UTSW Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth opens
A significant achievement in clinical operations took place last year when UT Southwestern opened its first named campus outside of Dallas, expanding its geographic footprint.
The UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth opened in June, bringing a new three-story, 110,000-square-foot multispecialty outpatient facility to the city. The facility provides local access to UT Southwestern’s innovative patient care in 16 specialties, informed by state-of-the-art technology, leading-edge research, and clinical trials, and complements UT Southwestern’s existing local presence at the neighboring Moncrief Cancer Institute.
“We are delighted and privileged to be able to further expand our academic medical center presence and innovative care across the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and to be a part of the Fort Worth Medical District, which has demonstrated impressive impact and sustained growth,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, who holds the Philip O’Bryan Montgomery, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Presidential Chair in Academic Administration, and the Doris and Bryan Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Medical Science.
The Center was named for philanthropist and oilman W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr. and his late father, Monty, one of Texas’ legendary wildcatters.
Dr. Podolsky said that Mr. Moncrief's $25 million commitment was instrumental to development of the facility. “It is an extraordinary fulfillment of the promise he made to his father to help take care of the medical needs of the residents of Fort Worth and North Texas,” he said.
More than 30 faculty physicians, along with nurses, technicians, and other staff members, provide care at the Center, which also offers lab and pharmacy services, capabilities for diagnosis and follow-up care, rehabilitation services, and physical and speech therapy. Faculty specialists include experts in urology, ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat), audiology, occupational therapy, optometry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, and speech therapy, as well as subspecialty areas of internal medicine, including allergy and immunology, endocrinology, and rheumatology.