A New Home for the Best Minds in Medicine
More than 2,000 of the best minds in science and medicine are at UT Southwestern. They have been drawn in large part by our state-of-the-art research facilities, where small ideas can become big discoveries that help unravel medicine's deepest mysteries.
But UT Southwestern does not yet have a university hospital of the size and scope necessary to stay at the forefront of 21st century patient care.
The Need for a New Hospital
The new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital will replace the University Hospital—St. Paul building, which opened in its current location as a community hospital nearly 50 years ago, when the practice of medicine was much different than today.
The new hospital will function together with University Hospital–Zale Lipshy, which opened in 1989 and is at full capacity. It will also serve as an important partner to UT Southwestern's other major teaching hospitals in the Southwestern Medical District, including Children's Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
A Boon to the Metroplex
With an annual budget of more than $1.74 billion and approximately 11,400 employees, UT Southwestern has a major economic impact on North Texas. In fact, each dollar spent by UT Southwestern generates more than $2 additionally for the local economy. The construction of the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital will create new jobs and generate even more business activity for the local and regional economies.