By: Kendall Louis
BAYLOR ARLINGTON EXPANDS
Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington (Baylor Arlington) expanded the hospital in late 2016 to better accommodate surgery patients and provide a dedicated Pain Management Center. The expansion adds four new operating rooms and nine new post-anesthesia care units. The north entrance features a new lobby with a large waiting room that includes an electronic tracking board so loved ones can track where the patient is in process. Two new admission bays have been added to speed admission times. The expansion also includes a new, dedicated Pain Management Center, a relocated emergency entrance with dedicated admissions rooms and an ambulance entry, plus added parking along the back of the property near the new North Lobby entrance.
707 W. Highlander Blvd.
Arlington, Texas 76015
NEW ER IN SAGINAW
Medical Center Alliance opened a new Emergency Room to serve the growing Saginaw area in November. The 11,000-square-foot, 12-bed facility provides emergency coverage for both pediatric and adult patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ER includes a dedicated trauma code room and onsite blood bank. Saginaw has benefited from the growth of the Alliance corridor in Far North Fort Worth, but residents didn’t have access to emergency services in their area. Medical City ER Saginaw fulfills a growing need. “This is foundational. This is a quality-of-life issue for our citizens, and it’s wonderful that Medical Center Alliance decided to invest in this community,” says Mayor Gary Brinkley.
727 W Bailey Boswell Road
Saginaw, Texas 76179
TEXAS HEALTH FORT WORTH EARNS DUAL RECOGNITION
Texas Health Fort Worth’s Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in March. The recognition marked the hospital’s second silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in less than two months. The hospital also earned the recognition for its Neurosurgical ICU in January. That makes it the only facility in Texas to earn designation for both Neurosurgical ICU and CCU. The award recognizes hospital units that demonstrate improved patient outcomes and unit performance and also align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Texas Health Fort Worth’s CCU, located in the hospital’s 100-bed Heart Center, offers a wide range of cardiovascular programs, including screenings to aid in early detection and advanced diagnostics.
“The accolades and recognition are nice, but it all boils down to our ongoing commitment to provide quality, personalized care to Fort Worth residents and members of the surrounding communities,” said Lillie Biggins, RN, FACHE, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital president. Looking beyond the ailment and addressing the needs of each person who enters our doors with compassion and confidence is key.”
By: Kendall Louis