The November 4th election is, indeed, one of the - if not the - important of our lifetime. In Dallas, it is important for more than one reason.
Dallas County voters are being asked to approve a $747 million bond program. The bonds will finance a state of the art count hospital which will include the following:
Construct an 862 adult-bed hospital that serves as a full service acute care hospital and houses a Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center;
Construct an outpatient center adjacent to the hospital with associated diagnostic and therapeutic service, and integrated physician office space to enhance patient safety and physician access and productivity;
Construct office buildings near the hospital for support personnel, designed to optimize productivity and minimize occupancy costs; and
Reconfigure parking to supply a cost effective mix of parking garages and surface parking lots to meet the parking needs of patients, visitor, physicians and employees.
Dr. Ron Anderson, Parkland's CEO, is one of the most effective hospital CEO's in the country.
Parkland's trauma unit and burn unit are lauded as premier.
But they are doing a tremendous job in aging, overcrowded facilities. In order to serve the needs of Dallas County better, Parkland needs this expansion.
Please vote for Parkland - its actually an investment we are making in ourselves.