Texas Health $25M expansion in Mid-CitiesTexas Health $25M expansion in Mid-Citieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=17872015-02-09T12:19:00Z2015-02-09T07:00:00Z

HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD - Texas Health Resources has announced that it will break ground on a $25 million expansion at its Mid-Cities hospital at 1600 Hospital Pkwy. in Bedford.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) will add a three-story expansion to the hospital’s existing tower.

It will add 18 high-acuity ICU beds, a new dedicated interventional radiology suite, an expansion room for future patient care needs.

“High-acuity care using universal beds means patients don’t have to be transferred multiple times to different levels of care, since the level of care changes rather than the patient’s location,” said Dr. Gary L. Jones, pulmonologist and critical care medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas HEB.

The current 14-bed ICU treats almost 4,000 patients a year. That unit will be refurbished into a short stay unit after the upgrade is complete.

Four of the 18 ICU beds will be for bariatric care and include ceiling lifts to help move the patient from his or her bed to the bathroom. There will also be two isolation rooms for patients with contagious or infectious diseases.

D Magazine
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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