Southwestern Medical District

The Southwestern Medical District delivers renowned health care in partnership with innovative, world-class research and education.

The District – bordered by Mockingbird Lane, Medical District Drive, the Stemmons Freeway (I-35), and Maple Avenue – covers more than 1,000 acres and includes a medical complex that employs a workforce of more than 29,000 people. Its medical facilities attract nearly 2.6 million patient visits a year to its clinics and hospitals, providing services from pediatric preventive care to geriatric services, from life-saving emergency care to heart transplants.

Parkland Memorial Hospital was the first facility to open in the District in 1954 and soon partnered next door on Harry Hines Boulevard with UT Southwestern Medical Center. The former UT Southwestern St. Paul University Hospital opened in 1963, Children's Medical Center Dallas in 1967, UT Southwestern's Zale Lipshy University Hospital in 1989, and UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (which replaced the St. Paul facility) in December 2014.

The District's future is one of growth and advancement. Construction continues on the $1.271 billion new Parkland Hospital campus. The 2.5 million-square-foot-facility, with 862 single-patient rooms, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. And UT Southwestern's new $800 million state-of-the-art medical facility – the 12-floor, 1.3 million-square-foot Clements University Hospital – has changed the District's skyline while delivering unsurpassed patient-focused care. Redevelopment of West Campus has begun.

On the East Campus, a 500,000-square-foot biotechnology park on 13 acres, called BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District, is attracting innovative biotech companies to the area, as well as increasing research opportunities.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern ranks among the world's top academic medical centers. Its physicians provide the highest-quality care at hospitals and clinics throughout the Medical District – health care often based on research conducted in UT Southwestern's own laboratories. Its faculty members – responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching and training.

UT Southwestern physicians provide innovative, patient-oriented medical services ranging from preventive care to world-class treatment in a wide variety of specialties, including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, heart and lung transplantation, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, breast surgery, vascular surgery, pediatrics, infectious disease, and much more.

Distinguished faculty members in both clinical and research sciences – including six Nobel Prize winners, 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 17 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – guide the best and brightest students who come to UT Southwestern to learn and discover. Its Medical School

and School of Health Professions train future health care professionals, while the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences educates the next generation of biomedical investigators.

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Research provides the foundation on which preeminent medical education and patient care are built. At UT Southwestern, research into the basic life processes and research on specific diseases go hand in hand. Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of biomedical research, driving the discoveries that lead to new ways to prevent and treat disease.

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UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics

The Medical Center operates UT Southwestern University Hospitals and six clinic facilities on the campus, offering comprehensive diagnostic services and therapies for residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and around the world. Complementing those facilities, UT Southwestern's outpatient clinics in Park Cities, Richardson/Plano, and Las Colinas offer treatment for specific disorders, while delivering access to the latest medical breakthroughs.

The new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital – named after the late Texas Governor – opened its doors in December 2014, transforming opportunities for medical care in North Texas. Patients treated at the state-of-the-art facility receive compassionate care informed by the latest research and most advanced training. Designed with involvement and input from hundreds of health care professionals and community friends of UT Southwestern, the 460-bed hospital is, first and foremost, a caring environments for patients and their families.

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At the same time, Clements University Hospital is a site for fulfilling the fundamental missions of discovery and education that have been UT Southwestern's hallmarks during its seven-decade history in Dallas.

Services offered at the new hospital include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, and vascular surgery.

Zale Lipshy Hospital

Zale Lipshy University Hospital, a 149-bed facility on the South Campus that opened in 1989, is adjacent to Parkland. With the opening of Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy is strategically being transformed into the region's first dedicated, freestanding neuroscience facility. The medical, surgical, and research expertise leading the transformation will provide the new therapies and advanced technology that improve patient outcomes at what UT Southwestern plans to be among the world's premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers. Zale Lipshy's speciality areas will include neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and imaging, neuro-oncology, opthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopaedic spine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, and radiosurgery.

Southwestern Medical Foundation is dedicated to supporting UT Southwestern and its affiliated institutions.

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Parkland Health & Hospital System

The Parkland system includes Parkland Hospital, 12 Community Oriented Primary Care health centers, Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc., and the Parkland Foundation, as well as many community education and prevention programs.

Parkland Hospital is the primary adult teaching institution of UT Southwestern, and UT Southwestern's distinguished faculty physicians are responsible for caring for the hospital's patients. More than half of the doctors practicing in Dallas received some or all of their training at Parkland. For more than 120 years, Parkland has cared for anyone in need, employing important principles of public health, such as early intervention, affordable access, primary care, and preventive medicine. As the county's only public hospital, Parkland ensures that health care is available to all county residents.

Private physicians refer patients to many of Parkland's centers of excellence, including specialty care for stroke, epilepsy, women and infant services, and spinal-cord injuries. Its Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center are internationally recognized.

The Regional Burn Center, established in 1962, pioneered skin graft techniques, infection control and nutritional support for burn patients.

Its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides the most acute neonatal care in North Texas.

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Parkland's network of 12 neighborhood-based health centers, 12 school-based youth and family centers, and a homeless medical service, as well as many other prevention and education programs, provide primary care to reduce illness and death rates from preventable diseases in Dallas County.

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Children's Medical Center Dallas

Children's Medical Center Dallas is a pediatric medical center, and is the flagship hospital of the larger Children's Health System of Texas, devoted to caring for the medical needs of children from birth to age 18. Within the Medical District, Children's completed a major renovation in 2011 that included a 10-story tower that added services and expanded capabilities. From health and wellness to complex conditions requiring specialized care, Children's Health has capabilities that span the continuum.

As the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country and UT Southwestern's primary pediatric teaching hospital, Children's is the only pediatric academic medical center in North Texas.

Children's Medical Center Dallas is a state-of-the-art facility licensed for 490 beds at its Dallas campus, 72 beds at its Plano campus, and offering more than 50 pediatric specialty and subspecialty programs. Across the system, Children's Health receives more than 785,000 patient visits annually at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty care centers, and 18 primary care My-Children's locations throughout the Metroplex.

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Children's Dallas has consistently been named among the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It delivers the highest level of pediatric trauma care in the region as a Level I Trauma Center, has been awarded the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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