Medical City Las Colinas is inviting the public to see its expanded emergency department on Thursday, April 25, from 4 - 7 p.m., prior to officially opening to patients. Lite bites and drinks will be provided, along with door prizes given out every 30 minutes.

Part of a $14.5 million renovation project, the emergency department expansion adds six patient rooms to the 12 bed unit, including a new trauma room, an ER dedicated 64-slice CT scanner, and a comfortable and updated waiting area.

"We are proud to grow with the community and provide family-focused and lifesaving emergency care to our community," says Daniela Decell, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas. "This project is further evidence of our continued commitment to the care and improvement of human life."

In addition to tours of the emergency department expansion, the public is invited to see up-close Medical City Healthcare's helicopter and meet its flight crew. The helicopter is specialized to transport high-risk maternal patients and pediatric patients, including Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) infants.

The expansion and improvement project at Medical City Las Colinas is part of a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.7 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 of new facilities.