Medical City Denton July 14, 2016

Denton Award Program Honors Achievement

DENTON, Texas – Medical City Denton Emergency Department has been selected for the 2016 Best of Denton Award in the Urgent Care Facility category by the Denton Award Program.

Each year, the Denton Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These exceptional companies help make the Denton area a great place to live, work and play. The 2016 Denton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Denton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Medical City Denton is prepared now to care for more acute trauma cases with the renovation of its emergency room and trauma center. The hospital saw 44,000 emergency room visits last year --- a triple-digit increase in trauma patients.

Among the updates:

  • Increased capacity from two to four trauma rooms
  • Increased capacity from 29 to 40 beds
  • 11 additional private rooms that replace the curtained areas and provide more privacy
  • Dedicated Fast-Track area
  • Two Bariatric rooms that allow us to treat larger patients more easily and safely
  • New trauma ventilators and stretchers
  • Expanded lab located closer to the emergency room
  • Additional isolation room for diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases
  • Updated waiting area and entrance

On Tuesday, May 24, Denton Mayor Chris Watts, emergency medical services representatives from the area and DRMC board members joined the staff at Medical City Denton in a ribbon-cutting event to launch the new facilities, although the hospital never stopped providing exceptional emergency care for the community.

“Now, trauma patients around Denton and the areas north and west of us can receive top-level trauma treatment right here in Denton, and their loved ones don’t have to battle the I-35 construction traffic to Dallas and Fort Worth,” said Nicki Roderman, Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Denton. “The ability to treat emergency patients here in Denton without having to transport them into Dallas or Fort Worth can mean the difference between life and death.”

Denton Regional emergency room regularly handles 30 ambulance visits on a Friday night. Medical City Denton is currently a Level 3 Trauma Center, pursuing a higher Level 2 designation.

About Medical City Denton

Medical City Denton is a 208-bed full-service hospital that serves the growing population of Denton, Wise, Cooke and Montague Counties. Offering the full spectrum of healthcare, including advanced open-heart surgery and trauma programs, MCD has more than 850 employees and 300 physicians are constantly striving to offer the highest quality service to the North Texas area. Medical City Denton part of Medical City Healthcare, which includes 13 hospitals and related health care entities serving North Texas and the surrounding areas. To learn more: medicalcitydenton.com