Updates Planned at Dallas Hospital’s L&D Unit

Methodist Dallas Medical Center | Image by Methodist Guild

Methodist Dallas Medical Center will renovate its labor and delivery unit next year in a nearly $10 million project.

A Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing shows that 14 patient rooms, nurse stations, staff areas, and support spaces covering 24,500 square feet are set to be renovated starting early next year.

“It’s quite common for us to renovate floors and units at all of our hospitals,” Methodist Health System spokesperson Ryan Owens wrote in an email.

Owens did not provide other details about the renovations at the labor and delivery unit, such as how the work is being funded and what’s prompting it.

Founded in 1927, Methodist Health System also operates the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas and medical centers in Richardson, Mansfield, Midlothian, and Southlake.

The Methodist Dallas Medical Center has a Level 1 trauma center and Level III neonatal intensive care, as well as nationally recognized medical services such as neurosurgery, oncology, gastroenterology, robotic surgical programs, and orthopedics, according to its website.

Methodist Health Systems is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, employing more than 10,000 workers and 2,500 physicians on an operating budget of more than $2 billion.

According to the most recent data available on its website, more than 2,100 babies were born at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in fiscal year 2022, over 21,200 patients were discharged from the 595-bed hospital, and 67,090 patients entered the emergency room.

The L&D project has a projected construction cost of $9.6 million and an anticipated delivery date of next December.

Perkins & Will is listed as the design firm on the filing. The firm’s previous design work includes The Pittman Hotel, Singing Hills Recreation Center, The Epic, Kimball International, True North Advisors, The Richards Group, and Fire Station 27.

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