HCA Healthcare
December 08, 2022


Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Author: Jenny Rudolph
Date: December 8, 2022

A new Medical City hospital is planned for Alliance, Texas. The 27,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use community in North Fort Worth has a full-service behavioral health hospital on the way, once permitted by the city of Fort Worth. Medical City Mental Health & Wellness Alliance will open in 2024 on the north side of the Medical City Alliance campus along I-35. The 65,000-square-foot medical facility will afford patients in the Alliance area with psychiatric and mental health care closer to home. Medical City will fully equip the new facility with 130 full-time hires.

“We are pleased to extend vital mental health and wellness services to this growing area of north Tarrant County, backed by the expertise and resources of the Medical City Healthcare system,” Medical City Alliance CEO Glenn Wallace said in a release. “This stand-alone mental health and wellness hospital is another reason our community turns to us as the destination of choice for all of their healthcare needs.”

The single-story hospital comes with 88 beds, an outdoor healing garden and a courtyard space for physical activity. Forty-eight beds are reserved for adults, 24 for adolescents and 16 for seniors.

The facility will have inpatient and outpatient services care for patients battling depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders. Meanwhile, the hospital provides intensive outpatient services, partial hospital programs and electroconvulsive therapy, a medical treatment that involves brief electrical stimulation of the brain for patients with severe depression or bipolar disorder. With a facility that emphasizes natural lighting and open space, the planned hospital strays from the design of a typical mental health clinic by creating an atmosphere similar to a resort or spa, the company said.

“Our desire is to create an environment that is welcoming and promotes healing,” HCA Healthcare regional vice president for behavioral health services, Brandy Hart, said in a release. “We believe that this facility will ensure more individuals are able to receive the mental services they need, close to home.” The new behavioral health hospital is the latest addition to Medical City Health’s recent $1.1 billion investment initiative, the company said. The healthcare system plans to upgrade and expand its existing hospitals over the next five years by purchasing and building new facilities, improving technology and implementing new behavioral healthcare, oncology and trauma services.