Medical City Arlington has completed construction an expansion and renovation of its emergency department. This is part of an ongoing $100 million expansion project for the hospital.
The expansion included adding an onsite computerized tomography scanner, which allows radiologists to conduct exams within the department and provide physicians with faster and better imaging results.
Medical City Arlington renovated the ER center by adding a suite for pediatric emergency care, which includes a separate entrance, a waiting area, and six private pediatric rooms. The design aims to limit exposure to adult patients in the ER while being “family-friendly.”
The hospital’s project is in-line with its goal of becoming a Level II trauma center. Medical City Arlington is currently a Level III trauma center, but is in pursuit of a higher designation for hospital systems that provide “comprehensive emergency care of all essential specialties, personnel, and equipment 24 hours a day.”
“Medical City Arlington is committed to being the healthcare leader in the Arlington community and surrounding area,” Medical City Arlington CEO Keith Zimmerman said. “This expansion provides for needed capacity and leading edge technology as we move toward a Level II trauma designation.”