Living in DeSoto means easy, convenient access to an array of healthcare facilities. A full-service hospital—Methodist Charlton Medical Center—is within minutes of any home or business in DeSoto. Emergency services are offered 24 hours a day, and both hospitals offer intensive care and fully equipped diagnostic facilities.
Methodist Charlton Medical Center is located in suburban southwest Dallas, just over the DeSoto border. This modern teaching and community hospital has served the thriving community in far southwest Dallas County since 1975. It was one of the first hospitals in Dallas to use the Labor-Delivery-Recovery (LDR) concept, and conducts one of only four Family Practice Medical Residency programs in the area.
They are proud to offer the latest in medical technology and innovative treatments close to your home. Their areas of distinction include:
• A newly renovated Intensive Care Unit that features some of the latest equipment and technology with larger rooms to allow more space for equipment and visiting family members
• A radiology department that offers sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies, including ultrasounds, CT scans, interventional radiology, PET scans and nuclear medicine scans
• A cardiac catheterization lab that serves as the only full-service interventional cardiology center in southwest Dallas County
• A fertility center that offers a vast array of testing, treatment and reproduction services
• Methodist Charlton is currently undergoing extensive facility updates to better serve you and your family
In 2006, Methodist Dallas Medical Center had 4,035 patient visits from DeSoto residents, and Methodist Charlton Medical Center had 14,073. With comprehensive healthcare practically right next door, Methodist is proud to be a neighbor of DeSoto.
Methodist Health System is committed to improving the health and quality of life of the residents of the communities they serve. Some of the educational activities they support in partnership with the DeSoto Chamber include the Chamber’s annual New Teacher Reception, annual Health & Wellness Conference, annual Chamber Golf Classic and annual awards gala.
South Hampton Community Hospital (SHCH), located nearby in Dallas, strives to provide quality accessible healthcare within the community. They provide a full range of medical services in a caring and courteous atmosphere.
Locally and privately owned, SHCH understands the community they serve. Caring with SHCH is about delivering the highest quality care to all people. That is the bottom line. Their hospitals and surgery centers are dedicated to meeting the community’s needs. Expert care, ethical conduct, innovative technologies and the best practices are the core of their resources. These tools assist SHCH in meeting their goal—the care and improvement of human life.
EcCare Health Centers have been treating patients locally for over 26 years, opening their newest location in DeSoto in late 2006. Their centers offer a full range of urgent and non-urgent medical services and rehabilitation for private and work-related needs. Their facilities employ medical doctors and superior support staffs (such as licensed nurses and X-ray technicians), enabling their care teams to manage most non life-threatening injuries at their facilities.
The Methodist Cancer Center is a relatively recent addition to healthcare services in the area. The center (located at 3555 W. Wheatland Road) has comprehensive facilities for cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.
Hickory Trail Hospital, center for mental health and chemical dependency care, is nested on five beautifully landscaped acres in DeSoto. Their highly trained professional staff provides a broad range of mental health and chemical dependency services, including specialized treatment programming. Psychiatric crisis stabilization, medical detoxification, chemical dependency recovery programming, outpatient treatment and discharge planning are among their individualized services. Hickory Trail offers specialized services for individuals experiencing a mental health or chemical dependency crisis.
Pathfinders, a youth program at Hickory Trail, offers high-quality inpatient treatment to meet the needs of children and adolescents ages 5–17. Using empirically validated psychopharmacology and therapeutic treatments, their PathFinders Program is designed to help children and adolescents by teaching them to strengthen daily functioning, develop coping skills, improve social and interpersonal relationships and learn effective problem-solving skills.
Select Specialty Hospital South Dallas (800 Kirnwood, DeSoto) is part of a national network of acute care facilities within Select Medical Corporation dedicated to providing quality care to appropriate patients who may need a longer acute stay for their recovery or well-being. Programs and services—such as Pulmonary/Vent, Intensive Therapies, Nursing Care, Neuro/Trauma and Wound Care—have been designed to fit in the continuum at an acute level of care for those patients that are catastrophically injured, critically ill or otherwise medically compromised.
In March 2004, the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of DeSoto, established the Southwest Medical District. The district embraces a multi-use concept with numerous medical offices, apartments, senior housing and financial institutions—all within walking distance of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Since its inception, the Southwest Medical District has seen substantial growth with new office complexes opening and several more in the planning stages. There has been additional growth along the Hwy 67 corridor leading into the Southwest Medical District. DeSoto recognizes that the health and welfare of its citizens has a dramatic impact on the quality of life we all enjoy. Promoting new and existing health services is just one of the many ways the Desoto Chamber of Commerce is promoting the city.
DeSoto also boasts an assisted living center and several home healthcare agencies and nursing homes. Comprehensive healthcare coverage is rounded out by physical therapy clinics, chiropractic centers, eye and dental facilities, imaging centers and hospice organizations.
From pediatrics to geriatric specialists and from emergency treatment to long-term care, DeSoto residents receive convenient access to doctors who can meet almost any healthcare need.