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10/29/2012

Baylor Surgical Hospital in FW buys land for new surgery facility

FORT WORTH — Baylor Surgical Hospital in Fort Worth said Monday it has completed the purchase of 5.3 acres of land near Park Place and Eighth avenues to build a three-story, 77,000-square-foot facility to replace its currently facility on 12th Avenue.

Construction is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in August 2014. Baylor said it has outgrown its current surgery center at 750 12th Ave.

The new facility will have 30 inpatient beds, 14 operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency room for minor emergencies, an imaging suite equipped with digital X-ray, CT scanner and MRI, Baylor said.

The new facility also will offer a broader range of surgical procedures, specializing in orthopedic, spine, pain management, urology, general, plastic, and ear, nose and throat surgery.

"The project marks the beginning of a new chapter for our hospital system," said Roger Rhodes, CEO of Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth, in a statement. "Healthcare is rapidly changing and our goal as an industry leader is to remain on the cutting edge of service for our patients, doctors and community."

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth is a joint venture with the Baylor Health Care System, Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International and local physicians. United Surgical Partners owns and or operates 204 facilities in the U.S., of which 143 are jointly owned with not-for-profit healthcare systems.

Todd Burnette, Ryan Matthews and Paul Whitman with Jones Lang LaSalle represented Baylor Surgical Hospital.

Gary Vasseur with Coldwell Banker Commercial Searcy Vasseur Group represented the seller, Melric Inc., the John E. Quarles Co. Employee Profit Sharing Plan and the John E. Quarles Co.

_ Sandra Baker

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