The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, of the University of Texas (UT) System network, is scheduled to open in November 2014. This new hospital will serve as short term acute care hospital. This new $800 million, 460-bed hospital will incorporate space for physician training and clinical research. Each patient room will feature monitors and internet connections to allow patients and caregivers to review charts and images like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. This new technology will allow family members and physicians from outside the hospital to interact and take part in care decisions. The facility will also feature 27 surgical suits, connected by live video to the pathology lab.
The hospital is named after Texas governor, William P. Clements Jr., in recognition of his 2009 gift of $100 million to the Southwestern Medical Foundation, the largest single gift for the benefit of the UT Southwestern (a sub-network of the UT System), in the institution’s history.