Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth Completes Centerpiece of $44 Million Expansion Project
01/31/2014

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth has completed its new surgical recovery and operating room expansion project. The expansion is the centerpiece of a $44 million renovation project that will allow the hospital to accommodate twice the surgical volume that it has previously been able to handle.

“This expansion signifies the commitment we’ve made to continuously offer our patients excellence in health care in a closer to home setting,” said Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Southwest.

Building for the Future

Designed in collaboration with physicians on the medical staff at the hospital, this phase of construction includes a new sterile processing department, 10 additional pre-op rooms, 30 new recovery beds, and eight 680-square-feet, newly designed operating rooms. The new operating rooms feature stainless steel walls along with advanced technology such as mounted cameras that will assist surgeons in offering educational opportunities to surgical fellows and the community.

Also included in this construction phase is a 24-bed inpatient unit that was built in anticipation of increased volume in the coming years.

“We continuously pursue ways to increase efficiency in care while never wavering from our commitment to provide exceptional quality of care,” said Fraser Hay, professional services officer at Texas Health Southwest. “This expansion plays a major role in helping us to address the current and future needs of our growing community and expresses our desire to support that growth for years to come.”

Texas Health Southwest also has plans to complete construction of a new 60,000 square foot, three-story medical office building just across the street from the hospital in the spring of this year. Administrators add that it will also help the hospital expand its current offerings.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 220-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Southwest.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.