The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre (UT Southwestern) is set to open its new $800m hospital on 6 December.
The new 12-floor and 460-bed William P Clements Jr University Hospital will replace the 50 year-old St. Paul University Hospital, located in Dallas.
UT Southwestern president Daniel Podolsky said: "The William P Clements Jr University Hospital represents an enormously important step for the medical centre."
"The hospital is a vehicle for our physicians, nurses, and staff to provide the best possible care and experience for patients by bringing together our three-part mission: excellence in patient care, the education and training of current and future caregivers, and research that improves the care and health of people everywhere."
The hospital is named in honour of former Texas governor William P Clements Jr, who contributed $100m for the development of the facility.
New hospital features include spacious individual rooms, and the 35,000ft² space for research and learning, as well as a professionally staffed patient and family resource centre.
According to UT Southwestern, the hospital includes 40 emergency treatment rooms, 24 surgical suites, 12 procedure rooms, 72 adult intensive care unit (ICU) rooms, 16 labour and delivery rooms, 30 neonatal ICU rooms and three obstetrics specialty, as well as six endoscopy suites. Two nuclear medicine rooms, four CT scan, two MRI, and six X-ray suites are also included.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said: "North Texas is one of the fastest growing regions. This facility will meet a growing and important need for Dallas’ expanding population and the increasing demand for quality health care."
Image: William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Photo: courtesy of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.