Officials from Rendina Healthcare Real Estate (“Rendina”) and Baptist Memorial Health Care (“Baptist”) gathered recently to celebrate breaking ground on the site of a new 38,000-square-foot Freestanding Emergency Department (“FSED”) and Medical Office Building (“MOB”) in Arlington, Tenn. Rendina, a national, full-service developer of healthcare real estate, will own the building.
The site will include Baptist Medical Group primary care offices, a medical imaging center, and a freestanding emergency department that will be the first of its kind in Shelby County.
The eight-room freestanding ER is a department of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and will have laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound and CT services. The ER will be open 24 hours a day.
President & CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care
We are excited to start construction on the Baptist Arlington Freestanding Emergency Department. It is an advanced model of care and will allow us to meet Arlington’s current need for emergency and primary care medical services while also providing an opportunity to expand with the community as it grows.
Baptist selected Rendina Healthcare Real Estate as the property developer in February 2021 and Flintco Construction for construction management and services. E4H is the architectural design firm for the facility.
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care
We projected a need for more extensive medical services in Arlington over five years ago. The explosive growth of the community, shuttering of hospitals in surrounding communities and the global public health crisis have intensified the need and urgency for these services. With the experience and expertise of Rendina, Flintco and A2H, we’ve been able to quickly plan and start construction on a quality facility that will meet the needs of the community.
Construction is set to end and Baptist Arlington Freestanding Emergency Department to open in late summer/early fall 2022.