Largest Hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex


DFW’s Largest Hospitals

The following section includes a list of the largest Dallas/Fort Worth area hospitals, as well as resources and information on general practice physicians and area dental care.

With such a solid and acclaimed healthcare base and multiple providers, this is just a sampling of what the area has to offer. For more information, consult the local and national resources in this section.




1. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

3500 Gaston Ave.         
Dallas, TX 75246  

With more than 1,025 licensed beds, 38, 623 admissions, 5,500 employees, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is the crown jewel of the Baylor Healthcare System. Baylor Dallas is home to more than 20 specialty treatment centers, including cancer, vascular services, neuroscience, transplants, digestive diseases, a women and children’s center, orthopedics, and trauma services. In the 2009-2010, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” guide, Baylor Dallas, ranked for the seventeenth consecutive year, earned honors as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in gynecology (32th) and kidney disorders (47th). Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (Baylor Rehab) is ranked 13th among the nation’s top rehabilitation facilities.


2. Parkland Health & Hospital System

5201 Harry Hines Blvd.          
Dallas, TX 75235  

Recognized as one of the top public hospitals in the U.S. and named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for the last 16 consecutive years, Parkland Hospital operates 10 Centers of Excellence with the most skilled health professionals and state-of-the-art tools and equipment, including Trauma, Burns, Spinal Cord Injuries, Cancer, Endocrinology, Women & Infants Services, Epilepsy, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and Orthopedics. Parkland is also the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and more than 60 percent of doctors in the Dallas area have undergone formal training at Parkland.


3. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 

8200 Walnut Hill Lane           
Dallas, TX 75231  

Serving the greater Dallas since 1966 and a part of the Texas Health Resources hospital system, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (Texas Health Dallas) has 898 beds and more than 1,200 physicians on staff. Major specialty areas include cancer, heart and vascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, and women and infants services. The hospital has also been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital for its Digestive Disorders, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics specialties


4. Texas Health Harris Methodist  Fort Worth Hospital

1301 Pennsylvania Ave.          
Fort Worth, TX 76104     

Another Texas Health large hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has served greater Tarrant County since 1930. This 710-bed, full-service medical center offers specialized care in oncology, trauma, cardiology and women’s services, and has more than 800 physicians on staff. The hospital has been honored with the Magnet Recognition Program Award for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – the largest nursing credentialing organization in the U.S. and part of the American Nurses Association (ANA).


5. Medical City Dallas

7777 Forest Lane         
Dallas, TX 75230  

With a tagline of Specialties – In Life, Medical City Dallas is known for its more than 1,150 specialists in 95 medical specialties. Special programs and services include a Transplant Center for heart, renal/pancreas and stem cell transplant services; a Neuroscience Program with the nationally recognized the Center for Epilepsy, Sleep Center and Stroke Center; a comprehensive hematology/oncology program for adult and pediatric patients; and a bariatric surgery program that has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Other Medical City honors include recognition as a two-time recipient of the U.S. Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for the hospital’s commitment to organ donation.


6. Baylor All Saints Medical Center  at Fort Worth

1400 Eighth Ave.         
Fort Worth, TX 76104     

Founded in 1906, Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth is a 525-bed medical facility with more than 2,200 employees that offers “the convenience and personal attention of a local hospital with the respected medical staff and advanced medical technology of a regional health care system.” Specialties include programs of excellence in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology and women’s services. The hospital is also dedicated to community service and health, and has invested more than $300 million back into the community with free health education classes and screenings; development of advanced treatment methods to fight incurable diseases; and providing care to those without health coverage or the means to pay.


7. Methodist Dallas Medical Center

1441 N. Beckley Ave.            
Dallas, TX 75203  

Founded in 1927, the Methodist Dallas Medical Center is focused on “being a leader in sophisticated, compassionate medical care with world-class medical education and residency programs.” As the main teaching and referral center for Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas is also one of the leading teaching and referral hospitals in Texas. The 515-bed hospital features all-private rooms, and the medical staff at Methodist Dallas includes more than 250 physicians with expertise in more than 60 medical specialties, such as advanced stroke care; adult liver, kidney and pancreas transplants; the Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center; the Moody Brain & Spine Institute; and the Methodist Joint Academy for hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement. Methodist Dallas also has a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and a Level II Trauma Center that provides adult trauma care.


8. John Peter Smith Hospital

1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Founded in 1906, Fort Worth’s renowned John Peter Smith Hospital is the flagship hospital of the JPS Health Network and includes Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center. Verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the achievement “recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients in Tarrant and surrounding counties.” Other special services include intensive care for adults and newborns; the Healing Wings AIDS treatment health center; inpatient care for patients of all ages; and OB/Gyn healthcare services. The hospital also houses the Trinity Springs Pavilion – a psychiatric facility for crisis stabilization, short-term treatment and family education – and a psychiatric emergency center.


