April 07, 2017
Project adds six beds, increases capacity, efficiency and technology
Medical City Arlington has completed construction on its emergency department, part of a $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The recent project includes several initiatives to increase efficiency and care within the ER.
“Medical City Arlington is committed to being the healthcare leader in the Arlington community and surrounding area,” says Keith Zimmerman, CEO. “This expansion provides for needed capacity and leading edge technology as we move toward a Level II trauma designation.”
The addition of an onsite computerized tomography (CT) scanner allows radiologists to conduct exams within the department and provide physicians with faster, quality imaging results.
Additionally, the hospital has enhanced services by adding a separate suite for pediatric emergency care, which includes a separate entrance, waiting area and six private pediatric rooms – designed to be family-friendly and limit exposure to adult patients in the ER.
Currently the only Level III Trauma Center in Arlington, Medical City Arlington is in pursuit of Level II designation, a prestigious and limited qualification with the ability to provide comprehensive emergency care of all essential specialties, personnel and equipment 24 hours a day.