September 27, 2023
Nearly $60 million project at Margot Perot Center enhances care for new moms

DALLAS — Work is complete on a nearly $60 million renovation that enhances medical services at the Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Margo Perot Center

More than 4,000 babies are born each year at the Margo Perot Center.

The renovation, which began April 2021, comes to an end as the center celebrates 40 years.

“We are starting a new chapter at the Margot Perot Center,” said Chris York, FACHE, president of Texas Health Dallas. “Enhancing comfort while delivering quality care was a key focus for us.”

The 362,000-square-foot building features modern designs on patient floors and in public areas. The center was extensively refurbished and reconfigured to better connect patients with needed services while providing added comfort.

The Margot Perot Center project also includes:

  • A makeover of 64 postpartum mother and baby rooms.
  • Existing 15 labor and delivery rooms were modernized and reconfigured, which created a new total of 16 labor and delivery rooms.
  • Three C-section suites were refurbished.
  • A makeover of 19 postpartum luxury suites. These rooms feature added space and amenities including luxury bedding, linens and towels, fresh flowers, small gifts for mom, baby and partner, spa and beauty items, robe and slippers for mom, snacks and drinks, private lounge access and “I forgot it” service.
  • Two new mother kitchenette areas for patients staying in luxury suites. These areas are stocked with refreshments and snacks.
  • The Perot Plaza, an outdoor space for hospital and community events, adds a new comfortable setting for patients and their families to congregate.
  • New art to visually enhance new spaces, including about 30% original pieces.

More than 4,000 babies are born each year at the Perot Center. The 8-story building features 84 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) beds, a maternal and neonatal transport team, surgical operating suites, a dedicated pediatric outpatient clinic and the Peggy A. Bell Women’s Diagnostic and Breast Center.

“We have created a wonderful new environment for expectant mothers and families — one that will last another 40 years,” said Eugene Hunt, M.D., chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Health Dallas. “These new medical spaces will allow physicians, nurses and healthcare teams to continue delivering high quality, compassionate care.”

Texas Health Dallas provides comprehensive care for pregnant women, with programs focused on healthy pregnancies all the way through care for moms and their babies during and after delivery.

The Margot Perot Center was dedicated in 1983 in celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of the late Ross Perot and his wife, Margot. It was one of the country’s first hospitals dedicated to the care of women and infants.

The renovation was made possible, in part, by generous donations from the community. The lead gift for the renovation was provided by the center’s namesake in honor of the physicians and staff on the 40th anniversary.

“We are grateful for the support we have received from the community,” said Laura McWhorter, president of the Texas Health Resources Foundation. “This renovation enables the Margot Perot Center to continue to provide excellent care while growing and modernizing to meet the needs of the North Texas region.”


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