Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Jane and John Justin Tower will open to the public on April 2.

The new building features 144 patient beds, 15 advanced surgical suites, new pre- and post-operation service rooms, 450 pieces of art created by Fort Worth artists that keep the hospital a “Fort Worthian, Justin-brand building,” hospital president Joseph DeLeon said.

The tower also features a chapel, café and family waiting areas throughout the building.

The nine-floor building will connect to the existing patient tower. Patients will be moved from the former tower to the new tower on April 2.

Stainless steel walls on the operation floor make it easier for disinfection, DeLeon said.

DeLeon and his team hope to provide specialty care to Fort Worth residents in order to keep them local and comfortable.

“We have seen so much growth in the last two years. These specialties did exist but not in Fort Worth before now. And so lots of people were having to travel to Dallas — people want to stay local and make sure they’re around family,” DeLeon said.

The expansion places Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, which officials say is the busiest hospital in the Texas Health network, in a better position to deal with population growth.

“With this addition, we are at just the right amount before the next growth,” DeLeon said.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...

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