World's first full-service airport ER to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth

by Lauren Dubinsky, Senior Reporter | December 06, 2016
CT Emergency Medicine X-Ray
Code 3's ER and urgent care facility
at DFW International Airport
Code 3 Emergency Partners plans to open an airport emergency room at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport in mid to late 2017. This weekend, the company received approval from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board to start construction.

"Medical and traumatic emergencies are much more common than most realize," Dr. Carrie de Moor, founder and CEO of Code 3 told HCB News. "In fact, 44 percent of Americans visit ER's every year, so the fact is that emergencies are highly likely to occur — and statistically so in a known population."

There are more than 60,000 airport-based and airline employees on site at the DFW airport every day. In addition, over 60 million passengers travel through the airport every year.

The 8,125-square foot facility in the DFW Southgate Plaza Development will have a full-service ER with a CT, ultrasound, X-ray, laboratory and pharmacy. There will also be observation rooms for short-term observation admissions and a separate urgent care facility.

"We have been acutely aware of our surroundings and the special role that our emergency physicians may need to take on at the airport," said de Moor. "We are actively preparing to be involved with disaster response and are working with authorities and other operators to help play a role in preventing the spread of infectious disease."

Code 3 owns and operates two other ERs and one urgent care facility in Texas, and has dual mode ER/urgent care facilities under construction in three other Texas locations.

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