Southlake Specialty Care Center opens with “family fun party”

June 16, 2011

Children’s Medical Center www.childrens.com will mark the grand opening of its new $21 million Southlake Specialty Care Center on Saturday with a five-hour celebration for children and adults alike.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place outside the new medical building at 470 E. State Highway 114 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting and remarks at 10 a.m.

The celebration will feature bounce houses, rock wall climbing, a bungee trampoline, a train, face painting, games, music, live performances and a food tent, including snow cones. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee will be there, along with teammates Sam Hurd and Sean Lee and former Cowboys players Drew Pearson and Everson Walls. Rowdy and Rangers Captain, mascots for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, also will attend.

The new 34,000-square foot, green-friendly facility, on 10 acres of land, is on State Highway 114 between N. Carroll Ave. and N. White Chapel Boulevard. Street parking will be available along Kirkwood Boulevard and Southmont Drive. A shuttle will run between the party and an overflow parking lot at 950 E. State Highway 114.

The medical complex offers outpatient pediatric specialties, outpatient surgeries, lab services and physical rehabilitation. Doctors will begin seeing patients there June 22, but parents can start making appointments now by calling 817-730-KIDS (5437).

Pediatric specialty services offered at the new care center include cardiology, endocrinology, epilepsy treatment, gastroenterology, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic and craniofacial surgery, psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, rheumatology, sports medicine, urology, nutrition, audiology, speech therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, fluoroscopy, MRIs and ultrasounds.

About Children’s Medical Center

Children's Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit system and is the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information about Children’s, please visit www.childrens.com.