Scottish Rite Hospital consistently ranks in the top 10 for U.S. hospitals specializing in pediatric orthopedics nationally, and Lacy said that adding a second campus for the health system will allow them to provide care for more children. It will also expand their ability to continue as a leader in research and education.
“Scottish Rite for Children has its niche, which focuses on treating children whose growth plates are still open,” said Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., chief of staff at Scottish Rite Hospital. “This can be very different than treating an adult for the same condition.”
“It is rare to dedicate an entire sports medicine facility to pediatric athletes,” Ellis added. “But with Frisco regarded as one of the best places in the country to raise an athlete, it should also be one of the safest places in the country to raise an athlete.”
While the medical facility is now treating patients, the construction team is finishing the playground and associated playground pavilion buildings, and design work is set to begin on the facility’s therapy pools adjacent to the sports therapy gym.
This was a special project for Lacy, who has worked on dozens of Scottish Rite Hospital projects since joining the firm in 2004.
“Over the years, I have come to understand Scottish Rite Hospital has a special culture that is hard to describe in words,” he said. “The way that they care for the whole child, not just their condition, and the way they demonstrate respect for all the people that enter their facility, from the patients and their families to the center’s staff—and even those of us that are consultants and vendors. Scottish Rite Hospital is quite a special place, and it is super-fulfilling to see this project emerge from a multi-year master plan and validation phase to become the building that opened last month, and know how many lives that this place will touch and improve.”