Texas Health opens orthopedic hospital in former Forest Park facility

Texas Health Hospital Clearfork 

Texas Health Resources began treating patients and performing joint replacement surgeries Sept. 27 at its new Texas Health Hospital Clearfork in the growing southwest sector of Fort Worth.

Texas Health Hospital Clearfork, located at 5400 Clearfork Main St., will operate as the premier destination for joint replacement procedures, including surgery, inpatient care and rehabilitation. The 150,000-square-foot hospital features 54 beds, 12 operating rooms and a medical office building and parking garage. The hospital serves as a licensed department of Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which is located less than five miles away.

Texas Health purchased the former high-end hospital in May from bankrupt physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center. The Arlington-based health giant paid $116.5 million for the facility and another $4.5 million to the operating company for the releases necessary to take full control of the facility and begin operations. Texas Health also bought all equipment at the Forest Park location.

The new facility further expands Texas Health’s network of 27 acute-care and short-stay hospitals and outpatient centers, which serve more than seven million residents in 16 counties around Dallas-Fort Worth.

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“Texas Health Clearfork will provide a much needed service to the people of Tarrant County and surrounding areas,” said Barclay E. Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Its opening advances the level of care we can provide, and it fits with our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

Physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Clearfork include orthopedic surgeons with Texas Hip and Knee Center, which specializes in partial and total joint replacement, adult reconstructive surgery, robotic-arm assisted surgery and arthroscopic treatment of knee disorders and injuries. The group, based at Texas Health Southwest, has opened a clinic space at Texas Health Clearfork and will perform surgeries at the new hospital location. The group also will maintain its offices, and continue caring for patients, at Texas Health Southwest.

The upscale Forest Park Medical Center concept was designed to attract well-heeled private insurance patients with its tony resort-style décor and private rooms. Texas Health Hospital Clearfork features amenities such as a rooftop courtyard, large patient suites, valet parking, room service and views of the Trinity Trails.

Texas Health initially offered $112 million for Forest Park’s Fort Worth facility, but found itself competing with Methodist Health Systems of Dallas. Methodist, which has a hospital in Mansfield, eventually bought the Forest Park Medical Center in Southlake.

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