In January, the new third tower of William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital fully opened, enhancing UT Southwestern’s exceptional level of patient care.
The new 12-story tower brings the hospital’s bed count to about 750; includes specialty units for acute stroke care, epilepsy monitoring, and specialized psychiatric services; and serves as the new clinical home for the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. Through philanthropic support, the new tower was conceived and developed with a patient-centered philosophy while deploying the most advanced technology available today. Take a peek inside the newest addition to the UT Southwestern campus.
Thanks to a gift from Gay and Bill Solomon, the psychiatric unit features an extensive outdoor space. The Rose Garden – named in honor of Deedie and Rusty Rose – takes a holistic approach to treating mental health, featuring 5,000 square feet of outdoor space and a wellness garden that provides a positive care environment and a place for recreation.
A gift from Barbara Thomas Lemmon in honor of her late husband, Mark L. Lemmon, M.D., Myriad, by Danielle Roney, hangs in the atrium lobby of the new tower. The sculpture (shown in detail on opposite page) is comprised of more than 5,000 stainless steel spheres suspended by steel cables.
One of the great strengths of UT Southwestern is our multidisciplinary approach to care by teams of physicians and other providers, particularly during procedures. Surgical areas in the new tower provide a team-based environment with technologies coalescing around the patient.
A new helipad is just steps away from the entrance to the angio suite, where patients receive time-sensitive interventional care.
The new tower added 100 pieces of original art. A large and diverse art collection is spread throughout the building – in public spaces, staff areas, patient rooms, and corridors. The art was selected with two principles in mind: promoting healing and representing innovation.
Haddock Dining Room
With more than 400 seats available in the Haddock Dining Room, named in honor of Sandi and Ron W. Haddock to recognize their generous support, the first-floor space offers ample seating for visitors and staff to enjoy a meal.
Epilepsy patient room
Patient rooms in the epilepsy monitoring unit are uniquely outfitted with safety harnesses suspended from the ceiling to help patients independently move around their rooms and prevent falls.