Cook Children’s Health Care System recently announced plans to build a new children’s hospital in east Denton County in the Prosper.

Cook Children’s Medical Center North will be located on Cook Children’s North Campus, a 23-acre site at Windsong Parkway and Highway 380. Phase I is already underway and includes primary and urgent care services that will open in the fall of 2019. An outpatient surgery center and a comprehensive outpatient specialty center, including imaging and lab services, will open in the spring of 2020. The new inpatient pediatric hospital consisting of a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, operating rooms and medical/surgical unit is scheduled to open in 2022.

As one of the largest freestanding pediatric health care systems in the country, Cook Children’s currently operates a number of primary care offices in eastern Denton County and Prosper. The location of the new hospital was specifically chosen to address the emergent need for pediatric health care services in this fast-growing area.

“With more than one million patient encounters each year, Cook Children’s is proud of its far-reaching reputation that attracts patients and families from all over the world,” President and CEO Rick Merrill of Cook Children’s Health Care System. “Our full intent is to offer leading edge technology and services that when combined with our integrated delivery model brings an outstanding patient and family experience.”

Cook Children’s pediatric care has served generations of people with seamless, coordinated care for patients and their families. That means whether a child is in need of a checkup visit with a pediatrician, visiting urgent care or requiring more specialized treatments or surgery, Cook Children’s will offer its full complement of services providing a unique medical home for children in Prosper and surrounding areas.

This is the fourth medical center campus for Cook Children’s, which also operates Cook Children’s Surgery Centers in Hurst and Plano and the flagship campus in downtown Fort Worth. Cook Children’s primary service area includes Tarrant, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.

“Cook Children’s has made a promise to improve the health of every child in our six-county region and that means we have to continue to expand our reach to keep up with a rapidly growing area like we are seeing in Prosper and Denton County,” Nancy Cychol, chief of hospital services for Cook Children’s, said. “By looking ahead at the growing pediatric health care needs in this community, we are ensuring our promise is kept.”

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