Texas Health Resources is developing plans for â€œan integrated health campusâ€ on a 30-acre site at the northwest corner of Crown Point Lane and Interstate 20 in Willow Park.
Plans for the Parker County facility have not yet been approved by the THR System board of directors, but â€œare highly likely to go before the board in the near future,â€ a THR spokesman told the Business Press.
Initially, the facility is expected to look a lot like, Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson, an outpatient facility located on an 8-acre site that also includes a 24-hour emergency department, a fitness center, advanced imaging services, laboratory services and physiciansâ€™ offices. That integrated health campus serves the Burleson, Joshua and Crowley markets.
But, because of the size of the campus, THR Burleson is not likely to grow into a full-service hospital, said Wendell Watson, corporate director of public relations for the THR System.
â€œThirty acres is a good-size site, so we can do more with it, our boardÂ just hasnâ€™t decided exactly what yet,â€ Watson said.
Final plans for the initial facility in Willow Park will likely be presented to the hospital system board for approval in the next couple of months, Watson added.
Speculation is that the site will eventually include a 40-bed in-patient hospital, according to preliminary plans presented at a meeting of the Willow Park City Council and planning and zoning commission members in late November.
â€œWe are still evaluating the best use of that site,â€ Watson said. â€œWe have real estate in a lot of different places in North Texas, and it is premature to say whatâ€™s next on the agendaâ€¦We are very interested in brining medical services to fast-growing communities without close access to health care.â€
The nearest THR hospital to Willow Park is Texas Health Harris Methodist in downtown Fort Worth, followed by Texas Health Harris Southwest, Watson noted.
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