Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, which opened in 2004 as the city’s first hospital, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion on September 9th.
The 5,300 square foot addition will be connected to the existing 46,300 square foot hospital, and will include six observation beds and the conversion of an underutilized procedure room into an inpatient bed. Construction is underway and anticipated completion is during the first quarter of 2016.
Citing the need to meet demand for healthcare services from Southlake and surrounding communities, hospital President Traci Bernard, RN, says the expansion will not only create much needed space, but create better efficiencies and an improved patient, physician and employee experience.
“This project is much needed due to the growing need for the highest quality of healthcare in our community, and has been thoughtfully designed to complement our existing facility. We are very excited that our hospital will be able to provide even more healthcare services for our patients,” stated Bernard.
The groundbreaking ceremony included comments from Bernard, along with Southlake Mayor Laura Hill; Dr. David Rothbart, chairman of the board for Texas Health Southlake; and Dr. Elizabeth Ransom, executive vice president and north zone clinical leader for Texas Health Resources.
( Shown left to right: Southlake Mayor Laura Hill; THS Chief Nursing Officer Debra Ennis; Texas State Senator Konni Burton; Texas State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione; Texas Health Resource Senior Vice President Krystal Mims; THS President Traci Bernard; Texas Health Resource Executive Vice President Dr. Elizabeth Ransom; THS Chairman of the Board Dr. David Rothbart; THS Chief of Staff Dr. David Taunton.)