Medical City Kicks Off $64 Million Expansion in Fort Worth

Medical City Fort Worth is starting work on a $64 million patient tower as part of $100 million in expansions and upgrades at the hospital.The former Plaza Medical Center will move its emergency department to the new three-story building, where it will take up most of the first floor and increase patient rooms in the ER from 19 to 30, said spokeswoman Pamela Percival.The expanded intensive care unit will have 28 beds, and the roof will have the complex's second helipad to provide closer access to the ER.The tower will also provide extra space for the hospital's new liver transplant program, which launched in January and performed its first transplant on March 22.Medical City's parent company, HCA Healthcare, is funding construction of the tower, which is expected to open in early 2019.It can't open soon enough for Shawn Lewis, the emergency services director.  Continue reading...

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