Medical City Lewisville (MCL) is now accepting patients in its new, $17 million 24-bed state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED).
“We are excited to welcome patients to our new Emergency Department,” says Sharn Barbarin, Chief Executive Officer at Medical City Lewisville. “This ED is the latest example of our dedication to growing with the community and providing family-focused, quality care closer to home.”
The hospital has been a part of the local community for nearly 40 years.
The new Emergency Department features the first and only Pediatric ER in Denton County. “This area is very family-oriented. About 35 percent of the patients we see in the ED are children, which is higher than the national average,” says Dr. James Doyle, Emergency Department Medical Director. “This, along with input from the community, led us to create a Pediatric Emergency Department to best serve our patients.”
The pediatric ED features a separate entrance, waiting room and six designated exam rooms not utilized by the adult ED. The staff includes pediatric-trained emergency physicians and nurses, and child life specialist support. Additionally, MCL partners with Medical City Children’s Hospital (a sister facility within Medical City Healthcare) to provide high level pediatric specialty services.
“Excellent nursing care has always made this hospital stand out from other facilities,” says Dr. Doyle. “This is the last piece needed to make Medical City Lewisville stand out as the world-class facility that it is.”
In addition to the pediatric ED, the new department includes two trauma rooms, 16 private adult exam rooms, imaging services, and lab technicians dedicated to the ED to insure fast results.