MANSFIELD — With a press of their hands into commemorative slabs of concrete, the mayors of Midlothian, Mansfield, Kennedale, Grand Prairie and Arlington marked the 10th anniversary of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Thursday, Dec. 15.

When Methodist Mansfield opened Dec. 27, 2006, the 88-bed community hospital was Methodist Health System’s first health care facility in Tarrant County. Today, Methodist Mansfield has grown to a 254-bed hospital, offering some of the latest in medical technology and innovative treatments through dozens of specialties. The hospital recently added four new operating rooms with a focus on neurosurgery and minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, as well as award-winning cardiology services at the Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center.

Over the last decade, "the hospital has grown and achieved exceptional safety scores, outperformed other hospitals in the major quality measures to provide the best patient care, and has become the preferred hospital in the area," a Methodist Mansfield press release states. The release also notes that Methodist Mansfield has treated 772,498 total patients, 438,114 in the emergency departments, and delivered 15,136 babies during its 10-year history.

In attendance for the 10th-anniversary celebration were: John Phillips, FACHE, President of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center; Randall Canedy, Chair of the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Advisory Board; Clayton Chandler, City Manager of the City of Mansfield; David Cook, Mayor of Mansfield; Ron Jensen, Mayor of Grand Prairie; Jeff Williams, Mayor of Arlington; Bill Houston – Mayor of Midlothian; and Brian Johnson, Mayor of Kennedale.

The hospital is located at 2700 E. Broad Street in Mansfield.