DENTON, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton employees and physicians on the medical staff participated in a traditional tree-topping out ceremony on Thursday for the new four-story Center for Women and Infants.
The project will include 12 new labor and delivery rooms, 30 postpartum and antepartum beds, and two dedicated surgical suites for cesarean deliveries.
A construction custom, when the last steel beam of a building’s framework is placed at the structure’s highest point, an evergreen is placed at the top to represent that there is no construction better than one created by God. It’s another milestone construction of the hospital’s $128 million tower.
Planned for completion next spring, the 213,000-square-foot building will house 12 labor and delivery rooms, 30 postpartum and antepartum beds, and two dedicated surgical suites for cesarean deliveries.
“Much of the growth in the Denton area is a younger demographic that includes a many young families, or those thinking about starting a family,” said Jeff Reecer, Texas Health Denton’s president. “This expansion solidifies our dedication to serving the health and wellness needs of those growing families and the entire Denton community.”
Still respecting Texas Health’s COVID-19 guidelines, a small group of invited guests included representatives from DPR Construction, along with Kirk King, Texas Health Resources executive vice president and Hospital Channel chief operating officer.
“At Texas Health we are proud to grow with our communities, so we can continue to effectively and compassionately meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones,” King said. “Our motivating factor, with any hospital expansion, is to provide patients with the necessary resources to enjoy a lifetime of health and well-being.”
The tower reflects Texas Health Denton’s commitment to enhancing women's and infants' services. Earlier this month, Texas Health Denton earned designation as a level III Maternal Care program, complementing earlier recognition as a Level III NICU. The new facility will also have an updated breast center, 10 additional ED beds that includes a seven-bay fast-track area and renovated physical therapy and cardiac rehab departments.
As population growth continues in the Denton area — just within the past two years the city’s population increased by more than 6 percent — Texas Health Denton’s new tower serves as a testament to the hospital’s commitment to serve all of its residents, no matter their age or condition.
In addition to the patient care areas, the tower will provide a new education center, according to Texas Health Denton’s chief nursing officer, Melissa Winans, D.N.P., MBA-HCM, R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE. “The education center will allow us to offer community classes along with student learning through the use of patient simulation labs for nursing and medical students.”
“Texas Health remains steadfast in its desire to meet the basic and advanced holistic healthcare needs for our region,” Reecer said. “This new building is a perfect testament to that compassionate commitment.”
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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.