The weather didn’t stop Medical City Frisco from celebrating its groundbreaking for the new Medical Office Building and Ambulatory Surgery Center on Wednesday.
The $37 million facility is slated is open its doors in spring 2020 and will include 53 patient rooms and one biplane cath lab. The building will also house a $12 million surgery center with 11 operating rooms. Medical City Frisco is located near Toyota Stadium off the Dallas North Tollway and Frisco Square Boulevard.
Medical City Frisco CEO Charles Gressle said the groundbreaking for the office extension parallels the growth of the city of Frisco, as well as the surrounding communities in North Texas and Medical City Frisco itself. When Medical City Frisco first opened its doors in April 2016, beds were usually available. Nowadays, he said, they’re usually completely full. Show Full Story
“We have a culture of innovation and are looking toward our future and anticipating future growth, and that’s what this investment is about,” Gressle said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “In two-and-a-half years, we’ve done a good job of exceeding the expectations of our patients and providing quality outcomes as our demand continues to increase.”
The five-story, 150,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest medical office projects in the country, Gressle said. The specific specialists to be housed in the building have not yet been finalized, as contracts are still in progress, said Emily Harris, executive director of public relations.
The building will also feature a $4 million skywalk connector linking it to the main campus.
“We’re investing in a $4 million connector so we can stay out of the weather,” Gressle said. “It’s much safer, and we get to avoid the weather.”
In attendance were board members, the advisory council and medical directors from both the Frisco and Plano campuses, as well as staff members.