DALLAS — Wilmer Eye, the nation’s premier research institute for health and disease, announced Tuesday it has a $10.6 billion expansion, with the goal of creating more than 500 new positions and adding more than 400 research labs.
The hospital-based institution in South Dallas will add 1,600 positions, or 10% of its current workforce, the largest in Texas.
Wilmer said the move, made to meet a growing demand for care in the Dallas area, would also support the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.
Wilmer will be the largest single hospital in the state to receive a $2 billion infusion from the state of Texas, with its $1.6 million funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Agency.
Wilmers flagship hospital in Dallas will be relocated to the northwest, moving about 4,000 employees from the downtown campus to a new facility.
The campus will also include an indoor medical intensive care unit and an ambulatory surgical center.
The University of North Texas also will receive $1 billion in federal funds.
Wilmers new campus will include a large, state-of-the-art, indoor medical complex and a $3 billion health-care complex.
Wilms new hospital will be located in the northwest area, just east of downtown.
The hospital is expected to be ready for use by the end of the year, with plans to open by 2020.
The move will not only support Wilmer’s expansion, but also Wilmer-Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital, which is expanding by an additional 800 beds.
Wilmarlis new expansion will also create a $1 million research and development center for medical devices and an additional $250 million to expand the institute’s research and clinical research capabilities, Wilmer said.
Wilming has expanded its operations to the northern portion of the state, with an expansion of its hospital and a hospital-style outpatient center for patients with acute and chronic conditions.
The hospital has more than $2.5 billion in debt, and has a staff of about 456 employees.
Wilmears new hospital is set to be built near the University Health Science Centers campus, which Wilmer already has, and will be home to a newly designed outpatient complex.
More than 1,000 health-related positions will be added at the new Wilmer, which has more doctors, nurse practitioners, surgeons and technicians than any other hospital in Texas, Wilmears CEO Dr. James M. Wilms said.
The institute’s mission is to provide care to the entire Dallas-Fortier area, he said.
The university’s expansion will bring Wilmers total staff to about 1,400 people, Wilms added.
“This expansion is the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication by our employees,” Wilmows vice president for health affairs, Brian W. Jaffe, said in a statement.
“The new facilities, equipment and staff will help Wilmer deliver care at a high level for the entire region.”
Wilmer is a leading leader in health care and has expanded into areas ranging from pediatric health care to mental health care.
Wilmed has also opened a new research facility for clinical research in the Northwest and added an indoor surgical complex to the northeast.
The institute has more staff than any university in Texas and has more hospital beds than any hospital in North Texas, according to the Texas Association of Health Plans.
Wilmer is one of the nation\’s largest health care providers, having nearly 2,700 doctors, 1,200 nurse practitioners and more than 900 surgical technicians in the region, according a recent analysis of data from the National Alliance for State Health Plans and the National Center for Health Statistics.
The health care institution has more beds than almost any hospital and has about 10,000 outpatient clinics, the analysis found.
Wilmartis hospitals specialty in medicine includes orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery and emergency surgery.
It also includes more than 700 surgical centers.
Wilmdies primary care practice in Dallas-Ft.
Worth is home to the nation`s leading orthopedics practice.
Wilmartis health care specialty includes neurosurgery and neurology.