JPS Health Network is moving ahead with $1.2B expansion plan
health, in one building, ocials said. The hospital network’s most recent clinic, the Medical Home Northeast Tarrant facility in Euless, opened in October 2018. The next new medical home will be in far southwest Fort Worth. The locations of the other three new medical homes will be determined based on need, hospital ocials said. JPS Health Network operates Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center and the county’s only psychi- atric emergency center. The hospital district receives nearly 40% of its operating revenues from property taxes collected throughout Tarrant County, according to its scal year 2021-22 budget. Its tax rate last year was $0.224429 per $100 valuation. As part of its bond program, JPS Health Network is doing an online survey among Tarrant County resi- dents. The survey seeks “input and ideas on how they use area medical facilities and ... how JPS can provide facilities and health resources that meet their needs,” according to a news release. To take the survey, visit www.yestojps.org/engagement.
IN THE PLANS The publicly funded Tarrant County Hospital District does business as JPS Health Network.
BY VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH
$800 million bond approved by voters in 2018 $400 million added by JPS Health Network from operations $1.2 billion in total improvements planned
The master plan calls for four phases of improvements at the main hospital campus at 1500 S. Main St. in Fort Worth. Included in the plans are eight new buildings or parking structures as well as the expansion of two existing buildings and more parking lots, according to plans. There will also be four medical homes, or clinics, funded through the planned expansion. The new building that will tempo- rarily house the psychiatric emer- gency center will be located at the hospital’s main campus. The center is being built now to add more space and address a “critical short-term need,” according to hospital ocials. The rst project to be funded through the bond program will be one of four planned medical homes. These clinics oer multiple services, including primary care, radiology, lab, pharmacy, dental and behavioral
The Tarrant County Hospital District, which does business as JPS Health Network, is reviewing bids for a construction manager at risk to oversee building of a new psychiatric emergency center in Fort Worth. The project is being funded as part of the district’s $800 million bond program that was approved by voters in 2018. JPS Health Network plans to invest another $400 million from its operations for a combined $1.2 billion modernization and expansion plan. “Regarding the bond work, there continues to be a lot of work that’s going on,” said Dr. Karen Duncan, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, during a Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting in May. “There have been a lot of [requests for proposals] and [requests for qualications] that have gone out. We’ve had great response.”
• 4 new medical homes (locations to be announced) • Expansion of main Fort Worth campus • at least 8 new buildings or parking structures • expansion of 2 existing structures • additional surface parking PROJECTS INCLUDE:
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