Patient Care

Patient care remains the committed focus of our faculty members, residents, fellows, and nursing staff.

Documented in the textbook, Williams Obstetrics, our patient care delivery system is nationally recognized for its integrated approach to the care of pregnant women and its ability to measure treatment outcomes.

The gynecologic and maternity services in the Parkland Health & Hospital System and the UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics practices have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the nation’s best.

This is remarkable considering that between William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital, our physicians, residents, and fellows deliver 12,000 women annually and have adverse outcomes that are below the national average for rates of stillbirth, very-low-birth-weight infants, and cesarean deliveries.

The UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics practice offers both comprehensive obstetrical care, as well as subspecialty care delivered by maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) faculty. This practice is small in comparison to the Parkland maternity service, but it is unique because in addition to diagnostic and consultative services, our MFM practice is open to obstetrical patients who are delivered by MFM faculty. The MFM practice also operates a maternal transport service and accepts high-risk patients from community obstetricians.

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital opened on December 6, 2014, replacing St. Paul University Hospital. This 460-bed hospital has the latest in digital and video conferencing technology and includes 16 family-oriented birthing suites (LDRs), 3 obstetrical specialty surgical suites, and 30 neonatal intensive care rooms. Clements University Hospital was designed to enhance the learning experience of trainees while providing the patients with a welcoming, comfortable ambiance.  

Altogether our Parkland facilities provide a total resource of 36 labor beds, four delivery rooms, seven operating rooms, a seven-bed recovery room, and a five-bed critical care unit. Built 50 years ago, Parkland is being replaced by a new facility. When completed in 2015, the new Parkland Memorial Hospital will have 44 LDRs, nine dedicated obstetrical operating rooms, an 18-bed recovery room, and 96 neonatal intensive care rooms.

Our blog, Your Pregnancy Matters, is a resource for pregnant women and lets women share their stories.