The Dallas region is also an international
medical center for burns and trauma care,
a leading transplant center in the Southwest
– and also has the largest single-site baby
delivery facility in the nation.
Parkland Memorial Hospital delivers more
than 10,000 babies each year. In addition,
the busy public health system that cares for
the areas indigent and needy handled more
than 240,000 emergency room visits and
saw more than 1 million outpatient visits last
year. The new 2. 5 million-square-foot Parkland campus, built on the northeast corner
of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical
District Drive, is nearly twice the size of the
current hospital and has been designed to
meet the ever-changing needs of the DFW
area. The 870 single-patient rooms will have
private baths and space for families and
visitors. The new campus also incorporates
natural lighting and a wellness garden.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s new
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital,
offers state-of-the-art technology that
supports patient-centric care in an integrated
environment with individual patient rooms
featuring ergonomically designed sleeper
sofas to allow families to stay overnight. The
Williams P. Clements University Hospital
has been recognized as a “Top Performer”
by The Joint Commission and houses 460
single-patient rooms, 40 emergency room
and, 16 labor and delivery rooms.
The education and healthcare sector, one of
the largest employment sectors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has been the leading job
growth industry here for some years – it is
still one of biggest and fastest-growing as
the need for quality healthcare increases.
Consider that, in prior years, the total health
industry for North Texas was greater than
the health industry of 31 other states. More
than 600,000 jobs are supported by the
health care industry in the DFW area.
The industry is also a big economic engine
for the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The
City of Dallas Economic Development
Guide reports the value added by the healthcare industry in the region is $52 billion per
year, which represents about 15 percent of
all regional economic activity.
QUALITY HEALTHCARE IN
Needless to say, finding a quality physician,
healthcare practice, or specialty facility is
not an issue for those moving here – and, in
many cases, it’s why they’re headed this way
in the first place.
US News & World Report has been consistently ranked many of the DFW area’s Texas
hospitals among the best in the nation in its
America’s Best Hospitals report. Baylor
University Medical Center – Dallas has
ranked for orthopedics, gynecology, kidney
disease, digestive disorders and endocrinology, respiratory disorders, and urology.
The Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation has
been noted for its rehabilitation services,
while the nationally acclaimed Parkland
Memorial Hospital has received high marks
for its gynecological and kidney disease
specialties; Presbyterian Hospital has been
tops for neurology and neurosurgery, digestive disorders, and orthopedics, while the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas has been honored for its
neurology and neurosurgery specialties.
Baylor Cancer Center, photo courtesy of Baylor Health System