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Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Centre Invests US$5 million to Build New Paediatric Campus in Texas, USA

Introduction:    
Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Centre invests US$5 million to build a new paediatric campus in Texas, USA.

Features:
The new paediatric campus, covering over 33 acres designed with a focus on patient-centred care, to address the escalating demand for paediatric services, catering to needs ranging from commonplace to intricate medical interventions.

It serves as a central hub for innovation, academic research, and training, as well as the advancement of life-saving technologies, all aimed at delivering outstanding care for the youngest members of our community.

Spanning approximately 2 million square feet, the hospital will comprise two 12-storey towers and one eight-storey tower, replacing the current Children’s Medical Centre Dallas. This expansion will significantly increase inpatient, surgical, and ambulatory capacities to accommodate the needs of one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

The newly designed paediatric campus prioritises the well-being of both patients and their families, aiming to provide cutting-edge medical care tailored to children's diverse healthcare requirements.

Highlights of the project include:

  • 552 beds (38 percent increase) with space for future expansion
  • Expanded emergency department space by 15 percent
  • Increased operating rooms by 22 percent
  • Addition of two helicopter pads
  • Establishment of a Level I paediatric trauma centre
  • Enhanced facilities including 90 ER exam rooms and 24 observation rooms
  • Installation of a connector bridge between the new campus and Clements University Hospital, ensuring seamless care for babies with direct access to specialised paediatric expertise at the Children’s Health Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU)
  • A new foetal care centre offering advanced maternal and foetal health care services, including foetal surgery capabilities at Clements University Hospital
  • Construction of a new outpatient clinic building featuring 96 exam rooms to complement the existing Children’s Health Speciality Centre Dallas outpatient facility on Stemmons Freeway at Medical District Drive.

 

Specifications:
Name      Children’s Health & UT Southwestern Medical Center
Type        New Constrution
Budget    US$5 million
Year        2025