The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has been designed to enhance the experience of our patients and their families; to promote our commitment to innovation and training; and to support our physicians and other caregivers in delivering safe, effective, and compassionate care to all who come to us for help.

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
President, UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Jun 2009

  • Nov 2009

  • Aug 2010

  • Mar 2011

  • Oct 2011

  • Apr 2012

  • Dec 2012

Hospital Milestones

  • Former Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr. makes a $100 million gift to the Southwestern Medical Foundation, the single largest gift ever made for the benefit of UT Southwestern.

  • UT System Board of Regents authorizes UTSW to begin planning efforts.

  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves construction of new hospital.

  • Demolition and pre-construction work begin.

  • A special “Foundation Laying” event is held, rather than a traditional groundbreaking. The celebration honors employees, patients, and the community.

  • UT Southwestern announces the new hospital's name will honor legendary Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr., in recognition of his $100 million gift.

  • UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students participate in a Topping Off celebration for the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. 

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