Texas Stroke Institute
February 02, 2016

Region’s largest dedicated neuroscience hospital receives finishing touches

Medical City Plano is hosting an official grand-opening – complete with ribbon-cutting – to mark the completion its dedicated Brain and Spine Hospital on Monday, Feb. 8, at 11:00am.

“With the unveiling of this new gateway to care, the Brain and Spine Hospital now fully embodies in brick and mortar what it has already been for some time now – a national leader in clinical neurosciences,” says Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano.

With $66 million in capital improvements at MCP, the Brain and Spine Hospital can now accommodate up to 34 patients suffering from complex neurological injuries and disorders that require special treatment and 24-hour monitoring. An additional 34 spacious rooms for non-critical patients combine a soothing environment with the latest technology.

MCP recently announced plans to expand its inpatient rehabilitation unit by 20 beds, as part of its commitment to caring for patients with traumatic injuries to the brain and spine.

MCP’s Brain and Spine Hospital is the first in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties to be named a “Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility” by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This distinction, along with housing the Texas Stroke Institute, a regional network of 11 hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, marks it as the most advanced stroke treatment center in the region.

As Medical City Plano earns the designation of a Level I Trauma Center – one of only a handful in North Texas –The Brain and Spine Hospital will ensure that staff and facility will be fully equipped to provide the highest and most comprehensive level of care in the region for traumatic injuries, including those of the brain and spinal cord.