More than 300 Methodist Health System officials and Midlothian community leaders officially broke ground Friday on Methodist’s Midlothian Medical Center Campus. A $175-million hospital facility will be the center piece of the campus and include a 44-bed acute care hospital with the capacity to expand to 80 beds and a 45,000 square foot medical office building west of U.S. Highway 287 near the Midlothian ISD multi-purpose stadium. Methodist Midlothian is scheduled to open in 2020.
“We are proud to celebrate 90 years of providing healthcare to the people of North Texas. And as an extension of our rich history, Methodist Midlothian is the realization of part of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan developed by the Board,” said Julie Yarbrough, chair of the Methodist Health System board of directors. “We are honored that community members have entrusted us with the well-being of their families, friends, and neighbors. We look forward to collaborating in the healthcare stewardship of the Midlothian community.”
“This is a day we have waited for, a day when we will now have a full-service, acute care medical facility in our growing city,” said Midlothian Mayor Bill Houston. “We have a long working relationship with Methodist and are so proud to have the system expand its presence, talents and expertise into our community.”
“Many people came together to make this hospital a reality,” said Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, of Methodist. “The city and the Midlothian Economic Development Corporation were both key catalysts in bringing Methodist into the community. We appreciate the residents of Midlothian and want them to know how much we value them and look forward to meeting their needs.”
Approximately 675,000 person hours will be required to develop the site and construct the five-story hospital and three-story medical office building. The medical center will employ approximately 300 healthcare professionals and support staff members at the end of the first full-year of operation.
Methodist has engaged Corgan as the project architect and DPR Construction as the general contractor.