Metrocrest Hospital Authority
4325 N. Josey Lane, Plaza 3 Suite 107
Carrollton, TX  75010

Telephone: (972) 247-8023
FAX:(972) 247-8095

Charles Heath, CEO

A Brief History of and Background on the Metrocrest Hospital Authority

The Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) was created in December, 1975 by the City of Farmers Branch under Chapter 262 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, The Texas Municipal Hospital Authority Act. The Authority is an instrumentality of the State of Texas, a political subdivision and a unit of local government. It has the power of eminent domain and enjoys sovereign immunity. The primary mission of the Authority is to create a quality healthcare environment for both providers and users and to ensure that the Authority remains in a position to meet the health care needs in its service area.

MHA Staff
The Authority employs five personnel in the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Assistant, Property Manager, and Maintenance Engineer.

Through the collective assistance of a competent, 10 member, non-compensated Board of Directors, an effective hospital administration team, and high quality professional staff, the Authority strives to achieve its goal of ensuring the establishment and maintenance of the highest quality health care for its communities.

The original name of the Authority was the Farmers Branch Hospital Authority. The Metrocrest name was chosen in the late 1980s to better represent all of the communities the Authority serves, including North Dallas, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Coppell, Addison and The Colony.

Its two anchor facilities are general, acute care community hospitals, Dallas Medical Center at Webb Chapel and LBJ in Farmers Branch, and Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton at Hebron and Josey.

Major capital improvement programs were initiated in 1982, 1989 and 2003, funded by taxable municipal revenue bond issues. In the first campaign a new patient tower was erected at RHD Memorial Medical Center, now Dallas Medical Center and Trinity Medical Center, now Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton was built. In the 1989 expansion a new emergency room, labor delivery post partum complex, new operating rooms and many other renovations were made at Trinity, along with a third physician office building. A fourth physician office tower and a parking garage were constructed at RHD Memorial Medical Center, and a new emergency room and major renovations were made. In 1998 a new outpatient pavilion was built at RHD Memorial Medical Center. This project utilized the remaining bond funds and was augmented by capital reserves from the Authority. In the 2003 program a new patient tower, an imaging center and a women's center were built at Trinity Medical Center. Major existing hospital renovations were made there as well.

The hospitals were self-operated from 1975 until 1982 by the Authority. In August 1982, National Medical Enterprises, now Tenet Healthsystems took on daily operating responsibilities under a 25 year contract. This agreement expired in 2007.

In August 2006, The Authority announced that Hospital Partners of America (HPA) would operate the hospitals at the expiration of the Tenet lease. HPA´s plan was to complete a physician syndication at both facilities with HPA being the majority owner and the new entity would operate both facilities. HPA completed the syndication at Trinity Medical Center with physician participation of 29% and the remaining 71% HPA. The new entity was known as Trinity MC,LLC. The lease was signed March 9, 2008. HPA was not successful with a syndication at RHD and continued to operate the facility.

HPA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy September 24, 2008 and it was converted to a chapter 7 November 20, 2008.

Baylor Healthcare System purchased HPA's shares of the Trinity MC,LLC from the bankruptcy court and began operating the hospital June, 2009.

RHD Memorial Medical Center was leased to Dallas Medical Center, LLC March 1, 2010 and the name was changed to Dallas Medical Center. The facility was sold to Prime A Investment, LLC on September 16, 2013.

Revenue Under Lease
MHA owns two hospitals which are leased to hospital operators. Its facility in Carrollton is leased to TMC,LLC, of which the majority partner is Baylor Healthcare System. It is operated under the name Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton. The lease term is 25 years with (3) renewal options of 5 years each.

Other Revenues

MHA owns 3 medical office buildings. Individual office suites are leased to physicians. Additional income received from various ground lease payments, including a skilled nursing center, assisted living center and Chase branch bank. The Authoritys excess cash is invested according to the Texas Public Funds Investment Act, which allows primarily investments that are backed by the full faith and credit of the US Federal Government.

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The Medical Office Buildings at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton

The medical office buildings (MOB’s) at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton are comprised of 3 separate buildings. Plaza 1 and 2 purchased by Metrocrest Hospital Authority in February, 2003 from the Trinity Professional Physicians Association (TPPA). Plaza 1 is a three-story building built in 1985 with rentable square footage of 48,983. Plaza 2 is also a three-story building, built in 1987, there are 15 physician offices and has a rentable square footage of 48,915. Plaza 3 was built with bond funds in 1989 and has 52,000 square feet.

Pediatric Place

The Pediatric Place was formerly Easter Seals. The Easter Seals building was purchased by MHA in 2003 for future medical office space. It is a one story building with approximately 30,000 square feet. At this time Easter Seals society is occupying 12,000 square feet. Our focus was to convert the building to a pediatric center. The building was then renovated on the outside and the name was changed to reflect a "pediatric environment". The building is leased to pediatric physicians and a pediatric dentist. It is managed by the MHA management staff.

Trinity North Plaza

Trinity North is a medical office building in The Colony and was built in 1997. The two-story 35,000 square foot building is near Lake Lewisville and is equipped with medical diagnostic services. This facility was sold to the City of The Colony in June 2019.

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton is a 237-bed acute care facility located at 4343 North Josey Lane in Carrolton. Established in 1985, Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services to the people of North Dallas and surrounding communities.

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, formerly known as Trinity Medical Center is an acute care medical center with 338,000 square feet located on 14.31 acres. Metrocrest Hospital Authority also owns 3 medical office buildings on the Baylor campus.

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton is centrally located on campus with a total of 53.35 acres.

Atria Retirement and Assisted Living Center

Atria Retirement and Assisted Living Center opened in 1999 and offers various levels of living assistance not requiring nursing skills. In addition, Atria has a unit devoted to Alzheimer patients.

A sense of place, companionship, comfort, security and belonging is what elder residents find at Atria. The Atria communities offer Assisted Living, Retirement Living and special programs for people with Alzheimers disease or other memory disorders in a nurturing environment. The facility is ground-leased.

Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The skilled nursing facility, Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center previously located on the RHD campus relocated to Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton (formerly Trinity Medical Center) campus in February, 1986. This facility expanded its licensure to 180 beds, is located in a free-standing building, owned and operated by Dynasty Healthcare Management, LLC. The facility also provides expanded recreational and occupational therapy. The facility occupies a 5.8 tract directly north of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton. The facility is ground-leased for 30 years from Metrocrest Hospital Authority.

Imaging Center

On March 7, 2002 MHA purchased a building, formally Aetna, from Remington Partners, Inc. The building is part of the lease agreement with Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton.



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