Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Hosts New Patient Care Tower Topping Out

$118 Million Patient Tower Two to open winter 2015 and bring 200 new jobs to area
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On Friday, December 5 at 10 a.m. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center will commemorate the halfway point of construction of its new patient care tower during a topping out ceremony. Scheduled to open in winter of 2015, the new $118 million, 110,000 square-foot patient care tower is located at the northwest corner of the existing building. The expansion will feature 34,000 square feet of additional operating rooms, cardiology and gastroenterology services and 64,000 square feet of additional support services including lab, pharmacy, materials management, biomed, sterile processing to name a few. The new tower will initially open with 86 beds, with shell space for an additional 32 beds. The expansion will employ 200 medical professionals.

“Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of our new patient care tower,” said John Phillips, FACHE, president Methodist Mansfield. “This new tower will ensure Methodist Mansfield’s ability to serve the future health care needs of this vibrant and rapidly growing region for years to come.”

Construction of the new patient tower is taking place concurrently with normal day-to-day hospital operations and is being integrated with existing infrastructure. Upon its completion, the hospital will advance cardiology services through electrophysiology cardiac care and cardiac rehabilitation, house a dedicated stroke inpatient unit, have additional inpatient cardiology capacity, expanded inpatient dialysis and offer a 14-bed intensive care unit. The expansion will also include two new surgical suites dedicated to robotic minimally invasive surgery and advanced cardiac care as well as four gastroenterology suites, expanded outpatient cardiopulmonary testing area, as well as the laboratory, pharmacy, sterile processing, information technology, food services and a new two-story atrium lobby and community room.

“When considering the design of patient rooms, we’re including physician and employee input and focusing on clinical quality and patient satisfaction in every little detail including the wall color and lighting effects to the door size, flat screen TVs and charging stations for the latest mobile devices,” said Phillips. “We want our patients healing and comfort to be prime focus. The new tower is part of our ongoing investment in enhancing health care services and quality of life in Tarrant, Johnson, Ellis and southwest Dallas counties.”

The new patient care tower is being supported by a $2 million capital campaign – the largest in the hospital’s history. The “Building Brighter. Shining Farther,” campaign is spearheaded by Jenny Conrad, president of Conrad Creative.

“Many individuals and organizations have generously supported Methodist Mansfield making this expansion possible,” said Conrad. “We are grateful for the backing of our community and invite others including individuals, companies and civic groups to join our tower campaign and make this tower special for our families.” Please join the capital campaign and reinforce Methodist Mansfield standing as the community’s hospital for future generations. To donate, please contact the Methodist Foundation at 682-622-2085.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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