Medical City Alliance plans to build a 4-story, 142,000 square-foot hospital at the northeast corner of I-35 and North Tarrant Parkway. The $71 million acute-care hospital will offer emergency services, surgical services, imaging, endoscopy, women’s services, a medical/surgical unit and an intensive care unit (ICU).
The hospital will join the already successful ER at Alliance, HCA’s free-standing emergency room that opened on the same 73-acre site in late 2011.
Details for the new hospital are as follows:
In addition to the existing emergency room, the main floor will house surgical services, imaging, an endoscopy suite, pharmacy, laboratory, a gift shop, and support departments.
The second floor will be designated for women’s services and will include 10 labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum beds, two C-section operating rooms, an 8-bed well-baby nursery, and a 4-bed Level 2 NICU.
The third floor will house a 12-bed medical/surgical unit, an 8-bed ICU, and physical therapy.
The fourth floor will be shelled for a future 20-bed medical/surgical unit.
According to James C. Scoggin, Jr., president of Medical City Alliance, “The initial hospital will be built to expand to six floors, with space to the north master planned for even further expansion to meet the needs of this dynamic market.”
HCA is not new to the Alliance area. Medical City North Hills, a sister facility, has been working with area physicians for the past decade. The ER at Alliance, which opened in December 2011, is one of HCA’s most successful freestanding emergency rooms in the company.
“We have been committed to bringing healthcare services to the Alliance area for years and are happy to announce a full service hospital for the residents and businesses in that community,” said Randy Moresi, CEO of North Hills Hospital, who led the planning process. “We appreciate the cooperation and assistance the City of Fort Worth’s Economic Development Department has provided in this process.”
Hospital officials expect to break ground on the new hospital during the summer of 2013, with a projected opening date of December 2014.
The new Alliance hospital and Medical City North Hills are part of Nashville-based HCA, the nation’s largest provider of hospital services with 163 hospitals nation-wide. Medical City Alliance is one of the region’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers with 10 hospitals, one children’s hospital, one psychiatric hospital, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, 13 imaging centers, and two freestanding emergency rooms in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.