Baylor to build new surgical hospital in Fort Worth
Baylor Health Care System will build a three-story surgical hospital near its Baylor All Saints Hospital to replace a smaller unit nearby. Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth, at 1800 Park Place Ave., will have 30 inpatient beds as well as a three-bed emergency department. The 82,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to break ground Thursday and has a September 2014 estimated completion date.
“We have literally outgrown this current building,” Roger Rhodes, CEO of Baylor Surgical Hospital, said of an existing surgery facility at 750 12th Ave. Rhodes said about 75 percent of the facility’s surgeries will be outpatient, and those done as inpatient will typically involve stays averaging about 2.5 days.
The facility is a joint venture with Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a for-profit company that owns and operates more than 200 surgery centers, many with not-for-profit health systems. USPI already partners with Baylor on a number of facilities, including surgery centers in Trophy Club, Arlington, Bedford, Mansfield and Granbury.
-- Jim Fuquay