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Texas Health Resources to invest $300 million in Fort Worth hospital expansion

Texas Health Resources has announced a $300 million expansion of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth that will feature a nine-story patient bed tower and a modernization of surgical services.
Texas Health Resources has announced a $300 million expansion of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth that will feature a nine-story patient bed tower and a modernization of surgical services. Texas Health

Texas Heath Resources announced a $300 million expansion project for its Fort Worth campus with an expected 2021 completion date.

The renovations will include a nine-story patient bed tower and modernization of surgical services.

The patient tower will bring in an additional 144 patient beds, 15 surgical suites and a new pre-operative and post-operative services area to Texas Health Fort Worth's existing campus.

“With this new tower, we’re expanding our capacity for more complex procedures and advanced care, which lets people in Fort Worth and nearby communities stay close to home when they need care,” Barclay Berdan, Texas Health chief executive officer, said in a news release.

Construction on the new tower is expected to start in mid-2018. The facility will be at the main Texas Health Fort Worth campus at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave.

The tower’s surgical suites are expected to increase the hospital’s daily surgical capacity by almost a third. The new operating rooms will focus on increasing the capacity of the hospital’s trauma care, kidney transplant program, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and surgical oncology efforts.

“We’re doubling down on our commitment to the people of Fort Worth and throughout Tarrant County,” said Wes Turner, Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees chairman and former Star-Telegram publisher. “We’ve been a partner with the local community since our doors opened in 1930, and with this investment, that relationship is going to continue for decades to come.”

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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