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           Parkland Memorial Hospital        

Parkland Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching institution of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is often rated among the best hospitals in the United States. Because of Parkland's affiliation with the medical school, paying and non-paying patients alike have access to top quality medical care. As Dallas County's only public hospital, Parkland ensures that health care is available to all area residents.

2005 Quick Facts

Licensed for 983 beds

Patients admitted: 39,907

Employs 6,155 people

Clinic/health center patients treated: 866,319

Babies delivered: 15,590

Emergency patients treated: 143,601

Our primary mission is to make health care available to all Dallas County residents. 

Parkland delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the country and is the 2nd busiest in the world. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for more critically ill infants than any other hospital nationwide. 

Our Regional Burn Center, established in 1962, pioneered skin graft techniques, infection control and nutritional support for burn patients.  It is the 2nd largest Burn Center in the United States.

Emergency Center - This Level One trauma facility provides optimal care to critically injured patients.  It was the first Level 1 center in the state of Texas.   Parkland's emergency room is respected worldwide.

Geriatrics - For decades, we have led the way in meeting the medical and societal needs of the elderly. We coordinate health care and social services to help people care for themselves, keeping them independent, healthy, and active.

Transplant Unit - Our success rates for kidney and pancreas transplants are among the nation's highest. Our transplant unit performed the first kidney transplant in Texas.

Parkland named one of 'America's Best Hospitals' (July 12, 2004) For the 11th consecutive year, Parkland Memorial Hospital ranks as one of U.S.News & World Report's best hospitals. Parkland is named in seven categories including Ear, Nose & Throat, Gynecology, Heart & Heart Surgery, Hormonal Disorders, Kidney Disease, Orthopedics and Rheumatology.  In order to be considered a candidate for the list of "Best Hospitals," one of three standards must be met. The facility has to be a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, be affiliated with a medical school or provide at least nine out of 17 prescribed technological services.  U.S.News & World Report then asks 150 board-certified specialists in each specialty to name the five hospitals they consider best in the field. Mortality ratios are also evaluated, as well as data from annual surveys by the American Hospital Association and its members.


Professional Research Consultants Awards

Three Parkland Health & Hospital System in-patient units were honored at the 2004 Professional Research Consultants Client Education Conference.
Parklandís Surgical Pavilion, Renal Transplant and Diabetes Center will receive the PRC 5-Star Award for scoring in the 90-100 percentile, based on percent excellent, in each of the in-patient unit specialty norm areas for overall quality of care. Parkland is the only hospital in the Metroplex to receive this honor.
ďPublic hospitals have often focused on clinical outcomes but not patient satisfaction. They must do both to achieve excellence,Ē said Dr. Ron J. Anderson, president and chief executive officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System.


National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems 2004 Conference

Parkland Health & Hospital System was recognized at this yearís conference.  The Geriatrics Departmentís Senior Outreach Services program will receive honorable mention in the Community and Patient Service Category and Dr. Ron J. Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Parkland, will be honored with the NAPH Safety Net Leadership Award.

Parkland was named one of Verispanís 100 most integrated health systems.
 Verispan, a Pennsylvania research firm, ranks the top 100 networks out of the countryís 568 regional non-specialty health care systems.  Each system is measured by the degree of integration in categories including access, contract capabilities, hospital utilization, service and technology. Also, they are rated on clinical and financial performances.


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