What is UT Southwestern Medical Center?
UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to education, research, and patient care. The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital will not only reflect education and research in our approach to patient care, the hospital will integrate both into the physical structure of the facility.
UT Southwestern physicians provide patient care through our network of hospitals and clinics, as well as at several affiliated hospitals in North Texas. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to nearly 91,000 hospitalized patients and oversee more than 2 million outpatient visits a year.
The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. Numbering more than 2,700, the faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research to new clinical treatments.
UT Southwestern’s M.D., Ph.D., and graduate medical education programs are among the largest and most highly ranked in the country.
UT Southwestern operates:
- Three degree-granting schools: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
- Two University Hospitals (St. Paul University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital) and multiple clinics
- Expansive biomedical research programs and laboratories
Why is UT Southwestern building a new hospital?
St. Paul University Hospital, which opened in 1964, cannot be expanded to handle growing capacity needs or economically renovated to incorporate the state-of-the-art technology required to practice the medicine of the future. Zale Lipshy University Hospital, while still in prime condition, is operating at full capacity and cannot be expanded.
Together with Zale Lipshy University Hospital, the new Clements University Hospital will fully integrate UT Southwestern’s education, research, and patient care missions, enabling the Medical Center to:
- Deliver world-class health care to North Texans
- Translate scientific advances to leading-edge treatments for a growing patient population
- Recruit and retain world-class clinicians
- Educate the next generation of physicians and health care professionals
Where is the new hospital located?
The new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is situated on a 32-acre site on the southwest side of Harry Hines Boulevard, between Mockingbird Lane and Inwood Road.
Located in the Southwestern Medical District, the hospital will be a short drive from downtown Dallas and just five minutes from Dallas Love Field airport.
What is the Southwestern Medical District, and how is it different from UT Southwestern Medical Center?
The Southwestern Medical District is a designation given to the area that includesUT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center. As affiliated hospitals of UT Southwestern, Parkland and Children’s are primary care teaching hospitals for UT Southwestern, with their patients cared for by UT Southwestern faculty physicians.
Each hospital in the district serves the region in unique ways:
- The new Clements University Hospital will focus on specialized care for patients referred from throughout the North Texas region and from across the country.
- Zale Lipshy University Hospital provides world-renowned neurosurgical, physical medicine, rehabilitative, and psychiatric services.
- Parkland Memorial Hospital is the region’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center, has the second-largest civilian burn unit in the country, and serves as the safety net hospital for Dallas County’s most vulnerable citizens.
- Children’s Medical Center is the only academic hospital in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the care of children from birth to age 18 and the first pediatric hospital in Texas with a designated Level 1 Trauma Center.