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Medical Center Arlington continues $100 million expansion with renovation of Women’s Tower

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Medical Center Arlington’s (MCA) $100 million expansion project is moving along, the next project being a $60 million renovation of the Women’s Tower.

The Women’s Tower, which will be renamed to MCA Women’s Hospital, will add two floors to its existing three floors, for five floors total. The expansion will have 70 postpartum, antepartum and gynecology beds, 23 labor and delivery suites and a 35-bed neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) among other improvements. The project should be complete by 2018, said Dana Benton Long, MCA director of community and public relations.

A contractor for the project has not been chosen yet, Long said.

Other projects currently under construction include a $25 million emergency room and a second story for the ICU, which should both be complete by the end of the year, Long said. Architects Perkins & Will and Sterling Barnett Little, along with construction company DPR, are in charge of the project.

The hospital also plans renovations to the operating rooms and post-anesthesia care areas. Construction begins in May and should be done by late summer.

“The expansion and renovations are consistent with our vision to become the community-preferred care facility,” CEO Winston Borland said in a news release. “It will provide needed capacity as Medical Center Arlington moves to a Level II trauma center and advances its tertiary capabilities.

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