9. Medical Center of Plano

3901 W. 15th St.        
Plano, TX 75075  

Open since 1975, the Medical Center of Plano is a full-service, 427-bed acute-care facility with more than 1,300 employees and more than 1,000 physicians on staff that represent over 70 specialties and subspecialties. Our main campus in the heart of Plano includes the main hospital and medical offices, an outpatient surgery center, a comprehensive cancer-treatment center, an emergency trauma center, a radiology/imaging center, a comprehensive cardiovascular program, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, and complete women’s and children’s services – including a high-risk antepartum unit and a neonatal intensive-care unit. In 2007, the Medical Center of Plano became the first hospital in Collin County to achieve elite Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Association.


10. UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.         
Dallas, TX 75390 

Nationally and internationally renowned as a medical school, teaching hospital and healthcare facility, UT Southwestern Medical Center was ranked as the best hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth in U.S. News & World Report’s expanded “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings for 52 metropolitan areas (March 2011). UT Southwestern services range from preventive care to treatment in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, heart and lung transplantation, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, breast surgery, vascular surgery, pediatrics, and infectious disease. In the 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report national report on health care providers, UT Southwestern ranked nationally in six specialty-care areas, including urology; diabetes/ endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; and ear, nose and throat.


11. Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

800 W. Randol Mill Road        
Arlington, TX 76012     

Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a 417 bed, full-service acute care medical center that has served Arlington and surrounding communities since opening in 1958. A true community hospital, residents initially pooled resources to help build the original 75-bed hospital. Today, the hospital is home to more than 550 physicians on its medical staff, 1,900 employees, and 300 volunteers, and recently opened the new five-story, $76 million Tom Vandergriff Surgical Tower. The site of the first Cycle III Chest Pain Center in Texas, the hospital is known for its heart and vascular treatment, among other specialties – including stroke, canver, diabetes, digestive health, emergency services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, weight loss, and women and infants services. The Joint Commission has also awarded the hospital its Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for its Primary Stroke Center.


12. Children’s Medical Center Dallas

1935 Motor St.          
Dallas, TX 75235 

Nationally recognized for patient care for children from birth to age 18, the 559-bed Children’s Medical Center is the first pediatric hospital in Texas with a designated Level I trauma center. Children’s is also a referral hospital; all patients come to the hospital through a referral from their primary care physician, The hospital offers more than 50 pediatric specialty programs including heart disease, endocrinology and cystic fibrosis, and is a major pediatric kidney, liver, heart, bowel and bone marrow transplant center. A Magnet-designated facility for excellence in nursing care, Children’s opened a 72-bed facility in Plano in 2008.


13. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

6200 W. Parker Road            
Plano, TX 75093  

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano (Texas Health Plano) has served patients in Plano, North Dallas and Collin County since 1991. The hospital has 368 beds, 1,200 employees, and nearly 1,300 physicians on its medical staff. Specialized services include behavioral health, cancer, emergency services, heart and vascular care, joint replacement, orthopedics, pediatrics, scoliosis and spinal care, weight loss, and women and infants services. Texas Health Plano received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (T.A.P.E.) in 2008 – the state’s highest honor for quality and organizational performance.


14. Dallas Regional Medical Center

1011 N. Galloway        
Mesquite, TX 75149      

Dallas Regional Medical Center opened in 1964 as Mesquite Memorial Hospital with 27 beds, 5 bassinets, 1 operating room, 1 delivery room, an Emergency Room and 7 physicians on staff. Today, it’s a 202-bed, community-based hospital with nearly 400 physicians on staff who serve northeast Texas residents. The Center offers a comprehensive range of health services for acute and emergency situations, including 24-hour emergency, critical care, medical, surgical, and cardiac services that include open heart surgery, outpatient surgery, orthopedics, and imaging services.


15. Medical Center of Arlington   

3301 Matlock Road       
Arlington, TX 76015     

Originally opened in August of 1976 as Arlington Community Hospital in a rural part of town, The Medical Center of Arlington is now a 326-bed full-service hospital located in the heart of south Arlington. The hospital has more than 1,000 full-time and part-time nurses, therapists, technicians and other healthcare personnel, as well as nearly 600 physicians. Specialties include heart and vascular services, women’s services, neurosciences, sports medicine, oncology, wound care, and bariatrics. 


16. Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth

900 Eighth Ave.         
Fort Worth, TX 76104    

Located in Fort Worth’s medical district, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth is a 320-bed facility offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services. The hospital serves as a tertiary referral center for Tarrant County, as well as for other counties within a 90-mile radius. Specialty areas include a nationally recognized and dedicated stroke program; recognition as a “Top 100 Heart Hospital” with four open-heart surgery operating rooms, four cardiac cath labs, and a dedicated ICU unit; and extensive orthopedic and musculoskeletal services.


17. Texas Harris Methodist Hospital –   Hurst-Euless-Bedford

1600 Hospital Parkway   
Bedford, TX 76022

Texas Harris Methodist Hospital – Hurst-Euless-Bedford (Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford) is a full-service facility that has served northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital has more than 340 active physicians on its medical staff and 300 beds – including psychiatric and behavioral health spaces at Texas Health Springwood Hospital. Key services here include behavioral health, cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal care, heart and vascular care, rehabilitation, surgery, women and infant services, and breastfeeding support.


