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Texas Access Controls, a Horton Automatics Company, Is Proud to be Part of the Construction of the New $300 Million Patient Surgical Tower in Fort Worth, Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth recently commemorated a milestone in the construction of the new $300-million Jane & John Justin Patient Surgical Tower.

The nine-story patient bed tower adds 144 patient beds, 15 surgical suites, and a new pre-operative and post-operative services area to the Texas Health Fort Worth campus, helping to address the health care needs of Tarrant County residents and other fast-growing communities the hospital serves. 

The Texas Access Controls team of installers took to the task and successfully completed the installation of twenty-three (23) Horton Automatics Profiler-ICU Series 310 Manual Single Sliding Door Units as well as thirty-nine Horton Automatics Profiler-ICU Series 310T Manual Telescopic Sliding Door Units.

Horton Patient Room Door

With the broadest selection of healthcare doors and entrance solutions in the industry, Horton Automatics makes a difference in the patient experience and hospital efficiency. Hospitals and medical facilities have specialized access needs that drive the toughest building codes.

Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth, comments, “Texas Health Fort Worth will use this new space and advanced technologies to help expand our capacity for more complex procedures and advanced care, making it possible for people in Fort Worth and beyond to receive the care they need.”

The Justin Tower is the largest construction project in the history of the Texas Health system. Located on the main campus of Texas Health Fort Worth, the new tower’s surgical suites are expected to increase the hospital’s daily surgical capacity by almost 30 percent.”

Will Maddox, Managing Editor for D CEOmagazine and D CEO Healthcare, reports:

The patient rooms line the outside of the building, offering views with large windows that flood the room with natural light. The patient suites are complete with a larger-than-average patient room, an additional room with a couch bed and television, and a sizable bathroom with marble and high-end fixtures that one might find in luxury penthouse. The patient rooms are built to be universal, meaning that the room is suited for increased acuity.

DeLeon says the organization’s focus was on building for the future and making patients comfortable. “We designed and built a hospital for the future, with more than 99 percent of the cost going into advanced patient care, like advanced ORs, patient rooms that can care for multiple acuity levels, and an entire floor that can turn into an isolation floor if needed,” he says. “The remaining portion of our budget went to creating an environment that aids in recovery. That includes medical-grade furniture and art that celebrates Fort Worth’s heritage. Texas Health is proud to have designed a beautiful place to serve our community.”

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