City Council members and City staff joined representatives from Methodist Richardson Medical Center (MRMC) for the opening of the first of two new floors that are part of the facility’s $85 million expansion. The new, sixth floor features 50 beds with 25 soon to follow. The total expansion includes 150 private patient rooms, the hospital’s ninth operating room and a 671-space, seven-story parking garage.

The hospital, located at 2831 E. President George Bush Turnpike, opened in 2014 but fast-tracked expansion plans due to an increased demand for specialized patient care.