Introducing the new Jane and John Justin Patient Tower. Modern health care — built for the future of Fort Worth. The all-new Jane and John Justin Tower is the largest construction project in the history of Texas Health. More than 400,000 square feet of new, sophisticated space designed for our growing community. Beautiful, open areas. Modern patient rooms. Advanced surgical suites. The future of health care in Fort Worth is looking better than ever.
Just like North Texas and the people who live here, we are growing for a brighter tomorrow. Here’s how:
- Nine story patient tower
- 440,000 square feet
- 144 patient beds
- 15 advanced surgical suites
- New pre-op and post-op services
Texas Health Fort Worth is set to open the new Jane and John Justin Tower in April 2022. The largest project in the history of Texas Health adds 144 patient beds, 15 surgical suites and new pre-operative and post-operative units to the Texas Health Fort Worth campus.
The expansion will help Texas Health Fort Worth, which has grown from a small community hospital when it opened in 1930 to one of the busiest medical centers in the state, meet the health care needs of Tarrant County residents and other fast-growing communities it serves.
“The new facility is needed, given the explosive growth in Tarrant County and surrounding areas,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. “And while our system has been expanding our focus from solely sick care to working toward the health of our consumers beyond the walls of our facilities, we never lose sight of the vital part hospitals like Texas Health Fort Worth play in our care system. The need for hospitals and their dedicated caregivers will always remain.”
Fort Worth ranks third in population growth of all U.S. cities, according to census data. The service area for Texas Health Fort Worth, which is routinely at maximum capacity, includes numerous other growing cities in the western part of the Metroplex. In all, the hospital serves residents from 41 ZIP codes with a population of more than 1.2 million people in four counties. Those communities are expected to grow by another 100,000 people over the next five years.
“That means we have to grow as well,” said Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth. “Building this tower will allow us to meet the needs of these communities and achieve our vision of expanding specialty services, including trauma, neuroscience, transplant, and heart and vascular.”
In addition to more inpatient beds, the nine-story tower will feature cutting-edge surgical suites that will accommodate advanced technologies and provide more space for the latest surgical equipment.
“Modern operating rooms have to be big enough for more than clinicians and the patient,” DeLeon said. “ORs now house all kinds of equipment, from advanced imaging technologies to surgical robots to large microscopes. That’s what makes today so exciting. Justin Tower will feature new patient rooms and treatment areas, along with the construction of modern surgical suites.”
These surgical suites, which are twice the size of existing ORs, are expected to increase daily surgical capacity by 30 percent, reducing patient wait times. “This is about expanding our ability to provide complex procedures in a new, modern facility, which means patients can get world-class care right here in Fort Worth,” DeLeon added.
Beyond the ORs, special attention has been paid to the layout and design of patient floors and public areas. Design elements include the use of natural light, indoor and outdoor spaces for visitors, artwork and a home-like soothing environment. There are family-centered rooms so loved ones can stay close to the patients.
“Every element of this tower has been designed to provide reliable, quality care in an environment that fosters healing for our patients and comfort for their families,” Berdan said. “The surgical suites will have the latest advancement in treatment technologies while design features, such as the layout of patient rooms, will bring patients and families close together during recovery. This is all part of putting consumers at the center of everything we do.”