Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound|
FLOWER MOUND, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound opens its doors to the people of southern Denton County today.
Community leaders from Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Double Oak, Highland Village and surrounding communities have been invited to attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies this morning at the new full-service hospital located in The Riverwalk at Central Park development at 4400 Long Prairie Road. The much-anticipated opening marks a major milestone in the community and gives community leaders their first inside look at the new hospital.
“I am very privileged to lead this wonderful group of dedicated care-givers and supporting staff in opening the hospital," said Rick Carter, president of Texas Health Flower Mound. “This hospital is ideally situated to serve the people of Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Coppell and communities to the north and west. It will provide a quality, full-service, acute care hospital within minutes of where they live and work.”
The hospital is a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and local physicians through a partnership developed by Texas Health Partners.
Michael Hisey, M.D., chairman of the board of managers of the hospital and a resident of Flower Mound, will welcome invited guests to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. He will share the podium with several community leaders, including Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D., Flower Mound mayor Jody Smith, Highland Village mayor Dianne Costa and Lewisville mayor Dean Ueckert.
Texas Health Flower Mound features 103 inpatient beds, an emergency department and a wide range of medical services including services for women and children. The medical staff will include more than 300 physicians representing more than 25 specialties. The hospital is expected to employee between 500 and 600 people by its third year of operation.
Texas Health selected The Riverwalk at Central Park location in Flower Mound in part to support the belief that the beauty of the surroundings will enhance the healing environment.
Having "Presbyterian" in the name reflects the organization's faith-based foundation and philosophy of caring for the whole individual — body, mind and spirit.
The campus layout provides patient views of a beautiful tree-covered environment and includes healing gardens of respite and walking trails for patients and families to enjoy the park-like surroundings.
HKS Inc. was the architectural design firm, and Balfour Beatty was the primary construction contractor for the hospital. The organizations are seeking LEED certification for the hospital.
LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — is a U.S. Building Council accreditation registration. Design and construction standards for the hospital incorporated many of the latest developments in “green building” technology, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly hospitals in the country. For example, 20 percent of the construction materials contained recycled content or were locally produced.
Energy use is expected to be approximately 15 percent less and water use approximately 30 percent less than similar-size facilities using typical construction. Bicycle racks and preferred parking for hybrid and carpool vehicles are included to encourage alternative transportation options.
The hospital is on FM 2499/Long Prairie Road near the intersection with Windsor Drive. The campus occupies a 12-acre site in The River Walk at Central Park, and the hospital is the first facility to be completed as part of the development.
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