Dallas-based Methodist Health System announced Dec. 28 plans for a hospital in Midlothian, the hospital group’s 11th location.
The new facility will operated in conjunction with the existing Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, in order to speed the opening, according to a news release from Methodist Health System.
“Methodist Mansfield opened eleven years ago, and sought to build relationships with the city of Midlothian, the school district, and many residents, so this is the perfect next step,” said John Phillips, president, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.
Architectural details are still being finalized, but the hospital in Midlothian will be a licensed hospital with an emergency department and wide range of specialties and services.
“Midlothian, Ellis County and Tarrant County are booming, and those communities deserve exceptional, compassionate, quality healthcare in their neighborhood,” said Stephen L. Mansfield, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Methodist has tripled in size over the past decade with ten hospitals and two dozen family health and urgent care centers. We’ve strategically looked to expand in flourishing communities like Midlothian, and we want the residents of Midlothian to know how much we value them and want to meet their needs.”
The hospital will be located on 65 acres of land along US Highway 287 adjacent to the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium. Methodist plans to break ground in late summer 2018, and open the hospital in late 2019.
“We’ve seen how the communities of Midlothian, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington and many others have embraced Methodist, so constructing Midlothian’s first hospital is a natural fit for Methodist Health System and Methodist Mansfield,” says Pam Stoyanoff, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Methodist Health System.