Newswise — DALLAS – Dec. 12, 2019 – UT Southwestern and Reimagine RedBird have signed an agreement for UT Southwestern to establish a new medical center, expanding health care services, and providing southern Dallas residents more convenient access to UT Southwestern’s best-in-class 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 Medical Center 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.”
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.
About Reimagine RedBird
The mission of the Reimagine RedBird development is to restore the former Red Bird Mall to its rightful place as a point of pride in southern Dallas by providing the quality amenities that community members desire but have to travel long distances to find. Located in the City of Dallas at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Highway 67 in the vibrant community of southwest Dallas, Reimagine RedBird offers businesses and consumers the ideal location for retail, restaurants, entertainment, residential developments, offices, hotels and other amenities.