Methodist to add $108 million, six-story trauma unit

Expansion plans announced Tuesday for Methodist Dallas Medical Center include a six-story trauma and critical care center. The $108 million center will comprise 248,000 square feet and include 58 emergency room beds, six trauma suites, eight surgical suites and a 36-bed critical care unit. The North Oak Cliff hospital also will have the option to add five stories to the new building in the future.

The building is expected to be complete in summer 2014.

Methodist Healthcare System also is expanding Methodist Charlton Medical Center, near Duncanville. That $27.2-million expansion includes 36 new patient care beds, relocating the post-coronary intensive care unit, and adding a specialty care unit. Those projects are expected to be completed in fall 2012.

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  • Yes, the community needs to be involved in the design since it is supposed to serve the Oak Cliff community. No more tree cutting and parking lots. Lets think preservation this time folks!

  • was there any input from the community in how this architecture interplays with the rest of the community? we dont want another parking garage type of design that essentially cuts off the hospital from the community.

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