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Methodist Health System has broken ground on the $120m Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner hospital in Richardson, Texas, US.

The new four-story medical facility will feature a women’s pavilion, level III neonatal intensive care unit, and labour, delivery and recovery services.

The acute care hospital will also include an advanced neurosciences programme, outpatient surgical services with a focus on minimally invasive surgery with the robotic da Vinci surgical system, and advanced cardiac care.

Methodist Health System president and CEO Stephen L. Mansfield said Methodist Health System is excited to begin the expansion of its second location in Richardson.

"Our Campbell Road location has served the Richardson area’s health care needs for more than 40 years. We look forward to expanding our presence and capabilities to serve the medical needs of North Texas with the Bush/Renner expansion," Mansfield added.

"We look forward to expanding our presence and capabilities to serve the medical needs of North Texas with the Bush/Renner expansion."

The 125-bed hospital will offer health care services to residents in Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Plano, Sachse, Wylie and surrounding areas.

The new hospital is expected to employ almost 900 professionals, including physicians representing more than 35 specialities.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center president Ken Hutchenrider Jr said the hospital marks the beginning of a new chapter for health care in Richardson and its surrounding communities.

"We’re building for the future, and our two Richardson campuses will equip us to be the trusted health care provider for this area," Hutchenrider Jr added.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner hospital, which is supported by a $9m capital campaign, is scheduled to open in mid-2014.

On completion of the Bush/Renner hospital, Methodist Richardson is planning to upgrade its Campbell Road campus.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center is part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.


Image: Artist’s impression of the new Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner hospital in Richardson. Photo courtesy of Methodist Health System.