By HCO Staff
FORT WORTH, Texas—Sunshine Pediatric Day Center recently held a groundbreaking on its new Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC) facility in Fort Worth. Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm based in St. Louis, was selected to provide architectural design services for a new ground up prototype. Frank Dale Construction is serving as the Design-Builder for the 7,500-square-foot facility and is partnering with Sunshine Pediatric Day Center on their rollout of facilities across Texas. This will be the organization’s second location in Texas, which is expected to open to the public in early 2023.
“There are thousands of special needs children who don’t have access to clinical care, therapy services, and enriching educational activities,” said David Maymon, founder and CEO of Sunshine Pediatric Day Center. “By opening this second Texas location in the Fort Worth area, we can offer all these services in one place. We are beyond thankful to Oculus Inc. and Frank Dale Construction for bringing this new prototype of care to the forefront of individualized patient care.”
FDC, Oculus and the rest of the design-build team worked with the client during the design and preconstruction phase to balance their needs, wants and budget, delivering a solution that met their expectations.
As a PPECC facility, Sunshine Pediatric Day Center focuses on meeting the medical, developmental, physical, nutritional, and social needs of children who require intermittent, short, or long-term skilled nursing care. The prototype design includes play areas, PT/OT and speech therapy treatment room, quiet room, and support spaces. The facility, located at 3901 Forest Hill Circle, will be licensed through HHS Long Term Care Licensing.
“We are thrilled about our collaboration with Frank Dale Construction to bring this new Sunshine Pediatric Day Center to reality,” said Marc Lopez, Dallas Managing Principal at Oculus Inc., “We are deeply motivated to deliver a well-designed facility for better patient outcomes to advance their mission.”
Founded in 2018, Sunshine Pediatric Day Center provides special needs childcare inclusive of clinical care, therapy services, and enriching educational activities, providing a diverse and unique environment for special needs children that is safe and stimulating. The organization has two facilities in Florida and opened its first Texas location in January 2021 in Dallas.