Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for Expansion Held
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.
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.
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
“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 Caleb O’Rear, Chief Executive 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.”
It’s not unusual for the Medical City Denton emergency room to handle 30 ambulance visits on a Friday night. Medical City Denton continues to elevate the level of care in Denton County by expanding its Emergency Services and increasing the level of trauma care that it provides. 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, Medical City Denton's more than 850 employees and 300 physicians are constantly striving to provide the highest quality service to the North Texas area. Medical City Denton is part of Medical City Healthcare, which includes 13 hospitals and related health care entities serving North Texas and the surrounding areas.