Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is planning a new $128 million specialty care center in Denton to serve mothers, families and infants.
The hospital system said the new 160,000-square-foot building will add a labor and delivery center with 12 rooms as well as 30 postpartum and antepartum beds and two surgical suites for C-sections. The project will also bump the number of emergency department beds up to 38 from the existing 28.
The facility is expected to open by mid-2022, the company said. Denton is a rapidly growing community where the population went from about 84,000 in 2000 to more than 136,000 in 2017. Its surrounding county has about 836,000 residents.
“The design of this space and the experience we want to provide to the community will have direct input from our consumers and our dedicated care team so that the experience our patients feel when they are going through their care journey exceeds their expectations,” Texas Health Senior Vice President Kathi Cox said in a statement.
Texas Health is a primary provider of childbirth and neonatal care in Denton. It also opened a new neonatal intensive care unit in February.
With the hospital expecting baby deliveries in the Denton area to increase by 40% over the next decade, it says the new building is intended to help meet increased demand.
Arlington-based Texas Health Resources has been on a building spree of sorts to serve growth areas in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company has a $300 million expansion to its downtown Fort Worth hospital in the works, as well as a $150 million health care facility in Mansfield and another $74.2 million expansion in Fort Worth.
Texas Health is one of the largest provider groups in North Texas. It has more than 350 community access points, and over 1.7 million patients visit its physician offices annually.