Medical City Alliance is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday, February 19, 2016. Since opening, Medical City Alliance has been a vital part of the Alliance corridor, providing much needed healthcare for the surrounding communities of North Fort Worth, Keller, Justin, Haslet, Trophy Club, Saginaw, Roanoke, and beyond.
An internal anniversary celebration will be hosted at the hospital on Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm. The celebration will culminate with the burial of a time capsule near the entrance, to be opened on the hospital’s 25th birthday. The time capsule contains relevant health care information, including descriptions of technology used in the care of patients, pictures, pop culture references and other items.
Medical City Alliance opened in 2011 as a free-standing ER under the name ER at Alliance. The ER at Alliance quickly built a reputation founded on fast, friendly service. Plans to build a full-service hospital around the existing ER were finalized and construction began in spring 2014.
“Our vision was to create a full-service, community hospital close to home for the patients that live in the Alliance Corridor,” said Glenn Wallace, CEO for Medical City Alliance. “To make this vision a reality, Medical City Alliance is truly unique, offering a highly compassionate and effective health care experience to patient and their families.”
In the past year, Medical City Alliance has gone far beyond exciting “firsts” and helped care for thousands of North Texas families, including:
- 1,536 admissions
- 18,231 ER visits
- 552 deliveries
- 584 surgeries
“To have the community be involved in your hospital, you have to be involved in your community,” said Judith Messer, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital.
It is for that reason that Medical City Alliance supports the community through a number of partners including:
- Community Storehouse
- Northwest Independent School District
- Northwest ISD Education Foundation
- Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce
- Keller Independent School District
- Keller ISD Education Foundation
- Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District
- Keller Chamber of Commerce
- Timberview Middle School (KISD)
- Schluter Elementary (NISD)
- Eaton High School (NISD)
- Many more organizations, schools and nonprofits benefiting the local community
“Over the course of this past year, Medical City Alliance has contributed nearly $1.5 million in donations, sponsorships and awareness to support the local community,” said Matt Eiserloh, Director of Community & Public Relations for Medical City Alliance. “Our kids attend local schools, we shop in local stores, and we support local Chambers of Commerce. Just like the patients we serve, this is our community.”
Building on its experience in 2016, the theme for Medical City Alliance will be “Expanding on a Better Alliance.” A construction project currently underway will increase the number of hospital beds from 55 to 75. Services will also be expanded to include bariatric surgery, STEMI cardiac care, and sports-related orthopedic care.