Research Center Profile:
The Medical Center of Plano
Dental and Oral Health
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
The Medical Center of Plano (TMCP) is a small, for-profit, non-community Trauma II hospital. TMCP is a 427-bed acute care hospital providing inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services. Our main healthcare services encompass 5 key service lines: cardiovascular, neurosciences, surgery, women’s, and oncology. TMCA is also a Level Ill state trauma designated site. TMCP has 36 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. Currently TMCP does not have an antimicrobial stewardship program, however, discussions are in progress regarding developing a stewardship program with plans to implement one in the future. Many components of the stewardship program are in place, including IV to PO conversion, renal dosing, pharmacodynamic dosing and formulary streamlining. A multidisciplinary team formulated a successful sepsis program producing superior patient outcomes. TMCP sepsis data has been published in a number of articles and won Best Practice Award at American Society of Health-System Pharmacy convention. In addition TMCP does have an infection control program. There are more than 450 nurses full-time, part-time, and prn on staff.
Established in 1975, The Medical Center of Plano has been at the forefront of medicine for 35 years. As the first and foremost facility of its kind in Collin County, we offer nationally accredited emergency trauma, cardiac and neurosciences care in a state-of-the-art facility, providing world-class care in Plano, Texas.
Our Mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.
Our Vision: As a world class healthcare organization, we will achieve national recognition through the provision of high quality, comprehensive healthcare for the adults and children of our community. We will benefit humanity by transforming the healthcare experience through a culture of family centered care, teamwork, and education while pushing the limits of excellence through discovery, efficiency and advocacy. In partnership with our healthcare colleagues we strive to enhance the human condition through prevention of disease, treatment of illness and pioneering research in the most compassionate and technologically advanced manner possible. As Collin County’s first comprehensive medical center, we pledge to be first in bringing progressive advancements and clinical innovations to the lives of those we serve.
Accreditations, Certifications and Recognitions:
- Magnet Recognition by American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Level II Trauma Center
- Society of Chest Pain Centers Cycle III with PCI
- The Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
- The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Congestive Heart Failure
- The Joint Commission Inpatient Diabetes Certification
- State of Texas Level II Stroke Center
- Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation by ICAEL
- EEG Laboratory Accreditation by Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Accreditation of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET)
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
- UT Southwestern Transplant Services Center Leadership Circle Award
- DFW’s Great 100 Nurses (more than 17 nurses from TMCP since 2007)
- Nurseweek Nurse Exellence Award (9 nurses from TMCP since 2007)
- College of American Pathologist
- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- American College of Radiology
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
- American Diabetes Association
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Spirit of Women Center of Excellence
- Surgical Services produced largest # of harvested tissue, organs, and bone in DFW Metroplex
The Medical Center of Plano specializes in research in the following areas:
- Neurosciences (neurology, neurosurgery, interventional neurology)
- Emergency medicine/ Trauma
- Orthopedic surgery including total joints
- Spine surgery (ortho, neuro, and spinal cord injury)
- Cardiac care (cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular thoracic surgery)
- Surgical specialties of all disciplines (general, breast, spine, cardiovascular, neuro, ortho, colon-rectal, GYN, gastroenterology, vascular, urology)
- Hyperbaric medicine/ Bariatrics
- Woman’s Services
- Wound Care
- Hyperbaric Medicine
- Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine
- Wellness and Prevention
- Cancer Care (oncology, hematology, oncologic surgery)
- Special care units (CCU, ICU, PCU, NICU)
- Neonatal ICU
- Sleep Diagnostic Lab
- Gastrointestinal Services
- Outpatient rehabilitation
The Medical Center of Plano’s main campus, located in the heart of Plano, Texas at Coit and 15th Street, includes the main hospital, inpatient care tower, outpatient surgery center, a Level II Trauma Center, a Wound Care Center, comprehensive stroke services, a comprehensive cancer-treatment center, an outpatient imaging center, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, and medical offices.
|Acute Care beds||427|
|Emergency Room||44 beds|
|Cardiac Cath labs||4 with EP|
|Open Heart Suite||2|
|Intensive Care beds||42|
|Labor and Delivery Suites||23|
|High-Risk Antepartum Unit||15 beds|
|Neonatal, Level IIIB ICU||40 beds|
The Medical Center of Plano strives to be a center of excellence in medical research. We are dedicated to the advancement of science and the implantation of research findings into better and more efficient health care.
