The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has announced a $25 million commitment from W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. to establish the Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth, the first named UT Southwestern campus outside of Dallas.
The Moncrief campus will include the new facility on a 6.3-acre site as well as the Moncrief Cancer Institute, which opened in May 2015 on a nearby 3.4-acre site with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, on-site lab and pharmacy services, all-private infusion rooms for chemotherapy, and a telemedicine link to the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas. The expansion is aimed at improving access to UT Southwestern’s advanced specialty care, research, clinical trials, and educational opportunities for residents of Fort Worth and the North Texas region. The first building on the new site, a multidisciplinary outpatient facility, is expected to be completed in September 2016.
Moncrief, who built his fortune expanding the oil and natural gas business started by his father, W.A. "Monty" Moncrief, and the William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Foundation have provided nearly $14 million for programs at the Dallas campus of UT Southwestern, as well as $75 million to the Moncrief Cancer Foundation in support of the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth.
"My dad would be pleased that the Moncrief Radiation Center that he created in Fort Worth years ago has now evolved into UT Southwestern’s plan for a major clinic in Fort Worth to help take care of the medical needs of the citizens of Fort Worth and North Texas," said Moncrief. "UT Southwestern is known worldwide as a premier academic medical center that is fundamentally changing medicine through excellent clinical care, groundbreaking research, and the outstanding education it provides the next generation of physicians and caregivers."