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Texas Health Huguley Breaks Ground on New Hospital

From left:  Dr. Mehboob Qassam, Chief of the Medical Staff; Sean Wilson, Director of Healthcare Design, Beck Group; Rusty Herron, Texas Health Resources Senior Project Facilities Manager; Penny Johnson, Texas Health Huguley Hospital CFO; Ken Finch, Texas Health Huguley Hospital President and CEO; Erin Boren, RN, Texas Health Huguley Hospital; Ken Shetter, Burleson Mayor; W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman, Fort Worth Mayor Pro-Tem; Harold Berenzweig, MD, Executive Vice President/Southwest Clinical Zone Leader, Texas Health Resources; Max Trevino, Chairman, Adventist Health System Finance Council



On May 15, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South announced its planned construction of a new hospital to be located immediately west of the current facility.

The new six-story construction, which has a total budget of $95 million, will be 228,300 square feet and have a glass curtain exterior.  The building, which will connect to the current facility on the first floor, is scheduled to be complete in summer 2016.

“This new hospital will support our community’s growth, our patients’ needs and advances in medical technology.  We believe it is an important step in enhancing our patients’ experience with us and continuing to deliver the highest level of personalized care,” said Ken Finch, president and CEO of Texas Health Huguley Hospital.

Key features of the new hospital will include:
• private patient rooms more than double the size of the current rooms
• wireless technology and individual climate controls in each patient room
• new Women’s Services Department
• new lobby and registration area
• outpatient radiology center
• gift shop
• chapel
• high energy efficiency
• quiet acoustics
• landscaped courtyard 
• infrastructure for new medical technology installed in ceiling.

The existing facility will continue to house ICU, cardiovascular critical care, the emergency department and heart catheterization lab.  The inpatient and outpatient behavioral health center will also remain in the current location.

After the new hospital is complete, the existing patient tower will have space to expand current or future service lines.

“This new hospital is a sign of the successful partnership between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System to more effectively meet the health care needs of this community,” said Doug Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources.   “Our collaboration has already made significant progress in the coordination of care across the spectrum of health, from prevention and wellness to acute hospital care.  Now, we will move up to the next level of patient safety, quality and continuity of care together.”

On May 1, 2012, Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, the original parent company of Huguley Memorial Medical Center, formed a joint venture company that owns and manages the hospital, which later adopted the name of Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South.

About Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South:
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, Texas Health Huguley believes that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Huguley includes a 223-bed acute care hospital, a medical intensive care unit and a cardiovascular critical care unit, an accredited bone and joint center, an accredited chest pain center, behavioral health center, women’s services, an award-winning emergency department and a fitness center. More than 350 primary care and specialty physicians on the medical staff provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. For more information, call 817-293-9110, visit www.TexasHealthHuguley.org or find Texas Health Huguley on facebook.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.texashealth.org.

About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's nearly 70,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.5 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.
Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.

For more information about Adventist Health System visit http://www.adventisthealthsystem.com.