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Methodist Charlton Medical Center Builds New Emergency Department

Methodist Charlton Medical Center Builds New Emergency Department

Methodist Health System announced plans today to break ground on a major three-story addition to Methodist Charlton Medical Center. A new 40,000 square foot Emergency Department (ED) located at Wheatland Road and Bolton Boone Drive will almost double the size of the current ED and increase the number of beds from 45 to 70.

Fran Laukaitis, President of Methodist Charlton Medical Center states, “The new ED will also have larger waiting and patient triage areas that will seat and treat patients more efficiently and more comfortably. More space makes the emergency room a more welcoming and accessible community resource. A new emergency department exemplifies the ongoing commitment of Methodist Health System to ensure that those who live in the southern sector of Dallas receive outstanding quality healthcare.”

The new ED will include more trauma rooms, expanded ambulance bays, and new imaging equipment that will allow patients to be scanned without being moved for testing.

Jeffrey Butterfield, M.D., Medical Director of the Emergency Department states, “Many of our patients are admitted to Methodist Charlton through our ED. This new state of the art department will help provide shorter wait times and overall a better patient experience.”

Methodist Health System is investing in the southern sector of Dallas at this time despite the uncertainties and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Pam Stoyanoff, President and Chief Operating Officer of Methodist Health System, “Methodist Health System has served the southern sector of Dallas for more than 92 years. It shares a very special bond with the communities it serves. Currently Methodist Health System provides the only two hospitals and trauma centers south of downtown Dallas. The new ED project will include an entire shelled floor for additional patient rooms when needed. As well, the building is designed to expand vertically to accommodate at least four additional floors.”

Methodist Health System Board Chair Julie Yarbrough adds, “The new ED at Methodist Charlton reflects the dedication of Methodist Health System to its mission to improve and save lives through compassionate quality healthcare. As part of its successful expansion across the DFW area over the last eleven years, Methodist Health System has invested $175 million in Methodist Charlton, including a new oncology unit, an expanded cardiology and robotics departments, and construction of a new patient tower. A new ED is the next investment of Methodist Health System in the evolution of healthcare in the southern sector of Dallas as it continues to pursue its vision for the future—to be the trusted choice for health and wellness.”

The Emergency Department at Methodist Charlton is recognized across the area as a designated Level III trauma facility. The new ED will provide the equipment necessary for specialty trauma teams to treat patients with critical injuries and the space to treat many patients simultaneously.

Construction on the new emergency department will begin in early 2021 with an expected opening in summer 2022.

For artist renderings, location b-roll, and interviews with Methodist leadership, here’s a Dropbox link:

Interviews, in order are:

  1. Fran Laukaitis, MHS, BSN, RN, FACHE
  2. President, Methodist Charlton Medical Center
  3. Pam Stoyanoff
  4. President and Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Health System
  5. James (Jim) Scoggin, Jr.
  6. Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Health System
  7. Jeffrey Butterfield, MD
  8. Medical Director, Emergency Department, Methodist Charlton Medical Center