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DFW Airport to Receive World’s First Airport Emergency Room

Dec 05, 2016 07:44AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Weary travelers, take heart: DFW Airport will soon have a freestanding emergency center and urgent care facility. Frisco-based Code 3 Emergency Partners received approval from the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport Board to begin construction on 1.43 acres of land in the DFW Airport Southgate Plaza Development, scheduled to open fall 2017. At the same time, Code 3 will also begin construction of an urgent care facility and pharmacy located within DFW International Terminal D, slated to open in mid to late 2017.

“Code 3 is extremely excited to provide access to specialized emergency medical/trauma care and unscheduled acute care on the airport property. We knew that with over 60,000 airport-based and airline employees onsite every day and over 60 million passengers traveling through the airport every year, there was a definite need for this service. We intend to partner with airport employers to provide an affordable and easily accessible solution for their employees’ acute unscheduled healthcare needs,” said Code 3 founder and CEO, Carrie de Moor, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. in a press release.

The 8,125-square-foot facility will house a full-service emergency room including observation rooms for short-term observation admissions and a separate urgent care facility. The emergency room will be fully equipped with a CT scanner, ultrasound, x-ray, laboratory and pharmacy. The concept will be the first-ever of its kind on an airport property in the world.

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