After numerous expansions over the years, Wise Health System continues to deliver the highest quality of care to our community.
A Start of Something Special
The Decatur Hospital Authority was created and established by ordinance of the City of Decatur in October of 1967.
In 1973, the hospital opened its doors as Decatur Community Hospital, enhancing community health care delivery and addressing the future health care requirements of a growing community.
When the doors first opened for business, the hospital occupied little more than 34,000 square feet and was home to 50 patient beds and 2 operating rooms. There was significant forethought and effort by community leaders which led to the creation of this modern facility designed to meet virtually all health care needs, either on an emergency or routine basis. Decatur Community Hospital officially changed its name to Wise Health System in April of 2001.
1982: The Joint Commission Accreditation
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations has accredited it since 1982. In retaining this status, the hospital is acknowledged by the premium hospital accreditation agency in the nation as meeting or exceeding established health care standards. This further documents the desire and efforts of the hospital Board of Governors, Medical Staff, Hospital Administration, and Employees on staff to offer the finest health care available.
2004: East Campus Construction
In 2004, construction began in Decatur for a $54 million expansion of Wise Health System, known as the East Campus. The facility opened in August 2006 and includes a total of 99 acute medical and surgical beds, 10 operating room and a total of 176,000 square feet.
2006: West Campus
In November of 2006, the West Campus of Wise Health System opened to provide an additional 49 beds for long term care, rehabilitation, and inpatient adult and geriatric behavioral service.
2007: Baylor Scott & White Health Affiliation
In early 2007, Wise Health System became affiliated with, but not controlled by Baylor Scott & White Health. This affiliation brings resources of one of the most highly regarded health care systems in the world today. It allows residents the ability to access a full range of top quality health care services.
2014: Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital
Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital, now called Wise Health Surgical Hospital at Parkway, offers the rare combination of the most technologically advanced facilities and a friendly and welcoming environment. The facility was designed with physician input and guidance, thus creating spacious, leading edge surgical suites equipped with the newest technology.
2017: Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation and Performance Center
Opened in early 2017, the Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation and Performance Center is a 72,000 square-foot facility located next to Wise Health System. The facility offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at improving your quality of life, increasing overall fitness and educating you on the importance of physical activity.
2018: Wise Health Emergency Center and Urgent Care
Wise Health Emergency Center and Urgent Care opened on May 1, 2018 and is located in Argyle at the intersection of Crawford Road and I-35W. The facility is staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians and features advanced CT, ultrasound and X-ray equipment.
2018: Wise Health Surgical Hospital in Argyle
Opened in 2018, Wise Health Surgical Hospital at Argyle provides residents of Denton County and surrounding areas easy access to a dedicated surgical facility. The technologically advanced facility performs a wide range of surgical procedures and has a full complement of imaging services, including CT, MRI and X-ray.
Our Bright Future
Wise Health System has established a progressive philosophy in the delivery of health care and continues to expand services as well as purchase state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the latest in diagnostics, treatment, and support. Although we have expanded our services, we continue to deliver health care with the personal touch you have come to expect at Wise Health System.