Stansel Harvey, president of Harris Methodist Southwest, said, "We have had tremendous growth in southwest Fort Worth, and the hospital has been operating at capacity for quite a while.
"The new tower, along with expansion of the various hospital support services, will increase capacities for both inpatient and outpatient services and increase the population of on-campus physicians," Harvey
"It's not a question of ‘Build it and they will come,'" as Harvey
recently told the Business Press
."It's ‘Build because they are here.'"
In anticipation of the expansion, Harris Methodist Southwest
had transformed portions of its emergency-care department into short-stay patient rooms.
"We are probably averaging over 100 patients a day now," Harvey
said."We have days when we have over 120 patients in the hospital."
Such demand stems from a strategy to strengthen the commitment to increasingly sophisticated levels of high-acuity care to meet the requirements of the surrounding populace.The crucial combination of convenience and a competitive progressiveness has contributed to the need to expand, Harvey