We like to say that we don’t just treat or manage peoples' symptoms; rather we care for them, because caring is what we do. Our faculty and trainees care for patients in multiple locations including Parkland Hospital, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Children's Medical Center Dallas, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Parkland serves as the Dallas County hospital, making it the safety-net hospital for indigent care in our communities – and proudly so. Parkland is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center; one of two American Burn Association-certified burn centers in the region; and in 2017 was awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.
At Parkland, our faculty and trainees truly rise to the occasion when our neighbors – and our country – are in need. It was there we organized to protect our citizens when Dallas became the epicenter of the Ebola virus crisis in 2014 and where we tirelessly served our community when domestic terrorism attacked our citizens and police officers in 2016. Our faculty also assist in the North Texas Poison Center and UT Southwestern/Parkland BioTel EMS System, both located within Parkland Hospital.
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Located on UT Southwestern's campus, Clements University Hospital provides our faculty and trainees an opportunity to work in a truly state-of-the-art hospital unlike any other with cutting-edge technology that enables physicians and nurses to provide the highest level of quality care. The Clements University Hospital emergency department has a patient volume of about 50,000 patients with an admission rate that nears 35 percent. Here, our faculty and trainees care for patients who are not otherwise seen at Parkland.
Children's Medical Center
Our faculty and trainees care for patients at Children's Medical Center Dallas in one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the nation. Children's Medical Center Dallas is also home to the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas and is one of two ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the state.
Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Dallas VA Medical Center is the VA North Texas Health Care System's second largest facility, serving over 113,000 veterans and delivering 1 million episodes of outpatient care each year. The Dallas VA Medical Center is home to an 853-bed system with a Spinal Cord Injury Center, a Domiciliary Care Program and Community Living Center, Fisher House (a no-cost temporary lodging for families of Veterans or active duty military personnel undergoing treatment) and a Medical Intensive Care Unit where our faculty and trainees work and learn.