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January 8, 1981

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lO:~e ~.!ak.off N e_w.s_, Thursda_y-Jan'8' 1981 ] i " By LAURAALBRECHT The emergency department will care for routine trauma and medical Plans fern $3.6 million hospital for the Cedar Creek Lake area to be put into emergencies. It will be equipped for operation twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a pationtswhosesurgefyreqluires abhor, stayin an in.patientup tothsetting_ree de providesforsurglcal serv ces and post-operative care for operation by Methodist Hospitals of Dallas were approved by the Cedar Creek week. A separate entrance will provide for access for emergency patients The birthing center will provide an alternative to traditional obstetrical,_mn f.s c( Hospital District Board of Directors last week. transported by ambulance or private car. Emergency transportation for the vices and will provide all medical equipment that is needed. ~h ~c Bill Parisi, executive vice president of Methodist ,Hospitals of Dallas, hospital is to be coordinated with CareFlite Ground Ambulance East. The Cedar Creek Hospital District contains all of the geographic area t~,', ~'~ pre~nted the proposal to the board and said construction would begin as soon as The center will also provide a short term surgery program. This program Mahank school district and extends into Henderson and Van ~e a Certificate of Need is granted by the Texas Health Facilities Commission ---------------- )ecau (THFC). .... ploy( A preliminary floor plan for the 20,000 square foot structure was presented and / ~/ ~ / medical care facilities and services were explained, tsionq Purist said once the Certificate of Need is granted construction on the hospital ._ hey will begin and the completiOncertificatedate could be as early as Fall 1981. /,; / \\ '"' . eive(amit.. The applicant fern of Need presents data to the THFC. The ap- !! ,_, Ill "I ] ..mexam plicantistpprove that there is a need for the proposed project, that it is feasible {!\\ Hellpad /,/i o .... YIY-I.JL~t I ty r and that it will not unnecessarily duplicate services or increase health costs in " the area. Sur'g'o"'y 3 rth,nO C.nter n Hospitals of Dallas recommends that an emergency-surgical-birthing center be constructed in the city of Mabank to serve the residents and immediately surrounding area. The center will serve the health care needs of the entire .... community, and will provide the growing elderly population of the area, growing youth population for reproduction age and weekend visitors, with needed emergency, ambulatory and birthing services, with appropriate linkages to more spcialized facilities should more advanced care be required." Purist said the construction of the hospital will not mean that taxes will be imposed on persons in the Cedar Creek Hospital District. Methodist Hospitals of Dallas is a no,l-profit church affiliated Texas cor- poration which will operate the medical facilities and will be open to everyone, Parisi said. Purist said he hoped that land would be donated for the project. He said that the facilities will provide for immediate health needs in the area. Although the preliminary plans are for ten private rooms, Parisi said the facility can be expanded when needed. ,, "We want a quality institution that will take care of all people who need help, Parisi said. The facility will include a surgical suite, an emergency department, a birthing center, a recovery area, a clincal laboratory, an x-ray department, waiting room, physical therapy, a business office and ten nursing beds for observation and treatment. Methodist Hospitals of Dallas # Our "Shop Athens" Specialty Page will be available . e to you the first Thursday of each month. 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