Medical City Plano
October 23, 2019

New $107 million hospital provides world-class oncology care, leading-edge therapies

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital at Medical City Plano will open with a celebration from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25.

The new $107 million hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare’s network of hospitals that offer advanced cancer treatment options across North Texas. Together with Sarah Cannon – the cancer institute of HCA Healthcare – patients have access to leading-edge therapies, advanced technology, research, and support across the system.

"This is an important milestone in the larger collaboration between Medical City Healthcare and Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of our parent company HCA Healthcare," says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. "While the name is new to North Texas, the expertise of Sarah Cannon and Medical City Healthcare is established. Working together, we leverage the breadth and depth of our expertise and resources – redefining how cancer care is delivered in the communities we serve."

The facility, located on the existing Medical City Plano campus, has 138,000 square feet of space for 90 patient beds and includes additional operating and recovery rooms. Beyond oncology services, the facility will also be home to a new burn and trauma ICU unit. It will be open for patients beginning October 28.

"We are proud to partner with Medical City Healthcare to advance cancer care in North Texas," said Fred LeMaistre, MD, Senior Vice President of Market Operations & Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers, Sarah Cannon. "Our partnership is built on the strength of locally-trusted care provided by a globally-recognized oncology network with access to leading-edge, life-saving therapies."

The grand opening event on October 25 at 3901 West 15th Street in Plano will include an open house from 4-5:30 p.m. for community members to tour the new Medical City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital. Educational information will be available, along with demonstrations of minimally-invasive robotic technology that can enhance and speed recovery for some surgical oncology patients.

"As a leading provider of cancer care in Collin County, Medical City Plano is proud to open the area's first dedicated cancer hospital," says Carlton Ulmer, CEO of Medical City Plano, "Medical City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital will ensure that patients facing cancer do not have to travel far from home to receive world-class care."

Medical City Plano is also the first North Texas hospital to offer a new system for robot-assisted bronchoscopy, which allows physicians to diagnose and treat hard-to-reach, small peripheral lung tumors with greater precision. The advanced technology offers the opportunity for earlier lung cancer diagnosis, which can save lives.

Medical City Plano Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital is part of a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.8 billion spent or committed over four years across the Medical City Healthcare system. Investments include expansion and improvements to existing hospitals, new services including trauma, oncology, and behavioral healthcare, upgraded technology and the purchase and construction of new facilities.

Note to the media: The VIP portion of the grand opening event, with remarks from Medical City Plano CEO Carlton Ulmer, and Fred LeMaistre, MD, Sarah Cannon Senior Vice President of Market Operations and Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers begins at 3 pm. The ceremony also includes the testimony of a Medical City Plano cancer patient, City of Plano proclamation and a check presentation to the American Cancer Society. The community open house follows from 4 - 5:30 pm.

About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom.

The organization was named in honor of Sarah Cannon, a television and radio entertainer known worldwide for her Grand Ole Opry character "Minnie Pearl." After receiving successful treatment for breast cancer in Nashville, she offered HCA Healthcare use of her name to promote cancer research and patient education with a vision of providing convenient access to early detection, clinical trials and a team approach to cancer care.

Sarah Cannon's cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,100 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Sarah Cannon also offers a helpline, askSARAH, so that people with cancer questions can talk to a specially-trained nurse to receive trusted information. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit and to reach askSARAH by phone or live chat, visit askSARAH.

About Medical City Plano

Medical City Plano is the largest hospital in Collin County. It is full-service, 603 bed, acute-care facility with more than 2,000 employees and 1,400 physicians representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Medical City Plano is Collin County's only Level I Trauma Center with a Burn and Reconstructive Center, a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center, a Level III NICU and Collin County's first Chest Pain Accredited hospital. Magnet designated for nursing excellence, Medical City Plano is part of Medical City Healthcare.

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