Arlington – Medical City Arlington announced April 12 it has completed construction on its emergency department, part of a $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The hospital said in a news release that the recent project adds six beds and increases capacity, efficiency and technology.
“Medical City Arlington is committed to being the healthcare leader in the Arlington community and surrounding area,” CEO Keith Zimmerman said in the release. “This expansion provides for needed capacity and leading edge technology as we move toward a Level II trauma designation.”
Medical City Arlington is currently the only Level III Trauma Center in the city, the hospital said. Level II would mean that the hospital can provide comprehensive emergency care of all essential specialties, personnel and equipment 24 hours a day.
The addition of an onsite computerized tomography (CT) scanner in the updated ER allows radiologists to conduct exams within the department and provide physicians with faster, quality imaging results. The release said that the hospital also has added a separate suite for pediatric emergency care with a separate entrance, waiting area and six private pediatric rooms designed to be family-friendly and limit exposure to adult patients in the ER.
Medical City Arlington (MCA) is a 366-bed full-service, acute care hospital in South Arlington.
– FWBP Staff