Last month, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center celebrated an important milestone in its five-year history: another expansion.
The opening of the $9.1 million women’s pavilion addition and renovation was a great way to celebrate the hospital’s fifth anniversary in our city. It was the second major expansion at Methodist Mansfield since opening in December 2006. In 2010, it completed a two-year, $37 million expansion of its emergency room and intensive care unit, as well as adding a medical-surgical unit and finishing out the fifth floor of the patient tower.
As if the continuing expansion wasn’t a clear enough sign of the hospital’s success in our city, the numbers certainly are an indication.
- 713 employees and 186 physicians
- $180 million total capital investment
- 4,600 births since 2006
- $27.7 million economic impact annually
In fiscal year 2011 alone, the hospital saw more than 8,120 admission, 44, 008 ER visits and 64,769 outpatient visits.
The economic impact of those numbers can be seen in the area surrounding the hospital complex on East Broad Street. The city’s growing medical district is now home to physician offices and other ancillary medical businesses. The newest is the Mansfield office of Arlington Orthopedic Associates, one of Texas’ largest and prestigious orthopedic practices.
And Methodist Mansfield success goes beyond the numbers. It has received numerous accreditations in the hospital industry including those for cardiac care and radiology. It received the 2011 AdvisorMed’s Great Texas Hospital Award and was named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review and the Dallas Business Journal.
Nine of the hospital’s nurses were among the honorees for the Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses award and several in their nursing staff were named Health Care Heroes by the DFW Hospital Council.
The hospital has also taken seriously its role as a community leader. Methodist Mansfield supports many community organizations and is a sponsor of the city’s Parks and Recreation program. Their contributions have made events like Hometown Holidays possible.
More difficult to quantify is the impact of Mansfield Methodist on the healthcare of our citizens. Our 58,000-plus residents have access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and professionals within minutes of their homes. The Mansfield Fire Department ambulances can now transport those critically ill or injured to a hospital in our own city limits instead of using precious minutes to reach medical facilities in Arlington or Fort Worth. The value of that alone is immeasurable.
Our community has been positively impacted by the presence of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in our city. Their benefit to the economic and overall health and wellness of our community is overwhelming.
We congratulate them on their success and another milestone in their history. We are grateful for all of their contributions to Mansfield and look forward to our continued successful partnership.