Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, a HCA North Texas Hospital, announced today that the hospital will break ground on the ER at Burleson, a state-of-the-art off-campus provider-based Emergency Department (ED), on Wednesday, August 7 at 9 a.m.

The 10,500 square-foot facility, to be located at 1461 SW Wilshire Blvd. in Burleson, Texas, is scheduled to open to the public in April 2014 and will offer comprehensive emergency care to the growing Burleson area. It will feature an emergency department with 12 private, patient-care rooms. Full-time emergency physician coverage will also be provided through a contract with Questcare Partners. The full-service emergency room will provide daily, around-the-clock emergency care for both pediatric and adult patients. The new facility will offer comprehensive emergency services, including a dedicated trauma room, laboratory and imaging services.

“We are excited to bring this new, full-service ER to Burleson for the residents who need quick and convenient care,” said Clay Franklin, CEO of Plaza Medical Center. “The ER at Burleson will provide easy-access to emergency care for individuals who right now would have to drive 17 miles to reach the ER at our main campus.”

Backed by the technological resources and medical and surgical specialists at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth’s main campus, the ER at Burleson will deliver a level of care equivalent to that provided in a traditional hospital-based emergency room. The new facility is being developed by Office Equity Solutions and built by Hill & Wilkinson.

About Hospital Corporation of America North Texas Division

HCA North Texas Division (hcanorthtexas.com) is one of the region’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers with 10 hospitals, one Children’s Hospital, one Psychiatric Hospital, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, 13 Imaging Centers, and two off-campus provider-based emergency rooms in DFW and the surrounding areas. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. The HCA North Texas family of hospitals includes: Denton Regional Medical Center, Green Oaks Hospital, Las Colinas Medical Center, Medical Center of Arlington, Medical Center of Lewisville, Flower Mound Emergency Center, a Department of the Medical Center of Lewisville, Medical Center of McKinney, Medical Center of Plano, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Medical City Children’s Hospital, North Hills Hospital, ER at Alliance, a Department of North Hills Hospital and Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. 

Currently, the HCA North Texas Division has two additional off-campus provider-based Emergency Rooms under development and construction to serve patients in the surrounding communities including North Plano, a Department of The Medical Center of Plano, as well as the ER at Grand Prairie, a Department of the Medical Center Arlington. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in late 2013-early 2014.

About Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and North Texas Division of HCA Hospitals

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, one of the 12 North Texas Division of HCA hospitals, was established in 1974. Located in the heart of the medical district, Plaza Medical Center is a 320-bed facility offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services. The hospital serves as a tertiary referral center not only for Tarrant County, but also numerous counties within a 90-mile radius, and offers cutting-edge diagnostic treatment services in a wide range of specialties and subspecialties, including Cardiac Care, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics and Specialty Surgery. For more information on Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, please visit www.plazamedicalcenter.com. For more information on the North Texas Division of HCA Hospitals, please visit www.hcanorthtexas.com.

About Hill & Wilkinson

With revenues of approximately $300 million, Hill & Wilkinson consistently ranks among the top 400 contractors in the U.S. according to Engineering News-Record.  For the second consecutive year, Hill & Wilkinson was named the Number 1 Healthiest Employer in the Mid-Size Company category in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. The company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas and has offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas.

The firm has built some of the region's best known facilities, among them Carrell Clinic Center, North Central Medical Plaza, Parkland Grand Prairie, Parkland Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center, Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Texas Clinic at Arlington, Reliant Rehabilitation Facilities in Dallas and Bedford, and Global Rehabilitation Facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth. For more information, visit the company’s website at: www.hill-wilkinson.com.

About Office Equity Solutions

Office Equity Solutions (OES) is a DFW-based development company that is a leader in commercial real estate and property management for the past 30 years, specializing in medical development and general office leasing.  Their expertise in the medical field is widely recognized as the standard in the industry.  From financing to finish out, OES provides complete turnkey office/medical solutions with the end user in mind.  A full range of comprehensive ownership and leasing services including site selection, program management, construction, financing, move-in coordination and property management provides a full service solution for cost-effective, functional, high quality and attractive commercial developments.  For more information on Office Equity Solutions, please visit www.officeequitysolutions.com.