Medical City Fort Worth will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on May 15 for construction of a $64 million, three-story patient tower, including a new Emergency Department, a 28-bed intensive care unit and an additional rooftop helipad. The new tower will be constructed across 9th Avenue, west of the main hospital, in an area formerly used as a parking lot.

This construction project is part of more than $100 million in expansion and improvement projects at Medical City Fort Worth, some of which were completed in 2016. Other improvement projects include:
• Additional neuro-interventional radiology lab ($2.3 million)
• New cardiac electrophysiology lab ($2.3 million)
• New inpatient rehabilitation unit ($3.6 million)
• Two Da Vinci Xi© robotic systems ($6.75 million)
• Upgrades/Updates for equipment, facilities and programs: Operating room, MRI suite, endoscopy, anesthesia machines, ICU beds and monitors, new comprehensive liver program,

Invited participants for the groundbreaking ceremony include Fort Worth District 9 Councilwoman Ann Zadeh; Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors; representatives from project architecture firm Perkins+Will and general contractor DPR Construction; Medical City Fort Worth leadership and board members; and local emergency services representatives.