Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Health plans new Prosper pediatric hospital

The town of Prosper now has two health care firms planning to build children’s hospitals along U.S. Highway 380.

Dallas-based Children’s Heath announced Thursday morning that it bought 72 acres at the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. 380 to develop a medical campus with a hosptial.

A few hours later, Fort Worth-based Cook Children’s Health Care System said it’s also building a new hospital less than three miles away in Prosper’s Windsong Ranch development.

“With more than one million patient encounters each year, Cook Children’s is proud of its far-reaching reputation that attracts patients and families from all over the world,” Rick Merrill, president and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System, said in a statement. “Our full intent is to offer leading edge technology and services that when combined with our integrated delivery model brings an outstanding patient and family experience.”

The Cook Children’s hospital will be located west of the tollway on Cook Children’s north campus, a 23-acre site at Windsong Parkway and U.S. 380.

The medical firm is already building a first-phase primary and urgent care services center on the property that will open this fall.

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

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