Special to The Dallas Examiner
UT Southwestern and Reimagine RedBird have signed an agreement for UT Southwestern to establish a new medical center, expanding healthcare services, and providing residents of Dallas’ Southern Sector more convenient access to the provider’s medical care in their own community. UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird will occupy 150,000 square feet of the former Sears anchor building at RedBird.
“As part of our mission to improve the health of our community, we are excited by the opportunities presented by this redevelopment effort to bring additional medical services to those living and working in southern Dallas,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern. “We admire the dedication of RedBird owner Peter Brodsky, who has demonstrated bold enthusiasm to invigorate RedBird into a model live-work community and created an outstanding location from which we can reaffirm our commitment to our patients and their families in this region of the city.”
Similar to existing UT Southwestern regional medical centers – Frisco, Richardson/Plano, Park Cities, Fort Worth and Las Colinas – UT Southwestern at RedBird, which is slated to open in 2021, will offer a range of care with an emphasis on specialty services. While UT Southwestern has tentatively identified some key specialties that may be most needed, final plans will be made on the basis of additional input from community leaders and residents to be sure its services best match their health care needs.
“Many of our patients travel from far and wide to the UT Southwestern main campus for care. We wanted to bring the care we offer closer to home, in this instance to the south side of our city,” said Dr. John Warner, executive vice president of Health System Affairs at UT Southwestern. “We look forward to meeting with community members in the upcoming weeks and months to learn how we can best complement and collaborate with existing and future medical providers in the area to help improve health outcomes in these communities.”
UT Southwestern expects its regional center with much needed specialty service will complement the initiative of its partner Parkland, which has committed to bringing primary care service to the 40,000-square-foot site it plans to develop at RedBird.
“UT Southwestern is world-renowned for its quality care and we are thrilled to facilitate its service of southern Dallas,” said Peter Brodsky, the majority owner of RedBird. “RedBird seeks to provide southern Dallas families with the quality amenities they want, but which are not currently available in their community. In addition to lacking retail, restaurants and entertainment, southern Dallas does not have enough medical facilities. Parkland’s clinic at RedBird, announced earlier this year, began to address the issue. Now, Dr. Podolsky and his team at UT Southwestern have demonstrated their vision to improve health for all through their extraordinary commitment to a part of our city that has been underserved for too long. We are also excited to welcome patients and families expected to visit UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird.