Medical City Fort Worth will celebrate the opening of its newly remodeled Cancer Care unit with a ribbon cutting on March 2 at 10:30 am, assisted by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Action Ambassadors.
The $700,000 renovation of the dedicated, 18-bed cancer unit will better allow the multidisciplinary team of cancer experts at Medical City Fort Worth to provide exceptional healthcare in a comfortable and caring environment. Renovations include all-new bathrooms with larger showers in patient rooms, plus new lighting and flooring for the entire unit. Patient rooms were also painted with a special, germ resistant anti-microbial paint. A new nurses’ station is designed to help caregivers better assist patients. Each patient room is equipped with a new, more mobile computer station for nurses and physicians to access and input patient information. Plus, each room has a 43-inch, big screen TV to help patients feel more at home. Two larger VIP suites, with separate sitting areas, will accommodate patients and families with longer hospital stays.
“Today’s opening of our newly upgraded Cancer Care unit marks yet another example of Medical City Fort Worth’s commitment to providing excellent healthcare for our patients and community,” said Jyric Sims, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “Our new cancer facility is also part of a larger plan for expansion of Medical City Fort Worth’s partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute to fight cancer together.”
The cancer unit renovation is part of more than $100 million in expansion and improvement projects at Medical City Fort Worth. This includes construction of a new, three-story patient tower, featuring an expanded emergency department which is scheduled to open in January 2019.
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services close to home, with convenient access to leading-edge therapies for those facing cancer. Programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials and molecular profiling capabilities.
The cancer program at Medical City Fort Worth has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons since 2009. Accreditation by the CoC demonstrates a cancer program's commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care.