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New hospital opening soon in Hurst

New hospital opening soon in Hurst

Saint Camillus Hospital plans to open in mid July in the former Victory Medical Center building, 1612 Hurst Town Center Drive near the bustling Airport Freeway corridor. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)
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Saint Camillus Hospital plans to open in mid July in the former Victory Medical Center building, 1612 Hurst Town Center Drive near the bustling Airport Freeway corridor. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)

A vacant medical center will soon be home to a small state-of-the-art hospital that will serve the growing Mid-Cities area.

St. Camillus hospital plans to open in mid-July in the former Victory Medical Center building, 1612 Hurst Town Center Drive near the bustling Airport Freeway corridor.

The area is already home to Texas Health H-E-B, which is in the midst of a $25 million expansion of its intensive care unit.

And in Euless, JPS Health Network is building a clinic modeled after its “medical home” in Arlington.

The JPS clinic will provide primary care, radiology, dental care and a pharmacy.

“We are excited about the upcoming opening of the new St. Camillus Hospital,” said Steve Bowden, Hurst’s executive director of economic development. “Residents from Hurst and all around the area will appreciate their expertise and level of service. They have a proven track record of excellence, and their new facility is state of the art.”

St. Camillus — which cost about $20 million to open, including six months of working capital, a representative said — is owned by Physician Synergy Group.

Cindy Slaydon, senior vice president of Physician Synergy and acting administrator of St. Camillus, said the group chose Hurst because of the growing population and the growing need to serve geriatric patients.

Because of our being small and our ability to be flexible, we are able to bring things in that larger health systems can’t deliver.

Cindy Slayden, senior vice president, Synergy Medical Group

“Because of our being small and our ability to be flexible, we are able to bring things in that larger health systems can’t deliver. Doctors and nurses are catering to you, making you feel like you are the most important patient, versus the larger healthcare systems. It can be overwhelming,” she said.

Slaydon said that doctors can get frustrated with “corporate structures” where practices are determined by committees.

St. Camillus, named for the patron saint of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, is a private hospital focusing on all aspects of caring for patients. It will have a low nurse-to-patient ratio and feature six operating rooms, facilities for CT scans, radiology, a lab and 23 rooms for patients.

The new two-story, 58,000-square-foot building sits on 3 acres.

Elizabeth Campbell: 817-390-7696, @fwstliz

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