Scottish Rite Hospital


     After 95 years at the same site in Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is branching out. Recognizing the need for a patient access point in the fast-growing northern suburbs, Scottish Rite Hospital has chosen to build a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, as approximately 25% of its patient families reside in areas north of Dallas. The facility, to be located on 40 acres at the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway, will be an extension of the original Dallas campus and will initially offer clinic visits and day surgeries for children with orthopedic issues.

     For major surgeries and some other services, patients will be referred to the original campus at Oak Lawn and Maple Avenues where the focus will continue to be treating patients with orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The hospital sees patients from birth through 18 years of age and is known for providing excellent care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

     One key piece of the new Frisco facility will be the hospital’s sports medicine practice, which provides specialized treatment for sports-related orthopedic conditions and concussions, and includes a sports injury prevention and education program to improve athletic safety within schools and local sports teams. The sports medicine team focuses on treating children whose growth plates are still open, which generally means girls younger than 14 and boys younger than 16. Other orthopedic conditions to be treated at the Frisco facility include scoliosis, hip conditions, and foot disorders, as well as bone breaks in the new fracture clinic. In addition to its clinical services, the hospital will bring its research arm and its mission to educate future orthopedic specialists.

     The multi-million dollar ambulatory care center's campus design is still in the works, including the possibility of adding sports fields and other community amenities. The hospital plans to have a conference center and auditorium at the Frisco campus for medical and staff meetings. When not in use by the hospital, the space would be available for public use. “We want to be engaged in the community in the Frisco area,” hospital president and CEO Robert Walker said.

     Naming opportunities and donor recognition for facility spaces within and around the new North Campus are available.