$11m Hatcher Station Health Center opens in Dallas

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A 44,300 sq. ft. health clinic has recently opened in Dallas, Texas. The Hatcher Station Health Center, previously known as the East Dallas Health Cent...

A 44,300 sq. ft. health clinic has recently opened in Dallas, Texas.

The Hatcher Station Health Center, previously known as the East Dallas Health Center, underwent remodeling by Dallas-based architecture and interiors firm BOKA Powell that was estimated to cost $11.2 million.

The design was developed Frazier Revitalization, Inc. and the center is operated by Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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“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 in a news release. “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.”

The new facility is anticipated to serve up to 75,000 patients annually thanks to the modern and flexible design.

The health center offers basic primary care, behavioral health services, a Women & Infants Specialty Health (WISH) center, a pharmacy, community health and wellness programs, as well as mobile mammography.

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The 66 exam rooms feature a flexible equipment setup that allows providers to utilize unoccupied rooms to respond to demand as patient volumes fluctuate throughout the day, reducing wait times and improving 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.”

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“We’re honored to have partnered with Frazier Revitalization, Inc. and Parkland’s user groups to design this new clinic in an underserved neighborhood of Dallas,” said Don Powell, principal at BOKA Powell. “This project is representative of progress in this community. Its modern, open design is adaptable for multiple uses beyond health care, such as community meetings and events.”  

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