Texas Health announced in a press release that the Jane & John Justin Foundation has made a $10 million gift to support expansion of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. The project will feature a nine-story patient tower and major modernization of surgical services.
Through the Justin Foundation’s lead gift, the new tower will be called the Jane & John Justin Patient Surgical Tower.
“We are extremely humbled by this gift and grateful to the Justin Foundation for its generosity and support at the onset of this important project,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. “Having such a prominent and well-respected name as Justin on our patient surgical tower further validates our commitment to Fort Worth and the communities we serve. And it reflects the Foundation’s commitment to Jane and John’s legacy of giving back to Fort Worth.”
“It is never about just getting their name out there,” said J.T. Dickenson, president of the Jane & John Justin Foundation, named after the late civic and business leader and his wife of almost 50 years. “They wanted to make a real impact on Fort Worth and surrounding communities. That’s why they gave back financially to these programs, but also gave of their time and leadership. I know they would be thrilled to support this needed and significant patient surgical tower benefiting all of Fort Worth and bearing their name.”
The new patient surgical tower will add 144 beds, 15 surgical suites, and a new pre-operative and post-operative services area to the Texas Health Fort Worth campus. The expansion will help address the health care needs of Tarrant County residents and other fast-growing communities in the hospital’s service area, which includes more than 1 million people in 42 ZIP codes. Those communities have grown by almost 300,000 in the past 15 years.
Construction on the Jane and John Justin Patient Surgical Tower is expected to start in mid-2018 and be completed by late 2021. The facility will be located on the main Texas Health Fort Worth campus.
“The project will have the latest design features, advanced medical equipment and a comforting environment for patients, their families and visitors,” said Laura McWhorter, vice president of the Texas Health Foundation. “It will increase Texas Health Fort Worth’s capacity to care for those in need and help retain leading clinicians already practicing at the hospital and attract more of the country’s top surgeons and caregivers. I can’t think of a more beautiful way to carry on Jane and John’s legacy.”
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