Methodist Dallas Medical Center, initially known as simply Dallas Methodist Hospital, was the first hospital to compose the extensive Methodist Health System—one of Dallas’ oldest nonprofit health systems. Opened in 1927 as a 100-bed hospital, the facility has transformed into a 515-bed medical center equipped with all private rooms and a medical staff of more than 300 knowledgeable physicians. The hospital is recognized as the chief teaching and referral center for MHS and one of the leading teaching and referral centers in the state. It offers one of only three emergency departments in Dallas to provide trauma care and houses a neonatal ICU that serves as a referral center for more than 30 hospitals in the northern and eastern portions of Texas. The Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute, one of the largest and most active multi-organ transplant centers in the Southwest, and the Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center are leading centers of excellence at Methodist Dallas Medical Center as well.
Also serving the Oak Cliff community is Methodist Charlton Hospital, an excellent teaching and community hospital boasting a newly renovated ICU and a brand new $116 million bed tower opened in the summer of 2009. The hospital also operates one of four Family Practice Medical Residency Programs in the area.
Located in East Oak Cliff is the Dallas VA Medical Center (VAMC), a referral center for VA North Texas Health Care System employing approximately 3,300 people and welcoming more than 800 volunteers. The 84-acre campus is complete with a 289-bed acute-care medical center, a Transitional Care Unit, Domiciliary Care Unit, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Telemetry Unit and a 56-bed Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, along with multi-specialty outpatient clinics. With a strong partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, VAMC has established itself as a major teaching and medical research center.
Supplementing these large-scale medical campuses is a wealth of physicians, clinics and specialty hospitals representing numerous areas of expertise. From chiropractors, dentists and home health specialists to mental health, ophthalmologists and surgeons, Oak Cliff residents are sure to find the medical attention they need in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle