Officials with the city of Anna, the Anna Area Chamber of Commerce and physicians associated with the new Surgery Center of North Texas were joined by representatives of Republic Health Group, Curtis Group Architects and Novel Builders on March 24 to break ground on the physician group’s new outpatient surgery center in Anna.

The physicians group — comprised of 10 surgeons specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, ophthalmology, ear/nose/throat and gastroenterology — have been continually cited for providing high-quality care, garnering exceptional patient satisfaction scores, winning a number of local and national awards, and ranking at the top in national ratings.

Anchoring the Hurricane Creek development of Anna, west of U.S. Highway 75 and north of Highway 455, the center is the first of what the developer and city officials envision as Anna’s next high development area.

The single-story Anna location will encompass over 23,000 square feet of office and clinical space. It designed as a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center with four, full-sized operating rooms, an ophthalmologic procedure room and two gastrointestinal procedure suites.

Ample pre-surgical and post-surgical recovery bays will be available for the patients and their families. The center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.

The addition of the full-service medical facility adds to Anna’s growing array of services to residents and visitors, said Mayor Nate Pike.

“We are one of the fastest growing communities in North Texas, and our location along a major north-south corridor makes us a key destination for specialized services,” Pike said. “Anna is well-positioned to be a major stop for people seeking the kind of medical procedures that the Surgery Center offers. We could not be more pleased.”

The physician/owners agree, noting that Anna’s prime location between population centers in the Texas and Oklahoma areas on the north and the McKinney area to the south makes it an attractive location for the kinds of surgical services the center will provide.

In fact, the physician/owner group, which has already developed and staffed similar outpatient surgery centers in North Texas, has revealed plans to develop a medical campus on its 23-acre tract that will likely include professional, medical and retail outlets.

Construction and development, with an estimated investment of some $12 million, is under the auspices of Republic Health Group and Novel Builders of Richardson.