Methodist Charlton Medical Center recently held an open house to celebrate several additions to the growing campus. These additions increase the number of hospital beds, and offer patients and the community more options in their continuum of care.
|Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis,
FACHE, addresses guests attending the open house.
Methodist Charlton invested $27.3 million in this most recent expansion and renovation, which adds 35 new patient care beds and additional patient care units. Three additional patient units are now open in the new patient tower to provide specialty care in cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, and oncology, and offer upgraded amenities to patients and families. The postcoronary interventional care unit (PCIU) was also relocated and enlarged to almost double its previous size to support cardiology patients.
“This expansion demonstrates Methodist Charlton’s ongoing commitment to our community,” says Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE. “Our ultimate goal is to better meet the needs of our community and improve the care that we provide to our patients each and every day.”
To further support the health care needs of the community, Methodist Charlton has leased space in the original tower of the hospital to Odyssey Hospice, an independent provider operating an inpatient hospice unit, and Select Specialty Hospital, an independent provider of inpatient long term acute care. Odyssey and Select bring much needed services to the southern Dallas County community and allow Methodist Charlton patients to receive hospice and long term acute care services without being transferred to another facility. The Odyssey inpatient hospice unit at Methodist Charlton is the only one in Dallas County located inside a hospital.
The expansion is also expected to enhance the patients’ experience throughout the hospital. The additional 35 patient beds will help place patients from the emergency department in their inpatient rooms more quickly. With these transitions and expansions, approximately 85 percent of patients (not including Select Specialty Hospital or Odyssey Hospice units) will be placed in the new patient tower upon admission.
The open house celebration included prayer by Methodist Charlton Advisory Board Member the Rev. Jim Bowden, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Duncanville, as well as a tour of the new patient care area. Making remarks were Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE, Methodist Charlton president; Delia Jasso, Dallas city council member District 1; Joe Gordon, president of Select Medical’s hospital division; Ron Crossno, MD, Odyssey Hospice senior national medical director; and Curtistene McCowan, Methodist Charlton advisory board member and DeSoto city council member.
Note to editor: Photos available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/OdysseySelectOpenHouse
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.
Odyssey Hospice and Select Specialty Hospital are independent, legal entities separate from Methodist Health System, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.
Lynette Wilkinson, APR