September 17, 2018
Medical City Arlington celebrated the opening of its all-new state-designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with a ceremony attended by Medical City Healthcare leaders, hospital staff, physicians, board members, community guests, and elected officials including State Representative Tony Tinderholt and Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen.
“We are thrilled to share the life-saving resources of our all-new Level III NICU with patients and families in Arlington, throughout Tarrant and Dallas Counties, including Mansfield, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth,” said Keith Zimmerman, CEO of Medical City Arlington. “This project reinforces our mission to the care and improvement of human life and our commitment to excellence always as a comprehensive resource, providing specialized care and treatment at the highest level.”
According to the March of Dimes, nearly 10 percent of all babies in America are born prematurely and the CDC reports that one in 33 babies are born with birth defects that require specialized care. Families throughout Arlington and surrounding communities in North Texas, including Grand Prairie, Mansfield and Fort Worth, can take confidence in specialized care and treatment resources for all newborns provided in Medical City Arlington’s Level III NICU.
In the next few days, clinical staff will carefully relocate current NICU patients from the former space to the new unit. The all-new Level III NICU at Medical City Arlington is the newest in North Texas with the latest technological advances and available immediately to meet the needs of sick newborns.
Here are a few interesting and important facts about the all-new Level III NICU at Medical City Arlington Women’s Hospital:
- 36 total beds
- 15 private NICU rooms for families
- 2 overnight rooms for family bonding or training
- Private family lounge and secluded work spaces
- Secure, 24/7 live streaming web camera service
- 24/7 Neonatology Coverage
- State-of-the-art neonatal equipment to create the perfect environment for babies to grow and heal
The Level III NICU at Medical City Arlington is the second phase to open as part of the facility’s Women’s Hospital expansion and renovation project scheduled to be complete by spring 2019. The first phase was the re-opening of the OB emergency department and the front lobby. The $60 million Women’s Hospital project is part of Medical City Healthcare’s major capital investment initiative of more than $1.7 billion spent or committed over five years.