St. Paul University Hospital and UT Southwestern Outpatient Building
Various rotations are based at St. Paul University Hospital, which has private elective orthopaedic services at its Outpatient Building. The resident is exposed to a large number of athletic injuries and joint reconstruction surgeries in these services.
Parkland Heath & Hospital System
Parkland Health & Hospital System is the health care facility of the Dallas County Hospital District and is an important teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical School. The primary purpose of the Dallas County Hospital District is to provide medical care for all of Dallas County. Currently, Parkland has approximately 968 beds, excluding infant beds; 371 of these beds are designed for the surgical services. The surgical beds have an occupancy of more than 90 percent. Approximately 150,000 emergency room visits are realized each year, and there are more than 800,000 outpatient visits per year.
At Parkland, the resident is introduced to the core curriculum in orthopaedic surgery and has junior resident responsibilities on each of the orthopaedic services. Trauma and the treatment of posttraumatic conditions are emphasized. Approximately 50 percent of the orthopaedic admissions at Parkland Hospital are emergent and 50 percent are elective.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern staffs a multitude of specialty clinics at Parkland Memorial Hospital. These include Total Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Foot and Ankle, Spine, Hand, and Upper Extremity.
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Children's Medical Center Dallas is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.
In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for UT Southwestern, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.
The Children's system is licensed for 559 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs. The Dallas hospital was the first designated Level I trauma center for pediatrics in Texas. To better serve the region's growing pediatric population, the 72-bed Children's Medical Center at Legacy opened in 2008 in Plano, Texas.
Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, both US News & World Report and Child Magazine have named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers, and in 2006, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Children's as a "Best Place to Work." Children's makes life better for the patients it sees during more than 360,000 visits each year.
Children's traces its origins to the summer of 1913 when a group of nurses, led by public health nurse May Forster Smith, organized an open-air clinic on the lawn of the old Parkland Hospital. The nurses recognized that children received better care when it was focused only on them.
The Baby Camp and Hospital grew into the Bradford Hospital for Babies, which joined with Children's Hospital of Texas and Richmond Freeman Memorial Clinic in 1947 as part of Children's Medical Center of Dallas.
In 2008, Children's at Legacy in Plano opened to serve a greater number of patients in the area.
Orthopaedic experts at Children’s treat more children with bone fractures than any other medical center in North Texas. Yet, fractures aren’t all we do. Our staff cares for children with a variety of orthopaedic problems — from routine injuries to rare musculoskeletal infections and sports medicine. Five full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons as well as an expert clinical staff are dedicated to the care of each child. Their range of expertise includes:
- Traumatic injuries
- Sports medicine
- Musculoskeletal infections
- Hip disorders
- Limb length discrepancies
- Hand injuries
Children’s physicians are faculty members of the orthopaedic surgery department at UT Southwestern. There, they have access to and participate in research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and a greater understanding of pediatric diseases. As a result, patients who visit Children’s always receive the most current and effective orthopaedic treatments available.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
TSRH physicians treat patients with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions each year, including scoliosis, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancies, and hand disorders. There are five full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeons who focus on the treatment, management, and rehabilitation of children with orthopaedic conditions.
Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center , the referral center for VA North Texas Health Care System, has cared for America's military veterans for over half a century. The 84-acre campus employs approximately 3,600 staff, and more than 1,100 volunteers serve in many capacities throughout the campus, which includes:
- 289-bed acute care medical center
- 90-bed transitional care unit
- 40-bed domiciliary care unit
- 30-bed spinal cord injury center
- 39-bed telemetry unit
- 56-bed psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment program
The Dallas VA is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care in medicine, surgery, mental health, and rehabilitation medicine. Innovative clinical services include cardiac surgery, geriatric care, magnetic resonance imaging, women veteran services, interventional chronic pain procedures, and care for post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. The facility has four ICUs, 13 operating rooms, two linear accelerators, two MRIs and a state of the art cardiac catheterization lab.
Helping the Homeless
It is estimated that one-quarter of America's homeless are veterans. Through its Comprehensive Homeless Center, the first of its kind, the Dallas VA is a leader in assisting mentally and physically ill homeless veterans rejoin the community as productive citizens.
Zale Lipshy University Hospital
Zale Lipshy University Hospital is a 60-bed tertiary care hospital, with operating rooms designed for the care of patients in an elective fashion. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery performs spine surgery here, while the hospital also hosts a robust neurosurgery, urology, bone marrow transplant, and inpatient rehabilitation services.
Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norwich, England
The senior-level resident serves a three-month rotation as a senior registrar working in the English National Health System under the guidance of five outstanding orthopaedic consultants. The program is affiliated with St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London.