Intensive Care Unit and 3-D Biplane part of $100 million capital investment
Medical City Arlington recently completed construction on two projects totaling $30 million, part of a $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The latest completions include a suite for a 3-D Biplane, leading edge technology which allows for 360-degree radiological imaging, and an expansion of the existing intensive care unit (ICU). The hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting today.
“These expansions allow us to not only care for more patients, but also to provide them with a higher level of care,” said Winston Borland, CEO of Medical City Arlington. “With more construction in progress, we expect to continue with our goal of becoming the preferred choice in health care for customers in the community.”
The new imaging suite houses a 3-D Biplane, a 360-degree radiological equipment that enhances visibility for physicians and enables minimally invasive treatments. The Biplane also increases diagnostic and treatment options for high-risk patients and helps physicians locate, assess, and treat lesions of the smallest size while preserving healthy tissue.
The ICU development adds 24 private rooms for both trauma patients and those needing intermediate care. The unit is equipped with satellite working stations to allow for close monitoring of patients. Medical City Arlington now has a total of 54 ICU rooms.
Medical City Arlington is also currently expanding the emergency room (ER) and construction on a $60 million Women’s Hospital. The ER, scheduled for December completion, will contain a new CT scanner for faster results, a 6-bed pediatric unit with additional staff certified and trained in pediatric care and separate entrance and waiting areas for adults and children. The five-story Women’s Hospital will include a total of 70 post-partum, ante partum and gynecology beds, future expansion to 23 labor and delivery suites, and a total of 35 beds in the neo-natal intensive care unit. More than 4,300 babies are delivered annually at MCA.
Videos of Dr. Vallabh Janardhan, Interventional Neurologist, explaining the Bi-plane are available on Vimeo here: