Speeding Up Hospital Construction
Located in Dallas, Texas, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is one of the leading medical education and biomedical research institutions in the United States. With more than 2 million outpatient visits and nearly 91,000 hospitalized patients annually, UT Southwestern has continued to expand its medical facilities to accommodate demand. As part of its expansion effort, a new $800-million facility — The UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital — was recently completed.
The new hospital was designed with a focus on the most effective and innovative ways to enhance the patient’s medical care, experience and safety through the integration of UT Southwestern’s three-part mission of top quality medical care, research and medical education.
Comprised of 12 floors and 460 single-patient rooms, the 1.3-million-square-foot medical facility also includes:
•24 surgical suites
•72 adult ICU rooms
•30 neonatal ICU rooms
•40 emergency department rooms
•16 labor and delivery rooms
•18 procedure rooms
•Multiple IR room and cath lab rooms
•A cafeteria, dining room and expansive atrium
In addition to being fast tracked, the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital was a prime project for Lean construction practices, including pull planning, use of BIM, multi-trade prefabrication and modular construction of patient bathrooms.