Texas voters support hospital's $800M bond to fund surgery center, upgrades

Voters in Fort Worth, Texas, approved an $800 million bond for Fort Worth-based John Peter Smith Hospital, passing it with more than 82 percent of the vote, the Star-Telegram reports.

Here are three insights:

1. JPS will put the funding toward an outpatient surgery center, a new behavioral and mental health hospital, four regional medical centers, increased bed space and expanded cancer treatment.

2. The improvements will cost an estimated $1.2 billion.

3. County officials have said they don't intend to utilize the full $800 million.

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