RICHARDSON — Richardson Methodist Medical Center on Wednesday broke ground on a $46 million project to expand its busy emergency department.
The project will help the hospital care for more than 55,000 patients each year – up 12% from last year – and first responders were well represented at the groundbreaking along with police and chiefs of city firefighters, as well as Mayor Paul Voelker, all in attendance.
“Methodist is so proud and values our relationship with the town of Richardson and surrounding communities,” said general manager James C. Scoggin, Jr. “You have embraced us and we are thrilled to continue growing with you.”
The project will add approximately 25,000 square feet of space to treat trauma patients and 18 new suites to the existing emergency department. It will also include 80,000 square feet to accommodate the hospital’s new pharmacy, as well as laboratory services.
“This part of Collin County is booming, and this expansion will allow Methodist Richardson to stay ahead of the growth curve,” said Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, FACHE, President and CEO. operating, Methodist Health System.
Construction is expected to begin this fall with an expected completion date of 2024. It’s the third major expansion since the 312-bed acute care hospital opened in 2014.
“Over 50 percent of our admissions go through our emergency department, so it’s basically the front door to our hospital,” Methodist Richardson President Ken Hutchenrider told FACHE. “We are expanding to allow our ED to more effectively serve our growing region.”
Methodist Richardson offers personalized health care services for every stage of life and every condition, from a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to highly specialized cancer treatment and everything in between. It’s advanced care close to home — care you can trust.
80,000 square feet of space for the new laboratory and pharmacy
25,000 square feet of remodeled space for additional ED beds
Additional trauma treatment areas