In a cutting ceremony on Nov. 17, Cook Children’s Medical Center unveiled its anticipated children’s hospital in Prosper. The new facility is located at 4100 University Drive as part of a 23-acre campus on Windsong Parkway and Highway 380.
The facility includes an emergency department, pediatric ICU, operating and procedure room, medical/surgical ward, outpatient infusion center, lab and pharmacy services, as well as an on-site pharmacy. The healthcare provider expects to have 549 medical professionals and support staff working at the center by the end of the year.
The hospital already has an established presence in North Texas, helping more than 260,000 children at 17 primary care centers in Collin and Denton counties.
“Families in this fast-growing region can be reassured to know that there is no need to drive long distances to see board-certified pediatricians, specialists, intensivists, hospital physicians and emergency room physicians,” said Rick W. Merrill, president and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System in an official statement. “Their child’s medical needs can be met here by our excellent team in Prosper.”
The spaces in the new state-of-the-art facility are designed to meet the needs of children, including their own perspectives as they move through the building. The rooms are bathed in bright colors and feature storybook murals to capture children’s attention and stimulate their imaginations as they wait to enter the doctor’s room.
In honor of Cook Children’s roots in Cowtown, the ceilings of the facility’s entrance feature a Sistine Chapel-esque painting of flying cows, a theme echoed throughout the walls of the center and in the lobby of the specialty clinic where guests enjoy enormous flying cow mobiles.
In addition to stunning design, the facility features technology focused on patient satisfaction. The rooms are equipped with TVs that can be used to communicate with Cook Children’s professionals who work on other campuses. In addition, families can access information about the patient’s care team and daily schedule through the MyCookChildrens app.
The medical campus in Prosper marks the first Cook Children’s Hospital built outside of the flagship medical campus in Fort Worth and is expected to open to the public by the end of the year.