December 14, 2021
McKinney – Santa stopped by to help Medical City McKinney open its $64 million patient tower and ER expansion today, December 13. The additional patient care areas will allow the hospital to meet the needs of the growing community.
The third floor of the patient tower is dedicated to orthopedics, surgery and trauma patients and has 24 private patient rooms. This new unit also includes an orthopedic gym and a relaxing family lounge. Medical City McKinney is accredited in total hip replacement, total knee replacement and hip fracture care from The Joint Commission.
The patient tower has the infrastructure for future vertical expansion up to five stories, and the first and second floor are planned for future ancillary and clinical growth.
The ER expansion almost doubles the size of the previous emergency department. Medical City McKinney is currently a Level III Trauma center, specializing in managing major and severe injuries. The ER expansion includes:
- 9 additional emergency treatment rooms
- 3 trauma rooms
- New CT scanner
- Imaging room
An expanded ambulance bay will enable additional capacity for EMS and trauma services.
“We are proud to continue to invest in our community with these additional lifesaving emergency services and leading-edge inpatient treatment areas,” says Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO at Medical City McKinney. “This expansion is another reason Medical City McKinney is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in the greater McKinney area.”
According to U.S. census population estimates, McKinney was the fourth fastest-growing big city nationally between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2019.
The patient tower and emergency room expansions are part of Medical City Healthcare’s major capital investment initiative of more than $1.4 billion spent or committed over five years. Projects include building expansions, facility enhancements and leading-edge technology.