Dallas' $1.3B Parkland Hospital sets August openingDallas' $1.3B Parkland Hospital sets August openinghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=19822015-01-16T12:28:00Z2015-01-14T00:00:00Z

DALLAS - Hospital officials have set an anticipated August 20, 2015, move-in date for the $1.3 billion Parkland Hospital.

Construction on the 862-bed, 17-story structure began in 2010. It will replace the Parkland Memorial Hospital that opened in 1954 across Harry Hines Blvd. from the existing structure.

A hospital forecast projects that more than 500 patients will be moved from the current hospital to the new Parkland.

The transition of patients into the 2.1 million-sf facility will occur over three days, concluding August 22, the hospital announced.

About 80 percent of Parkland's inpatient admissions come directly through Parkland's Emergency Department. Transitioning patients over a three-day window is in the safest interest of patients and their families given the unpredictable emergency department volume, according to Dr. Fred Cerise, Parkland’s president and CEO.

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