Medical City Alliance
Fort Worth, Texas
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Size: 155,000 SF
Services: Architecture, Interiors
Scope: New Acute Care Hospital
Medical City Alliance is a new full-service hospital located on 48 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. This three-story facility contains 67 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient services. It was designed to grow both horizontally and vertically—up to 5 floors and approximately 150 beds, giving it the ability to expand as the community’s population grows. The project initially began as a 30-bed project, and two subsequent projects added 37 beds.
Services provided in the new hospital include a full range of acute care, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, including surgery, diagnostic imaging, cardiac cath labs, women’s services, nursery, NICU, and critical care services.
This patient-centered facility was designed as a prototype with an identical facility, Pearland Medical Center, in Pearland, Texas. The Owner/A/E/Contractor team worked in a partnering relationship from conceptual design through construction on both projects. The MPE sub-contractors were engaged early during the planning phase of the project to work in a Design Assist relationship with the project’s consulting engineers. Other unique aspects of the project included the implementation of Owner negotiated sole-source contracts, preferred vendor lists, and construction prefabrication.
Initially, the project scope included two floors with a second-floor shell space. During construction, the design team was requested to build-out the second floor to add obstetrics, nursery, NICU, and vertically expand the third floor. In a separate project, the third floor was completed to include med/surg beds.
The design incorporated lean concepts to streamline travel distances and processes. Medical City Alliance achieved LEED Silver certification. Wood materials used were from certified sustainable resources, 95% of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and water usage is expected to decrease from a baseline by 40%.
Photography by TERRY WIER PHOTOGRAPHY
Structural Design Group – Structural Engineer
I.C. Thomasson – MPE Engineer
Kimley-Horn – Civil Engineer
Design assist with GC and MPE subcontractors
Use of prefabrication strategies
Designed as a prototype hospital
Two floors of shell space build-out were successfully incorporated into the project design during construction