Cook Children’s Health Care System will celebrate the grand opening of its new pediatric and urgent care clinic in Prosper this Saturday. The public is invited to attend a “Fall Fest” from 3-5 p.m. Guests can take a tour of the new 12-room facility and meet physicians and staff. There will also be games, activities and food available.

The grand opening marks the end of Phase I for Cook Children’s North Campus, which is located on a 23-acre site at Windsong Parkway and Highway 380. the second phase of construction is currently underway with an outpatient surgery center and specialty clinic, including imaging and lab services, set to open on the North Campus in the spring of 2020. A new inpatient pediatric hospital consisting of a pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, operating rooms and medical/surgical unit will open in 2022.

“Our population is expanding daily with approximately 30 families per week moving into Prosper,” Mayor Ray Smith said. “These families with young children expect to be able to access good health care in the immediate area. The addition of Cook Children’s is the perfect solution. We are pleased to be able to tell our young moms and dads that there is a top-notch resource right here in Prosper.”

Currently, Cook Children’s operates eight primary care offices in and around the town of Prosper. The expansion near Windsong Ranch marks the first time in Cook Children’s 101 year history that a full-service hospital has been built outside of Fort Worth.

“Cook Children’s has long been known for its seamless, coordinated care and culture of caring,” Rick Merrill, president and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System, said. “We’re excited to open our new primary and urgent care facilities, knowing they are just the next step in our long-term plan for this area of North Texas. Our full intent is to expand our integrated delivery model while offering leading edge technology and services that create an outstanding patient and family experience.”

As one of the largest freestanding pediatric health care systems in the country, Cook Children’s records more than 1 million patient encounters each year. From checkup appointments with a pediatrician to urgent care visits, Cook Children’s provides a unique medical home for children in east Denton County and surrounding areas. Soon, patients will have access to a full complement of services without having to travel far from their home.

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.