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A new building planned for the Texas Medical Center will unite The Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Children’s Hospital under one roof for more robust services to thousands more children with hearing loss.

 

The center’s new 42,000-square-foot facility, slated to break ground this year and open in 2020 near State Highway 288 and South MacGregor Way, is expected to serve twice as many patients annually than the current campus on West Dallas.

 

“A lot of our kids have other issues, so they end up going to Texas Children’s to get those issues addressed. It would be a lot easier on the families if we could locate closer or in the Texas Medical Center,” said Alan L. Smith, The Center for Hearing and Speech’s board chairman.

 

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Already, the center’s $22.5 million capital campaign has raised $7.5 million. Smith said the nonprofit plans to split the proceeds of the building sale with its co-occupant, The Harris Center. After vacating the structure this summer and factoring the cost of a temporary location, leaders estimate adding another $10 million to the fund.

 

“By June, we will have at least $17.5 million, so we’ll have $5 million or less to go,” he said.

 

Texas Children’s Hospital is a longtime member institution of the Texas Medical Center. The Center for Hearing and Speech joined the TMC in 2017.

 

https://www.tmc.edu/news/2019/02/center-for-hearing-and-speech-and-texas-childrens-to-collaborate-on-pediatric-hearing-services-hub/

Map. Also not sure if the old building at 3636 W Dallas is apart of Hanover's Mixed Use project.

 

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I went to the UT Health C3 site this evening and happen to run into this demo across the street.

 

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Demolition went by quickly.  There is a sea of debris to clean up though.

 

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The Center for Hearing and Speech breaks ground on new campus

https://www.tmc.edu/news/2019/07/the-center-for-hearing-and-speech-breaks-ground-on-new-campus/

 

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The Center for Hearing and Speech broke ground today on a new 42,000-square-foot campus in the Texas Medical Center. The new facility, which will be located near State Highway 288 and MacGregor Way, will dramatically increase the number of children the organization can serve.

“It’s really exciting that we will finally have a facility that starts to match the passion and expertise that we have within our walls right now,” said Kyle Swift, CEO of The Center for Hearing and Speech, who addressed the crowd assembled for the groundbreaking. “Today, a common goal brings us together. By taking part in making this a reality, you are helping us create a center of excellence that offers innovative services and support for children with hearing loss in decades to come.”

In addition to the expansion, the new campus will also house medical professionals from Texas Children’s Hospital, including ear, nose, and throat physicians. This arrangement will streamline services and should increase both organizations’ reach for children in the community with hearing loss.

The new facility is slated to open in the fall of 2020. A portion of the $22.5 million capital campaign raised for the new campus will go towards lab equipment, program expansion support and an endowment for building upkeep and maintenance.

The Center for Hearing and Speech, which became a member of the Texas Medical Center in 2017, offers an audiology clinic, a speech-language pathology clinic, and education through the Melinda Webb School, which provides oral deaf education for children ages 18 months to six years. It is the region’s most comprehensive center for children with hearing loss.

 

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