Baylor Health Care System officials announced today that the System has purchased land in Terrell, Texas, for a future health care site. The purchase price will not be disclosed.
Approximately 53 acres were purchased in Terrell at the northwest corner of I-20 and Spur 557. While there is no specific plan for the future development, this significant capital investment was made to develop a regional medical campus over the long term.
"Over the next year, Baylor will study the needs of the community to determine the types of services and facilities to offer," said Gary Brock, chief operating officer, Baylor Health Care System. "It is estimated that Terrell's population will grow 15.3 percent between 2006 and 2011. This is an exciting time to expand our presence in Terrell, offering advanced medical services based on the community need."
Currently, Baylor Health Care System has a facility in Terrell through HealthTexas Provider Network, Baylor's affiliated physician organization. The Family Medical Center of Terrell has served the community for more than 20 years. With four board certified physicians on staff, the center provides newborn care, pediatrics and women's health services, and treats a wide variety of adult medical conditions.
"I know I speak for all of the Citizens of Terrell in enthusiastically welcoming Baylor as they plan for this new regional medical facility," said Terrell Mayor, Hal Richards. " Mr. Brock and his associates will find themselves partnering with a can-do City focused on carefully growing a community where people can work, raise a family, and enjoy all of the benefits of living in a traditional American Home Town."
Baylor Health Care System is a network of hospitals, primary care and specialty care centers, rehabilitation clinics, affiliated ambulatory surgery centers and the Baylor Research Institute. One of the largest private-sector employers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Baylor employs more than 16,000 people and has more than 2,700 physicians on its medical staffs. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System will report $390 million in community benefit to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Baylor Medical Campus is within the Terrell Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone which was established late last year to stimulate development and further establish Terrell as a regional destination. Terrell is situated in North Central Kaufman County, which abuts Dallas County, between two major highways, I-20 and U.S.80, connecting the city with the cities of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth. Terrell has a long history of being a regional center for shopping and health care. For more information on Economic Development in the area please visit http://www.terrelltexas.com/economic.htm.
Contact: Wendy Walker, (214) 820-4581
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