Medical City Alliance
Fort Worth, Texas
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Services: Architecture and 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 five 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 Engineering
I.C. Thomasson – MPE Engineering
Kimley-Horn – Civil Engineering
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