Opening February 2014
Scott & White Healthcare is building a five-story specialty pediatric clinic adjacent to McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple. The 112,000 square-foot, $32 million facility will coordinate both outpatient and inpatient pediatric specialty services and physicians in one convenient location. This facility will greatly expand the opportunities for comprehensive, personalized and high-quality care for Central Texas children.
During construction, some entrances and exits will be blocked. Get a map of the campus, here.
"Building the clinic next to the hospital creates a center of care for children unlike any other in this region," said Reddy Beeram, MD, physician-in-chief for McLane Children’s and chairman of pediatrics at Scott & White Healthcare. "We are so excited, especially since less than one year ago we opened McLane Children’s Hospital. The specialty clinic will be home to most of our pediatric specialties, providing the space for advanced care and services. By creating one central location at McLane Children’s, we are able to enhance the unique model of an integrated disciplinary approach to pediatric health care."
Construction on the new clinic is expected to take a little over a year, with the building scheduled to open in February 2014. The building is being constructed on the McLane Children’s campus to allow it to be connected in the future expansion to a new hospital bed tower. Get a map of the campus during construction, here.
"This beautiful building is a great new step in the formation of a campus full of health care and clinical service devoted to children, all built around the McLane Children’s Hospital," said John Boyd III, MD, CEO and chief medical officer of McLane Children’s. "We are pulling together the clinical specialties and services that are shaping McLane Children’s into the single destination of care for the patients and families of this region of Texas."
The specialty clinic will initially include the following pediatric services:
- General pediatrics
- Adolescent Medicine
- Urgent Care and After-Hours clinic
- Drive-Thru Pharmacy
- Resident Continuity Clinic
- Refreshment kiosk
- Business office
- Social work
- Medical Records
- Research Department
- General surgery
- Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
- Cerebral Palsy Clinic
- Infectious Disease
- Administrative offices
- Resident education
Pediatric Neurosciences Center with:
- Child Development
- Child Psychiatry & Psychology
- McLane Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Speech Pathology
- Plastic Surgery
- Cleft Palate Clinic
- 95-Seat Auditorium
The specialty clinic building will house more than 80 highly specialized physicians, residents and fellows, and approximately 200 support staff. The building will have a total of 135 exam rooms, 13 treatment rooms and eight specialty rooms. A drive-through pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory services will also be part of the new building.
The Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a key feature of the new building. Made possible by a special donation, the new center will be 8,000 square feet, more than doubling the size of the existing pediatric cancer center. There will be two treatment rooms and nine infusion bays, all designed with children in mind, creating a comfortable and inviting environment for all.
A Pediatric Neurosciences Center is another example of the enhanced services the new clinic will bring. The Neurosciences Center will contain child psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and child development.
"A pediatric neurosciences center is a very rare offering," said Dr. Beeram. "It will allow us to provide care for children who have psychological, social, and neurological issues. Parents of these children know how hard it is to find the right kind of care in a one-stop, convenient location."
The building will also include specialty clinics that treat cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, and cleft palate. McLane Children’s provides advanced capabilities like these to better serve the children of Central Texas.