Wise Regional Health System will break ground Friday on Parkway Surgical and Cardiovascular Hospital, a short-term inpatient facility it expects to open in about a year. The 29,000-square-foot facility is in the 3000 block of North Tarrant Parkway. Office Equity Solutions, a developer of medical and retail facilities, plans a 20,000-square-foot medical office building as part of the development. It expects to focus on "minimally invasive spine and cardiac and vascular services" and will include 12 inpatient beds for patients with longer recovery times. The property is across the road from North Hill Hospital's standalone emergency department, ER at Alliance, and near Texas Health Resources' just-opened Alliance Hospital at Interstate 35W and Golden Triangle Boulevard. Wise Regional Health has two hospitals in Decatur, a number of other medical facilities in Wise County and is affiliated with Baylor Health Care System.
-- Jim Fuquay