Medical Center Arlington adds new imaging equipment, ICU beds

Medical Center Arlington has completed the first phase of improvements at its south Arlington complex, a $30 million expansion that includes new imaging equipment and a bigger ICU department.

The 342-bed acute-care hospital, located at 3301 Matlock Road, said the latest additions include a 3-D Biplane, which allowed for 360-degree radiological imaging. The hospital said the new technology will help doctors locate, assess and treat the smallest lesions, expanding minimally invasive treatment options.

The facility is also adding 24 private rooms to its intensive care for trauma patients and those needing intermediate care. Medical Center Arlington will now have 54 ICU rooms.

Medical Center Arlington, part of HCA Holdings, said the additions are part of a $100 million expansion and renovation project that also includes expansion of its women’s health facilities and addition of an inpatient rehab unit.

Two floors are being added to the existing Women’s Tower to create a five-story Medical Center Arlington Women’s Hospital with 70 beds, future expansion to 23 labor and delivery suites, and 35 beds in the neo-natal intensive care unit. That is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Meanwhile, the inpatient rehab unit will be on the new fifth floor of the hospital’s acute care tower, expected to be finished next summer.

In Tarrant County, HCA North Texas also operates Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Medical Center Alliance and North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills. It has other area hospitals in Dallas, Frisco, Denton, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney and Plano.

Steve Kaskovich: 817-390-7773, @stevekasko