Texas Health Resources will break ground today on a 60,000-square-foot medical facility in Parker County, with completion expected in late 2014.Arlington-based THR plans a freestanding emergency department, fitness center and three-story medical office building on 8 acres in Willow Park. Other services will be offered, including heart rehabilitation, physical therapy and imaging.“The outpatient center will be the first part of an integrated health campus that will grow, with plans for a surgery center and expansion of space for more physicians and medical services,” THR said. The facility is at Interstate 20 and Crown Pointe Boulevard, about 20 miles west of Fort Worth.Parker County is now served by Weatherford Regional Medical Center, which includes a hospital with 99 licensed beds. THR said its Willow Park facility will be nearly 10 miles from that hospital and 15 miles from the nearest THR hospital.“Texas Health Willow Park will not only provide emergency care and other basic health services, it will be an integrated health campus that promotes well-being and population health,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, who heads THR’s southwest zone.The facility has been anticipated since THR bought about 30 acres in Willow Park in 2010.
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