HCA North Texas is embarking on a $114 million expansion of its Medical City Dallas campus. It’s the third big local project the hospital operator has announced in recent weeks.
As D Healthcare Daily previously reported, Medical City of Plano will get started on a $66 million expansion in May, and this summer, HCA will break ground on a new $71 million full-service hospital in the Alliance area of North Fort Worth.
Medical City CEO Erol Akdamar said in a statement that the decision to expand in Dallas was driven by “robust growth” in demand for specialty services.
The project will add four floors in the hospital’s “E” tower, and expand another floor in the same building. Other renovations will enlarge Medical City’s oncology and stem cell treatment units and operating rooms.
Founded in 1974, Medical City is part of HCA North Texas, which has 10 hospitals, one children’s hospital, one psychiatric hospital, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, 13 imaging centers, and two freestanding emergency rooms in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Overall, the $114 million expansion will add more than 100 beds. Here’s a breakdown of planned improvements, provided by Medical City:
• Tower E will grow by four stories, creating 34 additional Intensive Care Unit beds and 46 medical/surgical patient beds
• An additional unit will be added to the E Tower through the expansion of the sixth floor
• Renovation of 37 private oncology rooms
• Creation of 18 new private stem cell patient rooms
• Renovation of Emergency Department, allowing for quicker assessments
• Completion of a full renovation of surgical services
Construction is expected to get under way in 2013; contractor selections have not yet been made.