The City of Celina today confirmed reports that Scottish Rite for Children has purchased a 76-acre parcel of land at the Dallas North Tollway and Collin County Outer Loop.
Scottish Rite for Children becomes the second major North Texas healthcare provider to stake claim to land that sits alongside the future Tollway expansion route in Celina. Methodist Health Center announced the purchase of land for the new Celina Medical Center in late January.
“Having spent nearly my entire life in North Texas, I have grown to appreciate and value the incomparable reputation for specialized care that Scottish Rite for Children has earned here and across the globe,” said Celina Mayor Sean Terry. “To know that generations of families in Celina will be cared for by such an elite and caring team of healthcare professionals is something everyone in our City should celebrate and welcome.”
“Celina is thrilled to welcome Scottish Rite for Children to what is becoming a healthcare corridor along the new Tollway expansion,” said Celina City Manager Jason Laumer. “With so many families moving to this community, having adequate care for children is going to be imperative, and Celina will be fortunate to have some of the most skilled pediatric specialists in the country treating our young residents.”
Scottish Rite for Children began serving North Texas families in 1921. The Celina site will be their fourth facility on or near the Dallas North Tollway. The original location on Welborn Street sits just off the Tollway and Oak Lawn in Dallas. Two facilities were recently opened in Frisco, one at The Star and another at the Tollway and Lebanon.
“Having journeyed through the horrifying experience of a child diagnosed with cancer and seeing healthcare professionals give my son a second chance at life, I deeply appreciate healthcare facilities like Scottish Rite for Children that specialize in treating kids,” said Celina Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wendie Wigginton. “I am grateful that Scottish Rite will be in Celina to help families whose children face an unplanned fight for their life get the care and comfort they need to survive.”
No construction dates or plans have been announced.