The time is finally here.
In October of 2013, Texas Health Resource (THR), the largest employer in North Texas and one of the country’s largest non-profit health systems, broke ground on an 8-acre outpatient center in Willow Park.
"We’ve been planning this for a long time and now it’s just the right time," said Barclay Berdan, then senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We have served this part of North Texas for some time but from afar. I think this will really be a wonderful point of access."
Much has changed in a little more than a year. Berdan is now the CEO but even more significant is the landscape along Interstate 20 as motorists drive through Willow Park where brush once stood.
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A $20 million medical campus, known as Texas Health Outpatient Center - Willow Park, has sprung up that will feature a freestanding emergency department, fitness center and a three-story medical office building. Services will include cardiac rehabilitation, behavioral health, physical therapy, laboratory services, advanced imaging and a chronic disease management program.
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.
Texas Health Willow Park, scheduled to open its doors Saturday at a community event and officially on Monday will be Texas Health’s first facility in Parker County.
Berdan said in 2013 he thought some were anticipating that THR would start by building a hospital, but that as business and industry began to "shift," so did THR.
"We’re transforming our organization," Berdan added. "We are really excited about this model."
He said it was the second of its kind, the first located in Burleson, and that it had been "wildly successful."
Charlie Snead was appointed as administrator of Texas Health Outpatient Center in Willow Park. With a background in pharmacy and outpatient services, Snead has worked for THR for the past 10 years, most recently as professional services officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle.
“Charlie brings a depth of experience and knowledge about Willow Park and the surrounding areas,” said Becky Tucker, vice president for THR’s Integrated Health Campuses in a release. “I am confident that Texas Health Willow Park will succeed under his leadership.”
A 10-year resident of East Parker County, Snead said he has long hoped for Texas Health to have a facility in his community and he is honored to serve as administrator.
“It all goes back to the mission of Texas Health Resources,” Snead said. “We’re improving the health of the people in the communities we serve, and I look forward to serving the residents and families of East Parker County.”
Snead has served several East Parker County organizations, including the City of Aledo’s Parks and Recreation Board, and he currently volunteers his time on the board of Aledo Athletics Inc.
Located at Interstate 20 and Crown Pointe Boulevard, Texas Health Willow Park will open as a 60,000-square-foot outpatient center. The medical offices are expected to include numerous types of physicians, possibly including internists, orthopedists, cardiologists and OB/GYNs.
The multi-million project is expected to also attract neurologists, urologists and urogynecologists.
Lance Winter, 817-594-9902, Ext. 102
Winter in Willow Park
THR is expanding the Texas Health Resources network with Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park and want to celebrate with you.
Join in for “family-friendly fun.”
Sat., Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
▪ Face painting, sleigh rides, hot cocoa, giveaways, free health screenings, fitness center registration, car seat safety checks* (Online pre-registration is required.), tours of the new facility.
With emergency care and imaging to programs that focus on improving well-being, “you’ll now have personalized, high-quality health care close to home. For more information and directions, visit us at TexasHealth.org/Willow-Park.”
▪ Texas Health Willow Park opens Monday, Jan. 19.