Baylor Health Care System Adds Beds, Enhanced Services in Tarrant County
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Celebrates Successful Expansion
DALLAS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine will become the third largest BHCS facility, based on licensed patient beds, when the hospital opens its new $90 million patient tower, June 10. Only Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth are licensed for more patient beds. Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) continues to expand beyond its Dallas County home base where the health care system was formed in 1981.
Baylor Grapevine’s new patient tower adds 40 beds, increasing bed numbers from 273 beds to 313 licensed beds. There is space to add 68 additional beds as needed. Other features include:
- New Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) moves to the second floor of the new patient tower. The area’s design utilizes a pod concept to allow caregivers and families more privacy than typically found in open NICU design. Another feature is the five private NICU rooms for critically ill infants.
- Dedicated Cardiovascular Center uses universal bed concept that allows patient to stay in same room during hospitalization instead of moving to different clinical areas as clinical care level changes.
- Expanded radiology department provides services from MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology in one centralized location on first floor of new patient care tower.
- The emergency department has space to add nine new emergency department beds; surgical suite can add four new operating rooms.
According to Steven R. Newton, west region president, Baylor Health Care System, the price tag on the expansion is $85-$90 million. The hospital announced this latest expansion in fall 2011.
“Our goal is to continue to bring quality health care to Northeast Tarrant and Southern Denton counties,” says Newton. “Area residents want access to specialized care in their community. Our expansion is part of providing that level of care.”
Baylor Grapevine has been the site of several past expansions.
- 1981 – Hospital joins Baylor Health Care System; named Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine
- 1985 – New $13 million patient tower doubles the size of the hospital
- 1995 – Hospital breaks ground on $17.7 million facility to add outpatient services, expand emergency services and create Women’s Center and new Intensive Care Unit
- 1997 – Cecelia Cunningham Box Women’s Center opens
- 1998 – Baylor Therapy Center opens
- 1999 – Hospital open cardiac rehab and expands services for premature and seriously ill newborns
- 2003 – Opening of $51 million, six-story Ed and Minnie Lee Lancaster Patient Tower
- 2009 – $29 million expansion of the Carter Tower; construction of a $17.75 million, 6-story parking garage
- 2009 – Opening of a dedicated Cardiovascular Unit which features the universal bed concept where patients stay in one room during their hospitalization with the appropriate level of care brought to them. The specialized unit is the first of its kind in Tarrant County.
- 2011 – Oncology Unit opens on the fifth floor, Carter building. The inpatient unit is dedicated to the quality care of adult cancer patients and their families when hospitalization is required.
- Spring 2011 – The Baylor Breast Center opens in the Clearview II building. It focuses on every aspect of breast care, offering advanced technology and a full continuum of preventive, diagnostic and support services. Additionally, the hospital expands the Baylor Spine Center, offering a complete range of surgical and non-surgical services for the diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
About Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Focused on being the best place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care, Baylor Grapevine works to lead the transformation of health care. The 313-bed hospital offers advanced medical services for cardiovascular services, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, neonatal intensive care, sleep disorders, intensive and emergency care.
About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4.1 billion in total operating revenue, $5.3 billion in total assets and $539 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2012 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services). Baylor’s network of more than 360 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 190 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.
SOURCE Baylor Health Care System