Two Major Children's Hospitals Plan To Build Facilities In Prosper
As more evidence DFW’s population is moving north, two major North Texas pediatric hospitals announced plans to build medical campuses in Prosper off U.S. Highway 380.
Dallas-based pediatric hospital Children’s Health acquired a 72-acre parcel at U.S. Highway 380 and the Dallas North Tollway in Prosper to construct a medical campus to serve children in the North Dallas suburb and surrounding areas.
The hospital said it will select a master developer as its partner using a competitive bidding process for the non-healthcare related parts of the project, including public-private projects with the city.
Children’s acquired the acreage from Matthews Southwest.
“We look forward to a long-term relationship with Children’s Health,” Prosper Mayor Ray Smith said in a press release. “The project will offer high quality health care for our younger residents as well as the benefit of high-end commercial development at one of Prosper’s key intersections for economic growth.”
Separately, Cook Children’s also said it would build a new children’s hospital in Prosper on a 23-acre site at Windsong Parkway and Highway 380.
Phase 1 of the Cook campus is already underway. The facility will offer primary and urgent care services, as well as outpatient surgery and specialty care. The urgent and primary care services are expected to launch this fall.
Cook’s Prosper-based inpatient pediatric unit with neonatal intensive care, pediatric ICU, emergency services and operating units will be up and operating by 2022.
The growing population of Denton County, Prosper and communities clustered around Highway 380 necessitated the need for both hospitals to expand to the northernmost suburbs, according to a press release.
“Cook Children’s has made a promise to improve the health of every child in our six-county region and that means we have to continue to expand our reach to keep up with a rapidly growing area like we are seeing in Prosper and Denton County,” Cook Children’s Chief of Hospital Services Nancy Cychol said.