Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano held a carnival-themed, 25th anniversary event on May 15, where employees, physicians, volunteers and their families celebrated this important milestone for the hospital. More than 750 people enjoyed an afternoon of carnival games, food, clowns and a strolling magician who kept the crowds entertained.

Among those in attendance at the celebration were Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano’s leadership team, including Christy Escandon R.N., chief nursing officer; Josh Floren, FACHE, president and Stephen K. Hadzima, M.D., chief medical officer, pictured below.

Part of the celebration saw the hospital’s past presidents recognized for their contributions to Texas Health Plano’s ongoing success. Pictured below from left are Mike Evans, R.N., M.S., past president; Phil Wentworth, past president; Josh Floren, FACHE, current president and Jeff Canose, M.D., FACHE, past president and current senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Texas Health Resources.

25 Years of Expansion, Innovation & Healing

Today a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano opened in January 1991, and has not stopped growing!

Over the years additions and expansions have included a $1 million expansion of their labor and delivery unit; an $86 million building project, which doubled the size of the hospital’s campus; a Level II NICU with 18 beds; a $130 million expansion, adding 160 beds including 26 critical care beds, 45 bed Level IIIb NICU as well as the largest emergency department in Collin County; a new Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center; electrophysiology lab in the Texas Health Plano Heart & Vascular Center; as well as a $25.4 million perioperative services expansion, including four new operating rooms designed specifically for orthopedic surgery, and a fifth for scoliosis and spine surgery. Meanwhile in February this year the hospital broke ground on an operating room expansion of an additional 5 operating rooms and 3rd endoscopy suite, a $25 million project.

That’s quite the legacy and certainly a good reason to celebrate!

The following images were taken during the 25th anniversary celebration event of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano:

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