Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center kicked off a $270 million construction project today that will bring an acute care hospital and multi-specialty clinic complex to Collin County, Texas.

Texas Health Frisco, a 325,000-square-foot, 80-bed acute care hospital, will offer a 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit. The medical staff will be an open model, comprised of local independent physicians, UT Southwestern faculty and Texas Health Physicians Group providers. This hospital, which is designed to expand to 140 beds as the community continues to grow, complements the footprint of Texas Health Resources, the largest nonprofit health care system in North Texas.

The 120,000-square-foot UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco location will house a multi-specialty clinic that includes an extension of its Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute providing neurology, spine surgery, and a concussion rehabilitation facility. The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer programs in breast and colon cancer screening and treatment. Pediatric specialty services will include ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and dermatology. A large part of the first floor will be dedicated to physical medicine, rehabilitation and therapy with an emphasis on restoration of function and enhancement of performance for neurologic, orthopedic and other conditions.

Texas Health and UT Southwestern have a long-standing relationship that goes back to the opening of Texas Health Dallas in 1966—many of the physicians on the medical staff were faculty members at UT Southwestern. Additionally, UT Southwestern and Texas Health came together 25 years ago to create the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, a human physiology research center.

Construction on the new health campus is expected to begin soon, with a targeted opening in late 2019.