Methodist Health System Opens New Richardson Hospital

$120 million expansion assumes Methodist Richardson Medical Center moniker; Campbell Road campus renamed

richardsonPictured: Lobby of the new Methodist Richardson Medical Center

At 7 a.m. on Monday, April 14, Methodist Health System opened its latest expansion in North Texas located in Richardson at the southeast corner of Renner Road and President George Bush Turnpike. The new 125-bed, four-story Methodist Richardson Medical Center offers enhanced health care services to residents in Richardson, Garland, Murphy, Plano, Sachse, Wylie, and surrounding areas.

“This advanced facility marks another milestone in an unprecedented era of growth for Methodist,” said Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, president and CEO, Methodist Health System. “We are growing and thriving, much like the area Methodist Richardson Medical Center will serve. This hospital will extend our mission to improve and save lives, and it is a place the community will be proud to call the home for its health care.”

Among the new hospital’s features are a women’s services pavilion; level III neonatal intensive care unit; labor, delivery, and recovery services; an advanced neurosciences program; outpatient surgical services with a focus on minimally invasive surgery with the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System; advanced cardiac care including catheterization and electrophysiology procedures; and comprehensive imaging technologies for enhanced diagnostics and treatment. The new hospital will employ almost 900 professionals, and 400-plus physicians representing more than 35 specialties are joining the medical staff.

“Methodist Richardson Medical Center physicians and staff have anxiously awaited this day,” said Ken Hutchenrider Jr., FACHE, president, Methodist Richardson Medical Center. “We broke ground on construction 18 months ago, and thanks to our architect Perkins+Will, general contractor Rogers-O’Brien, and the city of Richardson, this hospital will now offer a phenomenal healing environment for our patients.”

When designing the original architectural plans, Methodist Health System leadership sought to maximize space available on the tract of land while also exhibiting creativity in design. Other benefits to the hospital’s distinct layout include closer proximity between medical units, which is more convenient for patients and also reduces walking distances for both nurses and visitors.

The architectural design of the medical center incorporates an abundance of glass, directing natural light into patient care and lobby areas to promote healing. To increase patient accessibility and convenience, all outpatient services are located on the ground floor.

All acute care services will be centralized at the new facility, and the Methodist Richardson Campbell Road campus, located at 401 W. Campbell Road, will undergo a renovation. The updated campus will offer continued use of the two medical plazas and physician offices, a full-service emergency department, and ancillary services such as lab and radiology to support emergency services. Added services will include expansion of the behavioral health and addiction recovery unit to include geriatric behavioral health, and inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care will be offered by third-party providers.

richardsonIt was a great day to fly a kite and celebrate the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Grand Opening and Healthy Kids Day

To better reflect the services available at the Campbell Road facility, its name will change to Methodist Campus for Continuing Care.

“Methodist Richardson Medical Center has served the Richardson area’s health care needs for more than 40 years, and Methodist Health System is committed to ensuring the Campbell Road campus remains viable and vibrant,” remarked Dr. Mansfield. “By expanding our presence and capabilities, we’re equipped to be this area’s trusted health care provider for years to come from our two Richardson locations as well as Methodist clinics located throughout the region.”

Since 2007, Methodist Health System has experienced unprecedented growth — effectively doubling the size of the 85-year-old health care system in the past six years — allowing Methodist to maintain and expand a deep commitment to serving the health care needs of people from all walks of life in North Texas. Later this summer, Methodist Dallas Medical Center will open the new $123 million Charles A. Sammons Tower, and in late March Methodist Mansfield Medical Center broke ground on a new $118 million patient care tower.

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, 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 Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Methodist Richardson Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Richardson, Texas, has offered compassionate medical, surgical, and behavioral health services for more than 40 years. In June 2009, the hospital joined Methodist Health System and changed its name from Richardson Regional Medical Center to Methodist Richardson Medical Center. The hospital was the first health care facility to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, patterned after the renowned Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Methodist Richardson Medical Center is one of only a few in the Dallas area to be named a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center, the highest level of accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Other recognitions include Sleep Disorders Center accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Cancer Center accredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation by American Stroke Association. Additional information is available at


Joe Brown, Manager, Public Relations