Medical City Alliance in Fort Worth adds 24 new beds with opening of 5th floor
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on April 27th to celebrate the new room. (Kira Lovell / Community Impact Newspaper)
According to Matt Eiserloh, the hospital’s community and public relations director, the Medical City Alliance began caring for patients on April 27 in their new building on the fifth floor.
The fifth floor is part of a $ 51.4 million expansion project that will increase the total number of beds at Fort Worth Hospital from 99 to 159 to meet demand. This emerges from a press release dated April 28th.
“With the added pressure of the pandemic, we’ve all seen firsthand that this facility has reached its limits,” said Glenn Wallace, CEO of the Medical City Alliance, during a ribbon cutting event on April 27th. “I think I speak for everyone when I say how excited we are that this unit is now complete.”
The hospital opened in 2012 on the three story North Tarrant Parkway. However, officials said there are always plans to add more floors.
The 24 new medical-surgical beds are now available on the fifth floor. Part of the fifth floor and the entire fourth floor are still in the works. In these areas, medical-surgical, progressive nursing or intensive care beds are added as the population increases.
“As the community continues to grow, we must grow with it so we can make sure we are serving them well,” said Marquita Sparkman, director of clinical operations for the Medical City Alliance. “If we open this floor, we can better serve our community … [to] Get her into the room faster and as soon as possible for the best care. “
The hospital’s new fifth floor has been designed to provide comfortable space and new technology for patient families, Wallace said.
In addition to the new floors, the expansion offers space for the emergency room and the hospital laboratories, according to the press release.