Medical City McKinney has a new patient tower located on the east side of the hospital. (Courtesy of Medical City McKinney)
Medical City McKinney has completed construction of a new $ 64 million patient tower and expansion of its emergency room.
The hospital announced Dec. 13 that the additional patient care areas will allow the hospital to continue serving the growing McKinney area.
The third floor of the patient tower is reserved for orthopedic, surgical and trauma patients and has 24 private patient rooms, according to a press release. The tower also includes an orthopedic gymnasium and a family lounge.
Along with the patient tower, the hospital has the capacity to continue to expand up to five floors, and the first and second floors of the tower are slated for future growth for the hospital clinic and others. projects, according to the press release.
The expanded emergency room nearly doubled the size of the old emergency department, the statement said. Medical City McKinney is a Level III trauma center, which manages major and serious injuries. The expansion includes nine additional emergency treatment rooms, three trauma rooms, a new CT scanner and an imaging room. The expanded ambulance bay will allow additional capacity for emergency medical services and trauma services, the statement said.
“We are proud to continue to invest in our community with these additional life-saving emergency services and advanced inpatient treatment areas,” CEO Ernest C. Lynch, III said in a statement. “This expansion is yet another reason Medical City McKinney is the premier destination for healthcare excellence in the greater McKinney area.”
These two projects are part of Medical City Healthcare’s significant capital investment initiative of more than $ 1.4 billion to be spent or committed over five years. These projects include building expansions, facility upgrades and improved technology, the statement said.