Victory Healthcare Expands in DFW Area

Victory Healthcare announced plans to build a $70 million specialized surgical hospital in Fort Worth, after opening its first surgical hospital in Plano on Oct. 1. The 48,000-square-foot Victory Medical Center Plano features 20 private in-patient suites, five operating suites and three special-procedure rooms.

Victory Healthcare announced plans to build a $70 million specialized surgical hospital in Fort Worth, after opening its first surgical hospital in Plano on Oct. 1. The 48,000-square-foot Victory Medical Center Plano features 20 private in-patient suites, five operating suites and three special-procedure rooms.

Based in The Woodlands, the company plans to intensify its presence in North Texas with the opening of five new hospitals in the next five years, Robert Helms Jr., Victory Healthcare chairman & CEO, told the Dallas Business Journal.

Victory Medical Center Fort Worth, expected to open in early 2014, will be 75,000 square feet and will include eight operating suites, three special-procedure rooms and 25 private in-patient suites. Additionally, the hospital will include a new medical office building of the same size, but the final project will be designed so that the two equal buildings appear to be a single 150,000-square-foot building, the business journal reported.

At the opening, the Fort Worth hospital will employ 100 to 125 people, with plans to grow to 175 people. Meanwhile, Victory Medical Center Plano will employ about 100 nurses, lab technicians, operating room techs, physical therapists and pharmacists.

Currently, the Victory Healthcare network operates in San Antonio, Houston and Plano; two other hospitals are under construction in San Antonio and Beaumont. For the development and construction of the San Antonio hospital, Victory Healthcare is working with Medistar Corp., a company that specializes in the design, development and construction of integrated medical service plazas. It is very likely that the company will work with Medistar on the Fort Worth hospital, too, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Photo rendering of Victory Medical Center Plano, courtesy of Victory Healthcare