Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas, began construction on a $76 million addition. The six-story surgical tower will increase the hospital's size by more than 200,000 sf, adding 16 operating rooms for inpatient and day surgery. Completion is expected in September 2007. According to Jeff Stouffer, AIA, principal with Dallas-based HKS, design architect for the tower, the creation of flexible, acuity-adaptable patient rooms and units will allow the hospital to expand its inpatient capability, while the creation of a surgical unit on two floors will help support the hospital's ability to treat critically ill patients.
Dallas-based Centex Construction is the general contractor.