Project adds new floors, beds and luxury amenities for new moms
Women in Tarrant County and surrounding cities in North Texas will soon have a luxurious and spacious option to receive high level, specialized healthcare for a comprehensive range of women's services. Medical City Arlington today celebrated the start of construction for a Women’s Hospital, which will include more than 125 thousand square feet of new and renovated space, add 2 new floors and 55 beds to the hospital’s existing Women’s Center.
More than 100 people were in attendance to hear the announcement and remarks from Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar, Medical City Arlington CEO Keith Zimmerman, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen and Mansfield Mayor David Cook. The event concluded with a ceremonial signing of the first construction beam.
The $60 million Medical City Arlington Women’s Hospital project is part of an ongoing $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment.
“This project reinforces our commitment to the community as a comprehensive resource, providing specialized and leading edge care and treatment at every stage of a woman’s life, including motherhood,” said Keith Zimmerman, CEO of Medical City Arlington. “This is a milestone as the number one hospital of choice for patients and physicians in our community.”
Medical City Arlington has cared for the unique needs of women, including those with high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, for more than 40 years. The hospital currently delivers more than 4,300 babies each year with to deliver more than 5,000 babies each year in the new Women’s Hospital. Construction of the fifth floor and most of the fourth floor is expected to be complete by next summer with full project completion by spring 2019.
Once the Women’s Hospital expansion is complete it will include:
- 19 modern labor and delivery rooms
- 3 modern C-section operating rooms
- 3 women’s VIP suites
- 14 antepartum/gynecology surgery rooms
- 53 postpartum rooms
- 36 Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds
- 35 nursery beds
The Medical City Arlington Women’s Hospital project follows the completion of a recent expansion that added 22 new patient rooms to the hospital, including a fifth floor addition to the main hospital for an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and an ER renovation and expansion with an onsite computerized tomography (CT) scanner within the ER department and a dedicated space for pediatric emergency care.