Project increases emergency department, patient capacity

Medical City McKinney will expand its emergency department and build a patient tower later this year. The $55 million expansion project coincides with the $52 million behavioral health and rehabilitation pavilion project currently underway.

“We are excited to grow with our community, providing leading edge care in a comfortable and healing environment,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “This expansion will enable us to provide additional lifesaving emergency services and inpatient treatment, furthering our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

The new expansion project includes:

  • Two-story tower with infrastructure for future expansion
  • 11 private emergency treatment rooms, including two new trauma rooms
  • 36 private, inpatient medical/surgical patient rooms
  • Expanded imaging services

“This addition will give us a total of 32 patient treatment rooms in the emergency department and provide the infrastructure for future expansion of three additional floors onto the new tower,” said Lynch.

The behavioral health and inpatient rehabilitation pavilion is scheduled to open spring 2020. The pavilion will include 20 inpatient rehabilitation rooms, 80 adult and geriatric behavioral health patient rooms, and it will relocate services currently provided on the Wysong campus to the main campus.

These major construction projects are part of a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.7 billion spent or committed over five years by Medical City Healthcare, parent company of Medical City McKinney. Investments include expansions and improvements to existing hospitals, upgraded technology and new services.

Construction on the new Medical City McKinney project will begin early 2020.

Medical City McKinney is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a neonatal intensive care unit and psychiatric services. Medical City McKinney is a primary stroke center, a stroke rehabilitation center and an accredited chest pain center. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney’s off-campus emergency room. Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare. For more information: www.medicalcitymckinney.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.