Medical City Fort Worth’s New $65 Million Tower Expands ER, Intensive Care Unit
Medical City Fort Worth will begin accepting patients in a new three-story, $65 million tower that expands its emergency services.
The 90,000-square-foot tower includes a 30-room emergency department, a 28-bed intensive care unit and a rooftop helipad for easier access to the ER.
Jyric Sims, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth, described the project as “a labor of love” that brings advanced technology to its emergency room. The expansion includes six pediatric care rooms, two trauma rooms and one room equipped for behavioral health patients.
The new tower, under construction since May 2017, will be connected by a skywalk over 9th Avenue to the hospital’s old building, which will remain open for other patient services such as surgeries and cancer treatments. The hospital is licensed for 320 beds.
Founded in 1976 as Medical Plaza Hospital, the hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare, one of the region’s largest health care providers. It operates 14 hospitals, seven off-campus emergency rooms and more than 50 ambulatory sites across Dallas-Fort Worth.
Medical City‘s parent company is Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, which ranked 63rd in this year’s Fortune 500 with annual revenue of $47.6 billion.