Frisco is the fastest growing city in the country, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is playing its part in that expansion. On October 19, the world-renowned orthopedic hospital broke ground on a satellite facility in the northern Dallas suburb.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Frisco as the home for our second hospital that gives more children back their childhood,” says Robert L. "Bob" Walker, president and CEO of Scottish Rite Hospital. “We’ve had a presence in the Plano and Frisco area for many years through our sports medicine practice, and we are excited to be a more permanent partner in this vibrant community.”
The campus — which covers 40 acres near Frisco High School and the new Frisco Station development — will become the permanent home of Scottish Rite Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine and walk-in fracture clinic, which are currently located in Plano. In addition to the Dallas campus, this location will also treat outpatient visits for spine, hip, hand, foot, and limb conditions.
Scottish Rite Hospital friends and family gathered at the site of the new campus to celebrate the groundbreaking. They were joined by local officials, including Frisco mayor Maher Maso, who remarked that the hospital’s “culture of taking care of children above all else” will play a key role in the health of the community.
“All of us at Scottish Rite Hospital remain wholly committed to preserving the unique culture we have built and the magical place where we provide unparalleled care to so many children,” says Ambassador Lyndon L. Olson, chairman of the Scottish Rite Hospital board of trustees. “We promise to bring those same core values, our commitment to excellence in care, and all the elements that have made our hospital extraordinary for 95 years to our new ambulatory care facility in Frisco.”
Knowing that DFW is only going to get bigger, the new care center is also anticipating its own growth. Upon opening in 2018, the five-story building will be surrounded by playgrounds and walking paths for the community to enjoy. It will also have space for orthopedic clinic visits and day surgeries, with room for future development.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay.
For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit www.scottishritehospital.org.