Health and Wellness
With a population of more than 6 million, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to some of the finest hospitals and specialty health-care facilities staffed by talented, recognized physicians and providers. Residents of all ages, from newborns to older adults, have access to a suite of comprehensive services and treatments. In addition, many facilities are newly built, ensuring the most modern and state-of-the-art equipment is utilized. Learn more in this section about specific hospitals and facilities available in the region.

Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the total health industry in North Texas is greater than the health industry of 31 other states. According to a Dallas Economic Development 2008 report, health/education holds 12% of economic industry share for the city which is more than manufacturing and leisure/hospitality. Experts are expecting this percent to rise as the health care industry grows in response to the population increase of nine million total people forecasted for 2030. The pediatric population alone is expected to reach 2.6 million in Dallas/Fort Worth by 2019.

A number of health systems have large and prestigious medical centers in Dallas including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas which has four Nobel Laureates on faculty. Many of these health care systems have hospitals and specialty facilities located throughout the region in various suburban cities.

Health services in Tarrant County also offer excellent and convenient care. There are 33 hospitals with nearly 5, 000 beds and 348 bassinets. The children’s hospital has 297 beds and operates neighborhood clinics which had more than 50,000 patient visits in 2008. In addition, Tarrant County is home to four government hospitals; 65 nursing homes; the Fort Worth Public Health Center; Cancer Clinic and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. It was announced this spring that in 2011 Children’s Medical Center will be opening a $21 million, 34,000-square-foot specialty-care center in Southlake.


Baylor Health Care System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care provider serving nearly 1.4 million patients through its network of 212 access points. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a major research and teaching facility for the Southwest, anchors the Baylor network which includes a total of 25 hospitals. In addition, access points include: ambulatory surgical/endoscopy centers, satellite outpatient locations, senior centers, and physician clinics through the HealthTexas Provider Network. Patient-centered medical research is conducted at the Baylor Research Institute and fundraising to support the System’s mission is led by the Baylor Health Care System Foundation.
Baylor employs more than 20,000, making it the third largest private-sector employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. More than 4,500 physicians comprise the current medical staff. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor recorded $3.9 billion in total assets and $452.4 million community benefit.
Known for its quality initiatives, Baylor became the first health care system in the State of Texas to receive the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has been named in US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” guide for 18 consecutive years and has the highest patient satisfaction ratings of any teaching hospital in the country according to Consumer Reports. Below are the owned and operated hospitals that comprise the Baylor Health Care System.
  • Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth
  • Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
  • Baylor Medical Center at Garland
  • Baylor Medical Center at Irving
  • Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
  • Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth
  • Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie
  • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
  • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Baylor Specialty Hospital
  • Our Children's House at Baylor
  • Paul and Judy Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor All Saints
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • The HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano

Texas Health Resources (THR) is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system's primary service area consists of 16 counties in north central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people.

Texas Health was formed in 1997 with the assets of Fort Worth-based Harris Methodist Health System and Dallas-based Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. Later that year, Arlington Memorial Hospital joined the THR system.

Texas Health has 12 acute-care hospitals and one long-term care hospital that total 3,355 licensed hospital beds, employs more than 18,000 people, and counts more than 3,600 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals. Texas Health is also a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers.
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Allen
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Azle
  • Texas Health Burleson
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Cleburne
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Denton
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Kaufman
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Plano
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Stephenville
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Specialty Hospital

The Methodist vision started in 1924 with a group of Methodist ministers and civic leaders devoted to bringing quality health care to the growing city of Dallas. With the support of the Methodist Church, local congregations, and other donors, founders built Dallas Methodist Hospital, a 100-bed facility south of the Trinity River, overlooking downtown Dallas. Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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