UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Zale Lipshy University Hospital has built a reputation as one of the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers since it opened in 1989.
It has been certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. UT Southwestern is the first medical center in the nation to receive advanced comprehensive designation for dual-hospital stroke care, which combines the care and expertise delivered at both St. Paul and Zale Lipshy University Hospitals.
When it opened, UT Southwestern was the only medical school in the country without its own private referral hospital. To fill that critical need, UT Southwestern administrators began planning in the early 1980s for a facility and secured the support of the Zale Foundation in their efforts.
In 1984 officials chose a location adjacent to Parkland Memorial Hospital for the new UT Southwestern hospital. Groundbreaking occurred in June 1987, and Zale Lipshy University Hospital was dedicated and officially opened in November 1989.
The 152-bed facility is most widely known for its care in the neurosciences, but UT Southwestern also uses Zale Lipshy for treatments in hematologic malignancies, urology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and other services.