Affiliated Training Hospitals
Children’s Health℠ is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric health care providers in the nation. As the only academic health care system in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children’s Health provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology, and cystic fibrosis.
Orthopedic Services at Children’s Health
Orthopedic experts at Children’s Health, the primary pediatric teaching facility for UT Southwestern, 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 orthopedic 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 Health physicians are faculty members of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 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 Health always receive the most current and effective orthopedic treatments available.
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 VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. 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 cardiac catheterization lab.
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Parkland Hospital is the health care facility of the Dallas County Hospital District and is an important teaching hospital for 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 862 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 orthopedic services. Trauma and the treatment of post-traumatic conditions are emphasized. Approximately 50 percent of the orthopedic admissions at Parkland are emergent and 50 percent are elective.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern staffs a multitude of specialty clinics at Parkland Hospital. These include Total Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Foot and Ankle, Spine, Hand, and Upper Extremity.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. TSRHC treats children with orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders, and learning disorders such as dyslexia.
As a leading pediatric orthopedic center, Scottish Rite has treated more than 225,000 children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year. The hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, tailoring treatment to the individual needs of each child and family. Admission is open to children from birth up to 18 years of age. TSRHC, the only Scottish Rite hospital in the world, is not affiliated with the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
TSRHC’s Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics is a full clinical fellowship and has produced more than 160 fellows now practicing across the U.S. and spanning six continents.
The Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research consists of six Centers for Excellence (Spine, Hand, Clubfoot, Hip, Limb Lengthening, and Sports Medicine) supported by research divisions and core facilities. TSRHC researchers and physicians have generated 22 patents.
Zale Lipshy Pavilion – William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Zale Lipshy Pavilion, located on Harry Hines Boulevard next to Parkland Hospital, is one of the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers. A referral hospital for North Texas and the entire southwestern U.S., Zale Lipshy Pavilion has been certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
In addition to the neurosciences, the 152-bed Zale Lipshy Pavilion is also a treatment center for hematologic malignancies, urology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and other services. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery performs spine surgery here.
Auckland City Hospital is the major tertiary referral hospital in Auckland City, New Zealand, providing services to the population of central Auckland as well as serving as a regional and national referral center for many specialist services. Seventeen orthopaedic surgeons in the Orthopaedic Department provide a comprehensive range of orthopaedic services, and the department is an integral part of the Regional Trauma Service. In association with the Starship Hospital Paediatric Orthopaedic Department on the same campus, there is a commitment to training orthopaedic residents who rotate through the service as part of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Training program.
Fellowship programs are available in trauma, spinal surgery and arthroplasty. The orthopaedic surgeons at Auckland City Hospital, under the leadership of Stuart McCowan, have embraced the opportunity to have the UT Southwestern residents rotate through the orthopaedic service at Auckland City Hospital.
Starship Children’s Hospital is New Zealand’s only tertiary level children’s hospital and therefore serves all of New Zealand and many areas of the South Pacific. There are 12 surgeons in the children’s orthopaedic department. In addition to a busy acute trauma load, there is also a very high rate of musculoskeletal infections, exposing residents to a broad range of acute orthopaedics.
The staff surgeons cover the full range of subspecialty pediatric orthopaedic practice and, in doing so, the residents will be exposed to a wide variety of elective children’s orthopaedics. The residents will work alongside fellow New Zealand residents but will also be exposed to three fellows, many of whom will be international fellows. This adds to the breadth and variety of their learning experience at Starship Children’s Hospital.