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Forest Park Opens $95M Physician-Owned Hospital in Fort Worth

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/12/14  10:49 PM PST
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By Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal

The $95 million Forest Park Medical Center Fort Worth has opened to patients, creating 175 jobs and becoming the latest entrant in North Texas’ highly competitive hospital market.

The 54-bed acute care hospital at 5400 Clearfork Main Street is 70 percent physician-owned, hospital CEO Jim Davis told me in a recent interview.

What differentiates Forest Park Fort Worth from the other hospitals in North Texas is its collaborative approach to providing top-quality, patient-centered care, Davis said.

“It’s not just our quality outcomes that separate us from our competitors, but the outstanding service that goes along with the care that patients receive,” Davis told me. “It’s the right environment, the right atmosphere, the right individuals caring for the patient — and all of that creates better outcomes.”

The new Forest Park hospital is part of a $5 billion hospital-building wave in North Texas to replace aging facilities and meet the demands of a growing population. The biggest of the medical projects include the $1.3 billion Parkland Hospital set to open next year and the $800 million UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital that opened last month, both of which are in Dallas.

The Fort Worth hospital opened to patients Nov. 3. It is the fourth facility developed in North Texas by Neal Richards Group under the Forest Park umbrella since the company was founded in 2009. The others are the flagship in Dallas, plus smaller facilities in Southlake and Frisco. Forest Park also has hospitals in San Antonio and Austin.

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