For many in Fort Worth, the Near Southside has long been known as the Medical District, home to Tarrant County’s five major hospitals as well as dozens of independent medical clinics. Over the years, the institutions and individuals involved in the health sciences have been valuable partners in the area’s revitalization.
Baylor All Saints Medical Center
Major construction over the last several years has transformed the Baylor All Saints campus at the western edge of the Near Southside. The expansion included the new $85 million Paul and Judy Andrews Women’s Hospital, the creation of a new Islet Cell Transplantation Laboratory, and a five-story 120,000 sf medical office building.
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Cook Children’s Health Care System strives to be known nationally for organizing community-wide pediatric health services and delivering patient-centered clinical care through an integrated delivery network. The Cook Children’s hospital campus has become a landmark in the Near Southside and a major expansion is almost complete.
Texas Health Harris Methodist
Harris Methodist provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services and has recently expanded its state-of-the-art facility. Recent projects include the $62 million, 150,000 sf Heart Center and the adjacent Morris Meditation Garden. Construction continues today as Harris strives to provide state-of-the-art healthcare for all patients and convenience for all visitors.
JPS Health Network
In 2008, JPS completed construction of a five-story patient tower with ground level trauma center and adjacent 865-space parking garage – approximately $90 million in new investment. In 2009, JPS completed a beautiful park at Allen Ave. and South Main St. as a tranquil spot for patients and family. These improvements have dramatically transformed the campus, as will future expansions into the former St. Joseph’s property to the north.
Plaza Medical Center
Plaza recently completed a $90 million expansion project that included expansions of the ICU and pharmacy as well as additional operating rooms. These improvements have transformed the appearance of the campus just west of 8th Avenue and have greatly expanded Plaza’s health care services.
Moncrief Cancer Institute
The new Moncrief Cancer Institute campus on W. Magnolia at Jennings will bring another world-class healthcare institution to the Near Southside in 2012. MCI will provide a wide range of services focusing on cancer education, prevention, and research. MCI is a partnership with UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s top medical schools.
Independent Clinics & Offices
While the major hospitals are the largest contributors to the Near Southside’s employment base, there are also hundreds of independent clinics and offices, collectively providing a full range of healthcare and other services and bringing over 8,000 jobs to the Near Southside.