Methodist Stone Oak Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

Ground Breaking Ceremony
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital staff and volunteers, who were there when the hospital opened its doors 7 years ago, broke ground on a100,000-square-foot expansion project this morning. The expansion will include more than 70 additional beds, 36 surgical step-down beds, and a 15-bed acute rehabilitation facility for patients needing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.  Joining in with shovels were two of the first babies born at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital when it opened in March, 2009. 
This is the third expansion for the hospital, which opened in 2009. Today they employ 1,000 people. The facility sees 12,000 patients for inpatient services, 8,000 for outpatient services and cares for 30,000 patients in the emergency department each year. “The team here has been just about as creative as it can be with the existing space to take care of this community,” remarked Marc Strode, CEO of Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.
The expansion includes an additional 20 beds in its women’s services, six additional beds in the neonatal intensive care unit, two additional labor and delivery rooms, and a third C-section suite.  A three-story structure will be built above an existing single-story building, which will include a 20,000-square-foot renovation.  A three-level, 238-space parking garage will also be constructed. The expansion is expected to be completed by spring 2017.