For many in Fort Worth, the Near Southside is most well known for our world class Medical District, home to Tarrant County’s major hospitals, as well as dozens of independent medical clinics. Health science institutions have been essential partners in the area’s revitalization, but their impacts extend far beyond the neighborhood. A 2014 University of North Texas study of the district’s healthcare facilities documented a $4.2 billion annual economic impact in Fort Worth, and $5.5 billion in Tarrant County. These same providers have also accounted for nearly 39,000 jobs.
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center,
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, founded in 1906, offers a broad range of medical services, including cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology and women’s services. Major construction has transformed the campus, located at the western edge of the Near Southside, and expansion continues. A new 36,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department facility along Mistletoe Boulevard will include two trauma treatment rooms, 32 treatment rooms, 4 triage rooms, and an extensive imaging center when it opens in 2017. The new ED follows a surgical hospital completed in 2014 on Park Place Avenue, the $85 million Paul and Judy Andrews Women’s Hospital, a new Islet Cell Transplantation Laboratory and a five-story, 120,000 sq. ft. medical office building at Mistletoe and 8th Ave.
Texas Health Harris Methodist
Texas Health Harris Methodist, founded in 1930, is a full-service medical center offering specialized capabilities, including oncology, trauma, cardiology and women’s services. Harris Methodist recently expanded its state-of-the-art facility with the Marion Emergency Care Center, a three-story, 75,000 sq. ft., $57.7 million facility that nearly tripled the footprint of the existing department to increase patient capacity. That expansion followed a $62 million, 150,000 sq. ft. Heart Center with an adjacent Morris Meditation Garden. The original 1930s hospital tower is still in use and surrounded by additions from the last several decades that have added a full range of medical services.
UT Southwestern’s Moncrief Cancer Institute Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center
UT Southwestern’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center firmly establish the sixth major healthcare institution in the Near Southside’s Medical District. The Moncrief Cancer Institute is a $22 million project completed at Magnolia and Jennings Avenues in October 2012, establishing a non-profit, community-based cancer prevention and support center serving the social, emotional and physical needs of individuals with cancer and their support network. An affiliate of the UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons comprehensive Cancer Center, Moncrief offers a broad range of services provided by social workers, dietitians, nurses, genetic counselors, psychologists, and advocates. The Institute includes an event garden and a 100-seat auditorium for public education and physician seminars.
Scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2016, the Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center will be located at the northwest corner of S. Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The Center will expand clinical services in Fort Worth beyond cancer-related treatments, strengthening UTSW’s ability to serve residents from Tarrant County and beyond. Opening in the first quarter of 2017 with three floors totaling 105,000 sq. ft., the facility will have 10 clinics, laboratory services, and an imaging center. The clinic space includes exam and procedure rooms for multiple specialties, including Urology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Upper Respiratory, and Musculoskeletal Care.
Cook Children’s Health Care System
Cook Children’s Health Care System, founded in 1918, offers top medical minds, advanced technological equipment, leading surgical techniques, rehabilitation facilities and ancillary services to meet the unique needs of children. In addition to a world-class medical staff, Cook’s team of chaplains, teachers, social service coordinators and translators help patients and families cope with the stress that accompanies a child’s hospitalization. Following major hospital expansions in 2012 and 2013, other recent additions include a new urgent care facility at 6th Avenue and a five-story administrative office building at 7th Avenue. Currently, Cook is near completion on the new South Tower and an Emergency Department expansion, totaling $350 million in new investment at their central campus.
Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth was established in 1974, offering comprehensive, cutting-edge diagnostic treatment services in a wide range of specialties and subspecialties. Medical City is committed to the care and improvement of human life by providing high quality, cost effective healthcare for the community. In recent years, they have completed a $90 million project that included expansions of the ICU and pharmacy, as well as additional operating rooms. Those improvements transformed the appearance of the campus just west of 8th Avenue. Future growth of the campus could include new facilities along 9th Avenue just west of the existing hospital.