We continually strive to provide a research environment that enhances individual growth, collaboration, achievement and recognition.
The principal investigators and sub-investigators at The Medical Center of Plano have expertise in conducting research with participants and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, codes and guidance.
The Medical Staff at The Medical Center of Plano collectively have over thirty-six (36) years of research experience and expertise across seventy (70) different specialties and subspecialties.
Another reason why The Medical Center of Plano stands out is that in addition to teaching, our facility undertakes research and publishes the findings. This redounds to the benefit of the academic institution and its reputation within the region and nation.
Kathryn Jacobson, B.S., CIP; IRB Coordinator - 11 years experience in clinical research
Nicki Roderman, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN; Nursing Research Coordinator - 10 years experience in clinical research
The primary service area will have a projected population of slightly over 360,000 residents by 2012. Secondary markets range in 2012 projected population from 49,989 residents in the far North to 294,229 residents in the South. By 2012, the combined service area population exceeds one million residents.
Project Populations 2012: Service Area and Population
Primary Service Area 360,020
Secondary Service Area (SSA) – North 244,121
SSA – East 145,802
SSA – South 294,229
SSA – Far North 49,989
The Medical Center of Plano’s service area population is projected to grow at a rate faster than that of the State of Texas and more than three times faster than that of the nation. The fastest growing areas of the market are to the North, Far North, and East.
Project Population Growth (2007-2012): Service Area and Growth Rate
Primary Service Area 13.2%
SSA – North 33.9%
SSA – East 27.2%
SSA – South 6.1%
SSA – Far North 29.9%
State of Texas 7.6%
Real increase of new lives, rather than rate of growth, is more a reliable predictor of future healthcare demand. U.S. Census Bureau projections show significant real growth within The Medical Center of Plano’s secondary service areas to the North and East.
New Lives Projected Population Growth (2007-2012): Service Area and Growth (Lives)
Primary Service Area 41,851
SSA – North 61,773
SSA – East 31,185
SSA – South 16,826
SSA – Far North 11,516
In conclusion, The Medical Center of Plano is geographically located within a community experiencing double digit growth coupled with the designation of the highest median income among larger cities with a population of 250,000. This unique business opportunity is further enhanced by proven business plan strategies to attract patient volumes and shift market share.
In addition to double-digit population growth, median household incomes within The Medical Center of Plano’s primary service area are almost double that of the State. Likewise, household incomes are very strong within service areas to the northeast, north, and northwest.
Median Household Incomes (2012): Service Area and HH Income
Primary Service Area $93,243
SSA – North $93,793
SSA – East $81,265
SSA – South $68,903
SSA – Far North $73,618
State of Texas $50,767
Furthermore, USA Today reported in September, 2009 “According to recent census figures, Plano had the highest median income among larger cities with a population of 250,000 or greater, at $85,003 [in 2008]”.
The combination of growing and affluent market results in tremendous competition for a discerning, well educated, high-end consumer.
The Medical Center of Plano has been involved in clinical research since 1975, and to meet the institution’s vision of becoming a world-class research facility, established an on-site Institutional Review Board in July of 2009.
The research culture at The Medical Center of Plano is defined as a tradition of scholarly activities related to the production of new knowledge. As an institution of higher education through graduate medical education, The Medical Center of Plano aims at developing critical and independent inquiry for the advancement of knowledge observing the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
The Medical Center of Plano seeks to bring about improvement in instruction and extension to propel higher education in being excellent, more relevant and responsive to the needs of a globally competitive but locally responsive human resource base.
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