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DALLAS, TX

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth Announces New Facility for Fort Worth Residents

New Facility to Break Ground in Early 2013


DALLAS, October 29, 2012 – Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth today announced the purchase of 5.3 acres of land with plans to construct a new replacement hospital to be located on Park Place Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas.  The new facility will replace its current facility, located at 750 12th  Avenue in Fort Worth. 

The three-story, 77,000-square-foot, acute care replacement hospital is expected to break ground in May 2013 with an estimated completion in August 2014.

Jones Lang LaSalle DFW Market President Paul Whitman, Managing Director Todd Burnette and Vice President Ryan Matthews negotiated the land purchase on behalf of Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth.  The firm’s Senior Vice President Jonathan Vidaurri will manage the construction project.  The architect on the project is PageSoutherlandPage.

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth is a joint venture with the Baylor Health Care System, United Surgical Partners International and local physicians, who since 1998 have provided quality, patient-centered care. The replacement facility will enhance the broad range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, specializing in orthopedic, spine, pain management, urology, general, plastic, and ear, nose and throat surgery. Additionally, the advanced technology will improve healthcare professionals’, increase patient safety and ultimately improve the quality of care provided.

“The project marks the beginning of a new chapter for our hospital system,” said CEO of Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth, Roger Rhodes.  “Healthcare is rapidly changing and our goal as an industry leader is to remain on the cutting edge of service for our patients, doctors and community.”

The new facility features 30 inpatient beds, 14 operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency room for minor emergencies, an imaging suite equipped with digital X-ray, CT scanner and MRI, convenient parking, wireless Internet access, flat screen monitors in each patient room and an uncommon commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.  

About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.2 billion in total assets and $502 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2011 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services).  Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 180 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.

About United Surgical Partners
USPI, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, currently has ownership interests in or operates 204 domestic facilities, of which 143 are jointly owned with not-for-profit healthcare systems.  As a leader in the industry, USPI’s mission is to provide first class surgical services to the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.