JPS To Purchase Site for New Clinic in Southwest Tarrant County
July 20, 2022, Fort Worth — JPS Health Network leaders are pleased to announce the location of the next primary care medical clinic, Medical Home Southwest Tarrant, to be constructed at the intersection of Mesa Springs Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth.
The JPS Health Network Board of Managers on July 14 unanimously approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Kroger Texas for the property for the price of $4,050,000. Members of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the agreement on July 12.
JPS Medical Home Southwest Tarrant is slated to be the first major project of the JPS Bond Program. The facility will be built by Byrne Construction Services, Post L Group, and SBL Architecture, with plans to break ground in fall 2022.
“The acquisition of the land in Precinct 1 is another exciting step in the expansion of our healthcare services within the Tarrant County community,” said Dr. Karen Duncan, JPS Health Network President and CEO. “This new medical home will provide better access to care for residents in Southwest Tarrant County, allowing them to connect to services that were not previously available.”
The new medical home is in the 76123 zip code and will primarily serve residents of Fort Worth’s Wedgwood neighborhood in Southwest Tarrant County. This community showed the highest growth and the greatest need for additional healthcare services.
The medical home model allows patients to access care under one roof for convenience and efficiency. The new clinic will include primary care services as well as other ancillary healthcare services to address the socioeconomic needs of the community.
“I am excited that the first project approved under the JPS bond issue is the medical home for Precinct 1,” said Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, who represents Precinct 1. “Medical homes are an integral part of JPS Health Network’s goal to bring comprehensive healthcare including community-based mental health care to the neighborhoods where our residents live. This is a first step in building a world class healthcare system for our county and state.”
About JPS Health Network:
The Tarrant County Hospital District, known as JPS Health Network, is a tax-supported organization serving the healthcare needs of families in Tarrant County. Home to Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center, JPS provides adult inpatient care at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and offers comprehensive services including primary care, behavioral health, and pharmacy at more than 25 community locations. JPS is governed by an 11-member Board of Managers, whose members are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.
JPS was named the Best Hospital for America by Washington Monthly magazine and the Lown Institute in 2020, and Outstanding Healthcare System by D CEO Magazine.