December 18, 2018
New Tower Includes an Intensive Care Unit
Fort Worth – Medical City Fort Worth celebrated the opening of its $65 million, 90,000 square foot three-story patient tower with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Monday, December 17. The new tower will open on Wednesday, December 19.
The new tower includes an expanded emergency department, a 28-bed intensive care unit, a rooftop helipad and highly trained and compassionate staff.
"We are thrilled to open this new patient tower, equipped with leading edge technology in a comfortable and healing environment," said Jyric Sims, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth." This project was a labor of love which will provide much needed emergency and intensive care services to the Fort Worth community and beyond."
The new ER within tower includes:
- 24/7/365 emergency services
- 30 private emergency treatment rooms
- Board-certified emergency medicine physicians
- Pediatric care capabilities, including six designated pediatric-friendly rooms
- Two trauma rooms
- One room specifically equipped for behavioral health patients
- Advanced imaging capabilities, including X-ray and CT
- On-site laboratory
Medical City Fort Worth is a leader in quality outcomes, operational efficiency that expedites care with excellent patient experiences verified nationally with high HCAHPS (Hospital consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores. Medical City Fort Worth recently received an elite "A" for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, is a comprehensive stroke center and part of the Texas Stroke Institute, and is ranked #1 in the nation for kidney transplants wait times and outcomes, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. In addition, as part of Medical City Healthcare, Medical City Fort Worth can leverage the expertise of all 14 North Texas facilities for additional specialty support.
The opening of the Medical City Fort Worth's patient tower is part of a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.7 billion spent or committed over four years across the Medical City Healthcare system. Investments include expansion and improvements to existing hospitals, new services such as burn and trauma care, upgraded technology and the purchase and construction of new facilities.
The grand-opening event was attended by Medical City Healthcare leaders, board members, community guests and elected officials including Fort Worth City Councilmember Ann Zadeh.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet* for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.