Dallas-based Metroplex Clinical Research Center (MCRC) and Rheumatology Associates have opened their new 22,500-square-foot complex featuring rheumatology services and phase I-IV research services under one roof.
Founded in 1984 by rheumatologists Dr. Roy Fleischmann and Dr. Stanley Cohen, both the practice and MCRC have deep roots in North Texas.
“MCRC and Rheumatology Associates have served and have access to over 35,000 patients,” said Sara Hibbard, COO. "This arrangement provides patients of Rheumatology Associates access to cutting-edge clinical research studies.”
The facility features 22 exam rooms, infusion rooms, a full-service X-ray department, and a CLIA-certified laboratory. Within the 5,000-square-foot phase I unit are ACLS-certified critical care staff, 24-hour physician coverage, overnight accommodations for up to six patients, and recreation and lounge facilities.
The phase I unit will be expanded in 2010 to increase the inpatient capacity to 12.