Building the Future of Medicine

In March 2011, UT Southwestern broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art hospital to replace St. Paul University Hospital, which was built nearly 50 years ago and has become too costly to maintain and renovate as an academic medical center in the years ahead. The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, scheduled to open in 2014, will focus on specialized consultative and referral care for patients throughout the North Texas region, as well as from around the country. Best practices gathered from the nation’s top clinical facilities are incorporated in every element of design in the 460-bed hospital, which will fully integrate UT Southwestern’s research, clinical, and educational missions.