Staff Writer-Â Dallas Business JournalCenter in north Fort Worth.
The new hospital will join HCA's free-standing emergency room that opened on the same 73-acre site in late 2011.
The initial four-story, 142,000-square-foot hospital will be expandable to six floors with space to the north of the hospital for further growth, saidÂ James ScrogginÂ Jr., president of HCA North Texas, an affiliate of Nashville-based hospital service providerHCA Inc., which has 163 hospitals nationwide.
HCA North Texas plans to break ground on the hospital in the summer. It is projected to open December 2014.
The new hospital illustrates HCA's commitment to Alliance Town Center and fulfills a goal for first-class medical facilities to Hillwood's master plan of the development, saidÂ Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties, the developer of Alliance Town Center.