DALLAS, Texas — UT Southwestern Medical Center is unveiling its new $800-million hospital at a dedication ceremony. The 12-floor, 460-bed facility is being hailed as a patient-centered, state-of-the-art medical innovation for the people of Dallas, North Texas and beyond.
“The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital represents an enormously important step for the medical center,” said Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., president of UT Southwestern. “The hospital is a vehicle for our physicians, nurses and staff to provide the best possible care and experience for patients by bringing together our three-part mission: excellence in patient care, the education and training of current and future caregivers and research that improves the care and health of people everywhere.”
The new hospital, which will replace the 50 year-old St. Paul University Hospital, is located at 6201 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas and is scheduled to open on Dec. 6.
The hospital is named for former Texas Governor William P. Clements Jr., who in 2009 made a $100-million gift to benefit UT Southwestern. The gift was unrestricted in its use, with only one stipulation – that the funds be used for a transformational purpose. Governor Clements’ gift, along with the combined generosity of the Dallas philanthropic community, was instrumental in making the Building the Future of Medicine campaign a success, raising more than $200 million for the hospital.
Clements University Hospital – Facts at a Glance
3 million square feet
460 single-patient rooms
40 emergency treatment rooms
24 surgical suites
12 procedure rooms
72 adult ICU rooms
16 labor and delivery rooms
30 neonatal ICU rooms
3 obstetrics specialty surgical suites
4 CT scan, 2 MRI, and 6 X-ray suites
6 endoscopy suites
2 nuclear medicine rooms
Photo courtesy of UT Southwestern.
Editor’s note: Read more about this project in the Nov/Dec issue of MCD.