DFW Healthcare: Second to None

DFW residents and visitors enjoy its nationally renowned healthcare resources and medical facilities. For example both Parkland Memorial Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center are nationally recognized hospitals and have been ranked among the best by U.S. News and World Report along with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas which ranked high in eight different specialties.

In fact 18 Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals were among the magazine’s Best Hospitals metro-area rankings which are based on reputation clinical excellence and a variety of patient care factors such as nursing and patient services. Hospitals and care facilities on the list include the Baylor University Medical Center UT Southwestern Medical Center Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Medical City Dallas Hospital Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas and Plano locations) Baylor Regional Medical Center (Plano Grapevine and Irving locations) Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Plano Parkland Memorial Hospital Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Medical Center Arlington Plaza Medical Center Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Huguley Memorial Medical Center and JPS Health Network.

The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center widely considered “the crown jewel” of the UT medical system also counts five Nobel laureates among its skilled staff. Major healthcare systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area include Baylor Health System Tenet Healthcare Corporation Texas Health Resources Methodist Health System VA North Texas Healthcare System Parkland Health and Hospital System and Presbyterian Healthcare System as well as many smaller clinic systems physician groups and more that offer hundreds of specialties for the best in medical care.

Beyond offering top quality healthcare services and resources to residents the North Texas healthcare industry is a huge source of job growth and opportunity. According to information from the Dallas Chamber healthcare services – including hospitals physicians and dentist offices – comprises 15% of the DFW economy directly supports an estimated 601,000 jobs and adds a total value of more than $52 billion to the regional economy.

In a 2011 study to estimate the overall economic impact of the healthcare industry in the DFW area the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research found that “the value added by the healthcare industry in the region is $52 billion per year which represents about 15 percent of all regional economic activity.”