FORT WORTHMedical City Alliance recently completed a $51.4 MM construction project, which includes a vertical expansion of the fourth and fifth floors, the emergency room, shell space for a second cardiac catheterization lab, and the expansion and relocation of the laboratory. With these additions, Medical City Alliance now provides 254,557 square feet of care and treatment areas, meeting the growing demand for healthcare services in the rapidly expanding north Fort Worth area.

Half of the fifth floor is now open and ready to provide expert care to patients and families. This expansion adds 24 Med/Surg beds, bringing the total licensed bed count to 99.

“This expansion allows Medical City Alliance to provide expert care to even more patients in the north Fort Worth and Alliance community, which continues to grow at a phenomenal rate,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO at Medical City Alliance. “Providing more beds and expanding vital services advances our mission to the care and improvement of human life.”

The emergency room expansion adds another eight private exam rooms and a second trauma room, bringing the total ER bed count to 27. The laboratory expansion is a significant upgrade over the current space, with 3,319 square feet of space, equipped with the latest technology in laboratory testing and services.

Once fully equipped, the remainder of the fifth floor and the fourth floor will bring the estimated total licensed bed count to 159. These beds are expected to be a mix of ICU, PCU and Med/Surg beds. Adding these beds is based on demand, but given growth estimates, these beds are likely to open within the next one to two years.

The projects are part of Medical City Healthcare’s 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 trauma, oncology, and behavioral healthcare, upgraded technology and the purchase and construction of new facilities.