November 28, 2022
FORT WORTH – A full-service behavioral health hospital to serve the growing needs of the North Fort Worth/Alliance community is planned. Once permitted by the city of Fort Worth, the proposed hospital will be built on I-35, on the north edge of the Medical City Alliance campus.
Projected to open in 2024, Medical City Mental Health & Wellness Alliance will allow a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and therapists to provide comprehensive services in a peaceful, healing environment. The hospital will enable patients to have access to high-quality, convenient mental health and psychiatric care closer to their homes and support systems.
“We are pleased to extend vital mental health and wellness services to this growing area of north Tarrant County, backed by the expertise and resources of the Medical City Healthcare system,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “This stand-alone mental health and wellness hospital is another reason our community turns to us as the destination of choice for all of their healthcare needs.”
The proposed 65,000-square-foot, single-story hospital will provide inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents and adults for a wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders. Outpatient services will include partial hospital programs, intensive outpatient programs and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A departure from traditional clinical design, services will be offered in a relaxed, comfortable setting, following layout and design concepts typically reserved for a resort or spa environment.
Medical City Mental Health & Wellness Alliance will feature:
- 88 beds: Adolescents (24 beds) Adults (48 beds) and Senior Adults/Geriatrics (16 beds)
- Outdoor healing garden
- Courtyard space for physical activity such as yoga, games
- Design elements focus on natural lighting and open floor plan in common areas
“Our desire is to create an environment that is welcoming and promotes healing,” says Brandy Hart, HCA Healthcare regional vice president for behavioral health services. “We believe that this facility will ensure more individuals are able to receive the mental services they need, close to home.”
Medical City Mental Health & Wellness Alliance is part of a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.1 billion spent or committed over five years across the Medical City Healthcare system. Investments include expansion and improvements to existing hospitals, new services such as trauma, oncology and behavioral healthcare, upgraded technology and the purchase and construction of new facilities.