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UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird on target to open in mid-2022

Primary care and heart, brain, and cancer care among services to be offered

Exterior wall construction was recently finished at UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird.

UT Southwestern will bring its expertise in preventing and treating illnesses to serve the health care needs of people who live and work in southern Dallas County. Opening in summer 2022, UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird will offer primary care, combined with heart, cancer, and brain care – all ranked among the nation’s top 25 programs – as well as conveniences from infusion therapy to mammograms.

The two-story, 150,000-square-foot space in the redeveloped RedBird Mall is being transformed into UT Southwestern’s newest regional outpatient medical center, which will be its sixth and largest in North Texas. It will create a more convenient care location for neighborhoods in Oak Cliff, DeSoto, Duncanville, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, and surrounding areas.

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Interior construction work is now underway as the medical center moves toward an anticipated opening in mid-2022.

“We are committed to building lasting relationships within the community and have been engaging those who live and work in the area so we understand their wide range of health care needs, said John Warner, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs. “Those conversations have informed our strategy for providing more convenient access to our specialists who work together to ensure the best outcomes and experience for our patients and their families.”

Primary care services at RedBird will include diabetes and depression screening and management, while cardiology services will include preventive and diagnostic care to address conditions such as hypertension and abnormal heart rhythm. UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute will provide neurological care at RedBird, and the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer hematology/oncology care in addition to meeting patients’ cancer infusion needs.

Patients also will be able to access a phlebotomy lab for collecting and testing blood and urine samples, a full-service pharmacy, an infusion therapy center for both cancer and noncancer-related treatments, and mammography and other advanced imaging, including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, and X-ray.

A Culinary Medicine Program will be among the innovative approaches to care available at the RedBird medical center, with a focus on community education that empowers people to make diet, nutrition, and healthy foods a component of preventing and managing disease.

Artist rendition of UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird opening in mid-2022.

Children’s Health will be part of the new facility. This will be the first where both adult and pediatric patients have the opportunity to receive care at one of UT Southwestern’s regional outpatient medical centers. The pediatric services, provided through Children’s Health by members of the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group, will be available in summer 2023. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where UT Southwestern Pediatric Group faculty practice, is rated among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2022, and is the only pediatric hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties. This will be the first where both adult and pediatric patients have the opportunity to receive care at one of UT Southwestern’s regional outpatient medical centers.

With construction targeted for completion next spring, the UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird will feature an open atrium design near the front entrance with welcoming swaths of natural light. The Center serves as an anchor for Reimagine RedBird, a revitalization initiative converting the historic RedBird Mall into a mixed-use development bustling with restaurants, businesses, and luxury apartments.

“Residents and businesses have clearly expressed the need for expanded, top-tier health care services in the community, so we’re excited not only for the commitment to dozens of essential services tailored specifically for this region, but also the level of care that UT Southwestern is known for providing,” said Peter Brodsky, majority owner and developer of Reimagine RedBird. “UTSW’s latest announcement further demonstrates the transformational momentum that continues to energize our RedBird project.”

UT Southwestern ranks among the top 25 hospitals nationally in eight specialties ranging from brain to heart to cancer care, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list. UTSW’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and has the top programs in Texas for cardiology and heart surgery, and neurology and neurosurgery, according to U.S. News. Specialties to be offered at UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird include nationally ranked programs in Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#11); Neurology and Neurosurgery (#19); Diabetes and Endocrinology (#24); and Cancer (#24).

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