here’s a reason that the healthcare industry is considered a “supersector” in the Dallas-Fort Worth
metroplex. With multiple major healthcare systems in the area – either as headquarters or major
regional presences – the DFW area is home to more than 100 hospitals, more than 20,000
beds, and more than 13,000 physicians who practice at least 175 specialties.
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 delivered more than 10,000 babies in 2013. 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 visit last year. The new 2. 5 million-square-foot Parkland
campus being built on the northeast corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical District Drive will be
nearly twice the size of the current hospital and has been designed to meet the ever-changing needs of
the DFW area. The 862 single-patient rooms will have private baths and space for families and visitors.