Dallas: Health Care

The Dallas area has an extensive network of public and private hospitals, including six major hospital systems with more than 13,000 beds.

Parkland Memorial Hospital, a public hospital operated by the Dallas County Hospital District, is the major trauma center for North Texas and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Parkland, considered among the top 25 hospitals in the country, offers specialized care in its pediatric trauma and burn centers.

Baylor Health Care System's University Medical Center at Dallas—consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best hospitals in the United States—offers many areas of specialty. The Kimberly H. Courtwright and Joseph W. Summers Institute of Metabolic Disease at the center provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults suffering from metabolic diseases. Baylor Dallas has several specialty centers that focus on diabetes: The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center, The Professional Diabetes Educator Program, and the Louise Gartner Center for Hyperbaric Medicine.

The Dallas Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children's Hospital is one of the world's leading medical centers for treatment of children with craniofacial birth defects and facial trauma. A member of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, The Center for Epilepsy at Medical City treats adult and pediatric patients with complex neurological disorders. Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute is one of the largest and most active transplant centers in the southwestern United States.

Other major medical facilities in Dallas include Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Paul Medical Center, and other facilities that specialize in psychiatric, orthopedic, or mental health.