On November 6, 2018, Tarrant County voters approved an $800 million bond proposal for the Tarrant County Hospital District. The bond passed with 81.96 percent of votes in favor of the upgrades for John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS). This is the first bond requested for the hospital since 1985. With the approval of this bond, JPS will add a new behavioral health and mental health hospital, four regional medical centers, an outpatient surgery center, increased bed space and expanded cancer treatment, among other improvements.
On Sept. 17, 2019, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court and the JPS Health Network Board of Managers held a joint meeting to discuss the best way to move forward with the bond package.
The court and the board of managers agreed to send out an RFP
(request for proposal) with the hope of finding a project management
team by early next year.
Total upgrades are estimated to cost $1.2 billion. The bonds will likely be issued in multiple series over the next several years. The prices, rates, and maturities of each issuance will remain subject to the approval of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.
For more information about the status of projects, please visit https://www.yestojps.org/
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