Oct 19, 2016 / General News
Scottish Rite Hospital Breaks Ground on New North Campus
Groundbreaking celebration draws a crowd of 250, plans for new facility are unveiled
The groundbreaking celebration for the North Campus of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children was an invitation-only event that drew a crowd of more than 250 friends, trustees, patients and their families, Frisco representatives and hospital staff. Visitors walked through a visual timeline of Scottish Rite Hospital’s 95-year history before arriving at the groundbreaking ceremony in Frisco, Texas.
Scottish Rite Hospital’s North Campus, expected to open in fall 2018, is being designed and built by The Beck Group and HKS Architects. It will be located on 40 acres at the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and Dallas North Tollway. The five-story, 345,000-square-foot campus will have a footprint of approximately 10 acres. The hospital is hoping to fulfill a growing need for patient care in the rapidly growing area of North Texas. Currently, approximately 25 percent of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s patient population comes from cities north of Dallas, so it hopes to ease some of the travel burden on current patients as well.
The new facility will be an ambulatory care center that will offer clinics and day-surgeries for children with orthopedic issues. The campus will be anchored by its Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine, led by Philip L. Wilson, M.D., and will provide specialized treatment for sports-related orthopedic conditions and concussions. The new fracture clinic, currently located in Plano, will also relocate to the North Campus. It provides walk-in services for patients without a physician referral or an appointment. In addition, the campus will be proactive with an educational outreach program to improve athletic safety within schools and sports teams.
The new building will be a state-of-the-art facility that includes a movement science center, physical and occupational therapy services and outdoor amenities including playing fields, a walking and running trail and a playground park for patients and the community.
“We are excited to be coming to Frisco, where we will continue to give children back their childhood in this vibrant community,” said Robert L. Walker, Scottish Rite Hospital president and CEO.
“What Scottish Rite Hospital is bringing to our community is really important,” said Mayor Maher Maso. “We are so pleased to have the hospital as a community partner, helping create a bright future for our city and our children.”
Included in the groundbreaking event was the kickoff of Scottish Rite Hospital’s Centennial Celebration, which will lead up to its 100th anniversary in 2021. The theme of this celebration, Boundless, was developed by The Richards Group and represents the hospital’s focus on continuing to grow and advance as a world-renowned organization, with no bounds or limits, for the next one hundred years.
Read local media coverage:
Community Impact Newspaper // Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Breaks Ground on Frisco Campus
Dallas Morning News // Scottish Rite Begins Work on New 5-Story Medical Center on 40 Acres in Frisco
Dallas Business Journal // Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Plants Roots in Frisco
KRLD News Radio Audio Excerpt // Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Breaks Ground on Frisco Campus
D Magazine – Healthcare Daily // Scottish Rite Breaks Ground on Its Frisco Expansion
Frisco Enterprise // Scottish Rite Breaks Ground on Care Center