JPS Health Network broke ground on its new Northeast Tarrant County medical home Friday, July 7. The development is set to open next summer in August or September and will replace Bedford’s JPS Northeast Health Center on Brown Trail.
“The first thanks I want to give is to the community in the Northeast that reached out a hand and said, ‘We want JPS.’ It’s an honor to be wanted and it’s an honor to be here to provide care to people in need,” said Robert Earley, JPS president and CEO.
After the opening of Arlington’s JPS Medical Home Southeast Tarrant in 2015, Euless’ JPS Medical Home Northeast Tarrant will be the second JPS regional medical home. The architect and contractor on the project are Corgan and Key Construction, respectively.
Former Euless city manager Gary McKamie spoke on why Euless wanted JPS as its community clinic.
“Leadership and wisdom, particularly in the last 20 years or so, is what made John Peter Smith what it is,” he said. “So, as a city, when we came to look for a community clinic, that we needed badly out here particularly to serve our underprivileged population, there was no greater group to turn to than JPS.”
Taxpayer supported, the construction contract for the new clinic is worth $8.5 million, but once all the equipment is in and everything is up and going the total cost is expected to be just over $15 million. The 35,000 square-foot Euless medical home will be located at 3200 W. Euless Blvd. and aims to provide one-stop primary and specialty care to residents in the Hurst, Euless and Bedford areas.
Earley called the open ground where the clinic will be built a manifestation of and symbolic reference to the care that will be administered to patients in the area.