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Major Milestones

JPS Health Network can trace its history in Tarrant County back nearly a century and a half. In 1877, Fort Worth Mayor John Peter Smith donated five acres of land on which its main campus is centered today. Here's a glimpse of where we came from, who we are, and where we're going.


Photos from the Past

In the middle right, the original hospital building on the site can be seen before it was concealed beneath future expansion. At the bottom right corner, part of St. Joseph Hospital can be seen where the JPS Patient Care Pavilion now stands.


September 2023

Parking lots near Trinity Springs Pavilion have been captured and construction on the new Psychiatric Emergency Center has been expanded.

September 2023

The temporary parking lot on S. Main Street has opened for team member and provider parking.


August 2023

Pier drilling has begun at the Medical Home Southwest Tarrant site to make way for the foundation pour.

July 2023

The foundation has been laid for the Psychiatric Emergency Center connector to Trinity Springs Pavilion.


June 2023

Pier drilling for the connector into Trinity Springs Pavilion is complete.

April 2023

The majority of paving is complete for the temporary parking lot on S. Main Street, north of the Patient Care Pavilion.


February 2023

Construction work on the new Medical Home Southwest Tarrant is underway.

February 2023

Exterior renderings of the new Psychiatric Emergency Center have been released.

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January 2023

Work begins on temporary parking to make way for Main Campus expansion projects.

December 2022

JPS hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on December 7 for the new Medical Home Southwest Tarrant. 


November 2022

Construction work begins on the new Psychiatric Emergency Center connector project.

November 2022

JPS finalizes land purchase for the new Medical Home Southwest Tarrant at the corner of Mesa Springs Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth.


October 2022

JPS leaders, board members, city and county officials, and community partners attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new PEC.

October 2022

Exterior Renderings of the Medical Home Southwest Tarrant have been released. 


August 2022

Tarrant County Commissioners approve JT Vaughn Construction, LLC as a contractor for the new Psychiatric Emergency Center (PEC).

July 2022

JPS Board of Managers agreed to purchase a site for Medical Home Southwest Tarrant

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May 2022

The former site of Hemphill Behavioral Health Center is demolished to make room for additional parking on the southwest corner of the JPS Main Campus.

May 2022

JPS seeks community input on healthcare needs in Southwest Tarrant County.


April 2022

Tarrant County Commissioners identified three companies to handle the design and construction of Medical Home Southwest.

March 2022

Tarrant County Commissioners heard the first design and construction proposals during their March meeting.


January 2022

Public release of the Master Plan. Phase 1 work is underway.

December 2021

The first bids for the JPS Bond Program are released to the contracting community.


November 2021

The draft Master Plan shows most care on the JPS Main Campus moving to the east side of S. Main Street.

October 2021

JPS Health Network hosted a Bond Construction Program Kickoff, unveiling the first projects available.


August 2021

A new Behavioral Health outpatient clinic opens, replacing the undersized and aging Hemphill Behavioral Health Outpatient Center.

July 2021

Broaddus-LeVis leaders meet with stakeholders including doctors, nurses and other team members about their vision for new facilities.


April 2021

Tarrant County Commissioners vote to recommend Broaddus-LeVis, a partnership between a pair of experienced contracting firms, to manage the bond project.


May 2019

Care delivery capabilities are improved by opening a new Oncology and Infusion Center on 8th Avenue in Fort Worth, twice the size of the clinic it replaced.

November 2018

With 82 percent of people who cast ballots voting in favor, an $800 million bond referendum passes in Tarrant County to fund JPS expansion and renovation.


February 2017

A Blue Ribbon Committee of Tarrant County citizens assembles to explore the health needs of area residents for the next century.

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