ground
Nov 17, 2011 08:59AM
● By Mike
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine marked the start of a new era in patient care on November 9 with a groundbreaking and blessing for its $100.5 million patient tower and expansion. More than 150 people attended the event to celebrate the hospital’s legacy of care plus commemorate Baylor Grapevine’s 30th year anniversary within Baylor Health Care System.
In June, the growing regional hospital announced plans to add 48 patient beds (with space for 60 additional beds), nine emergency department rooms and four additional operating suites. It will also enhance specialty areas such as cardiovascular services, women services and the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The new tower will add more than 165,000 square feet to the nearly 400,00 existing square footage of the hospital and increase the number of licensed patient beds to 324—making it the third largest hospital in Baylor Health Care System. The tower is expected to open in Summer 2013.
“When Baylor Grapevine joined the System 30 years ago we could not have predicted the scope of impact it would make in this community and region,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System. “More than two million patients have relied on and trusted this hospital to provide safe, quality, compassionate care. What a testament to the work of this outstanding organization.”
In Northeast Tarrant County, there has been an increase in population and health care needs—a trend that is projected to continue.
“The new patient tower and expansion will allow us to ensure we have the capacity of continue providing the most advanced care in the region,” said Doug Lawson, president of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. “This project is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of employees, physicians, board members and our supportive community partners—working in concert to provide safe, quality, compassionate care.”
Baylor Grapevine experienced significant growth over the last year. It opened new Breast and Spine Centers as well as added a host of specialists to its growing medical staff. The hospital also added two operating rooms to its existing eight and renovated the outpatient waiting room and pre-operative area.
“Over the years, we have seen this hospital continue to expand its services and technology with one goal in mind---to better serve the growing needs of the community,” said Ron Carter, past chairman of the board of trustees at Baylor Grapevine and board trustee at Baylor Health Care System.
“During the last year alone, the hospital sponsored and participated in more than 200 community events – focused on enriching the lives of the people who live and work in our region,” said George McCleskey, chairman of the board of trustees at Baylor Grapevine and member of the operating board at Baylor Health Care System. “This is truly an organization that cares about people and their health.”
For periodic updates on the construction phases of the patient tower, please visit BaylorHealth.com/GrapevineTower. For information about services offered at Baylor Grapevine, please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit BaylorHealth.com/Grapevine.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Focused on being the best place to give and receive quality, safe and compassionate care, Baylor Grapevine works to lead the transformation of health care. The 276-bed hospital offers advanced medical services for cardiovascular services, women’s services, oncology, neurology, spine care, orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, neonatal intensive care, intensive and emergency care.