Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano celebrates 20 years of serving the community!

  • January - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano opens Jan. 1 as Children's Presbyterian Healthcare Center. Staff and community members release balloons in front of the hospital at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 to commemorate the opening. The hospital was formed through a unique partnership between Children's Health Services of Texas and Presbyterian Healthcare System. The hospital provides services for both adults and children. Joe Gunn serves as the hospital's first president.


  • March - Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE, is named interim president of Children's Presbyterian Healthcare Center.
  • September - Wentworth is named full-time president of the hospital.
  • January - Children's Health Services of Texas withdraws its sponsorship of the hospital, leaving Presbyterian Healthcare System as the sole sponsor.
  • March - The hospital changes its name to Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.
  • October - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano breaks ground on a $17 million five-story medical office building.


  • July - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano announces $1 million expansion of labor and delivery unit.


  • July - Hospital begins $86 million building project, which will double the size of the hospital's campus.
  • August - Presbyterian Healthcare System, the hospital's parent company, merges with Harris Methodist Health System to form Texas Health Resources.


  • October - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano is named Celebration of Enterprise Corporate Citizen of the Year.


  • January - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano begins $130 million expansion, which will add 160 beds and 1,500 parking spaces to the hospital campus.


  • July - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano implements an electronic health record (EHR) throughout the hospital. The EHR is designed to improve care in a number of ways, including reducing medical errors and increasing efficiencies.


  • November - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano is awarded Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


  • February - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
  • March - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano wins restaurant industry's national Ivy Award for Five Star Dining.
  • May - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano receives prestigious Texas Award for Performance Excellence.


  • January - Presbyterian Hospital of Plano's name changes to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, reflecting the hospital's relationship to its parent organization, Texas Health Resources, and the Presbyterian, Harris Methodist and Arlington Memorial community hospitals.
  • March - Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE, retires as president of Texas Health Plano; Jeffrey Canose, M.D., is named president of Texas Health Plano.
  • April - Texas Health Plano's Cancer Program receives the 2008 New Program Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
  • October - Texas Health Plano launches Emergency Room "30-Minute Promise."


  • February - Texas Health Plano receives Advanced Level III Trauma Facility designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • May - New Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center opens at Texas Health Plano.
  • July - Texas Health Plano receives full Cycle III Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • October - Texas Health Plano is designated a "Baby-Friendly Hospital" by the World Health Organization, recognizing its comprehensive approach to supporting breastfeeding of newborns.
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