A New Development, for the Benefit of the Sick
- Jul 08, 2015
By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor
Dallas-based architecture firm BOKA Powell recently completed the design work for the Hatcher Station Health Center, an $11.2 million clinic developed by Frazier Revitalization Inc. and operated by Parkland Health and Hospital System.
The 44,300-square-foot clinic is located at 4600 Scyene Road, near Fair Park in Dallas. It features 66 exam rooms that have flexible equipment setups. According to an official press statement, this allows providers to make use of unoccupied rooms, which, in turn, reduces wait times and improves efficiency.
“The community’s response to the new clinic has been overwhelming,” said Jane Hunley, interim site administrator at Hatcher Station Health Center. “During the health center’s first week of operation, about 1,500 patients were served by primary-care physicians, pathology, radiology, women’s services and patient financial services. These included scheduled appointments, as well as walk-in services. In addition, more than 800 prescriptions were dispensed by the pharmacy.”
The new facility, which is expected to serve as many as 75,000 patients annually, offers basic primary care; behavioral health services; a Women & Infants Specialty Health center; a pharmacy; community health and wellness programs; and a mobile mammography.
“The clinic was designed to efficiently and effectively deliver community health services for adults, geriatrics, women and children in an underserved part of Dallas,” said Sean Kirton, senior project designer for BOKA Powell. “This project is a part of the community, and was developed in partnership with the community, offering residents easy access to primary care rather than traveling long distances to the main hospital and sitting in the emergency room.”