DENTON, Texas — Leaders and employees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton celebrated the groundbreaking of a four-story, $128 million tower. The 213,000-square-foot building will include a new Center for Women with a labor and delivery center housing 12 labor and delivery rooms, 30 postpartum and antepartum beds and two dedicated surgical suites for C-sections.
“Denton County is continuing to grow significantly,” said Jeff Reecer, president of Texas Health Denton. “The hospital expects deliveries to increase by 40 percent over the next 10 years. This expansion will help accommodate this growth for many years to come.”
Jeff Reecer and Barclay Berdan
The tower will also include a breast center and spaces for outpatient services, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, support services and a conference center. The project will also add 10 emergency department beds to the existing 28, including a 7-bay vertical ED fast track area.
"This project supports the Texas Health Mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve,” Reecer said. “And as the sole provider of OB and NICU services in Denton, our community depends on us. We are excited that this expansion will bring them comfort and safety when they are choosing where to bring their bundles of joy into the world.”
The building continues expansion of the hospital's women's and infants' services, which also includes a 16-bed private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that opened Feb. 12 of last year.
“It remains to be seen whether spending all this time at home during the pandemic will result in a baby boom. But this expansion will make sure we’re prepared to handle any increase in demands,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. “We hope those growing their family will consider joining ours.”
“And while the pandemic has forced so many individuals and businesses to have to put plans on hold, we know that the health care needs of those we serve can’t wait,” Berdan said.
“I’m very proud that, with the implementation of additional safety COVID-19 precautions, we’ll be moving forward as planned to bring these needed services to Denton County and surrounding areas.”
The four-story tower is expected to open by the spring of 2022.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.