18. Baylor Medical Center at Irving

1901 N. MacArthur Blvd.        
Irving, TX 75061 

Part of the Baylor Health Care System, Baylor Medical Center at Irving provides care to residents in Irving, Las Colinas and surrounding communities. Advanced treatment specialties include cardiovascular services, orthopedics, oncology, digestive disorders, physical medicine, and emergency care. The Quality Texas Foundation selected Baylor Medical Center at Irving as a recipient of its 2011 Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE), the highest recognition for quality in the state.


19. Cook Children’s Medical Center

801 Seventh Ave.        
Fort Worth, TX 76104    

With more than 30 pediatric services and specialties, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth is one of the country’s leading integrated pediatric healthcare organizations. Ranked among multiple top hospitals lists, Cook Children’s Medical Center is also among the top 5 percent of the nation’s hospitals for nursing excellence, and Cook Children’s Emergency Department is the only EMS-designated pediatric trauma center in Tarrant County, Texas – treating more than 70,000 patients each year.


20. Baylor Medical Center at Garland

2300 Marie Curie Blvd.         

Garland, TX 75042


Also part of the Baylor Health Care System, Baylor Medical Center at Garland is a comprehensive care hospital with 240 beds and 574 physicians on staff who serve residents in Garland and surrounding communities in the northeast Dallas area. Specialties include asthma, cancer, dental care, ear, nose & throat, orthopedics, behavioral health, digestive diseases, heart and vascular care, and emergency care. Baylor Medical Center at Garland has earned Heart Failure and Chest Pain accreditations from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) for its “commitment to providing the community with advanced, comprehensive treatment for chest pain and heart failure, as well as for its continual improvement in all areas of patient care.”




Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9440 Poppy Drive          

Dallas, TX 75218    


Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake was founded as a community medical/surgical hospital in 1959 and has since evolved into a full-service, 218-bed, acute care facility with services and specialties that range from cardiology and open-heart surgery to family practice medicine, orthopedics, and bariatric surgery. The facility also features a Sleep Center, new Women’s Imaging Center, and new surgical suites. Doctors Hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers; has been designated a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; is a Distinguished Newborn Hearing Facility by the Texas Department of Health; and holds the UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center Designation for cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology.


Huguley Memorial Medical Center  

11801 South Freeway 
Burleson, TX 76028  

Huguley Memorial Medical Center, located on I-35W in south Fort Worth, includes a 213-bed acute care hospital, two intensive care units, progressive care unit, open-heart surgery center, behavioral health center, and emergency department.  More than 350 primary care and specialty physicians provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. Part of the Adventist Health System, Huguley operates in a tradition of healthcare “that recognizes that total health is achieved through the proper balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.”

Huguley also operates a 16-bed intensive care unit for patients with medical care and respiratory needs and a 12-bed intensive care unit for cardiovascular patients that are staffed by intensively trained critical care nurses.  The facility also features a 4-bed dialysis center for renal patients with critical needs. Other facilities include a 33-bed Progressive Care Unit staffed by Advanced Cardiac Life Support-certified registered nurses and other trained personnel that is designed to bridge the gap between the Intensive Care Unit and the medical-surgical units.


Medical Center of McKinney

4500 Medical Center Drive        
McKinney, TX 75069

The Medical Center of McKinney offers full-service healthcare to residents of the north Dallas suburb of McKinney. Acute care and all-inclusive specialty services include a full-service 24/7 Emergency Department; outpatient services that include ambulatory surgery, women’s imaging services, general imaging services (64-slice CT, MRI, nuclear imaging, etc.) sleep lab and rehabilitation therapies; cardiovascular services such as cardiac catheterization and interventional lab, open heart surgery and vascular surgery; orthopedic services such as a total and partial joint replacement program, and sports medicine services; neurosciences care that includes neurosurgery, stroke care, pain management, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s care; and labor and delivery suites, a neonatal level II nursery, and maternal/fetal medical care.


Medical City Children’s Hospital

7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, Texas 75230

Open since 1996 and part of the acclaimed Medical City Dallas system, Medical City Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, specialty, and emergency care pediatric healthcare services to children from birth to age 18. Specialty treatment programs include craniofacial, heart, hematology and oncology, nephrology, neurosciences, and orthopedics and scoliosis.


Methodist Charlton Medical Center

3500 W. Wheatland Road           
Dallas, TX 75237    

Located in southwest Dallas and serving far southwest Dallas County, Methodist Charlton Medical Center is a teaching and full-service general acute care community hospital. Founded in 1975 and part of the larger Methodist Health System, Charlton hospital highlights include recognition as a top performer by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for delivering high quality care in five clinical areas; the highest rating (5 stars) for clinical excellence in maternity care, based on a HealthGrades study; a Level II Special Care Nursery for specialized infant care; and a comprehensive Cancer Program, including a full range of sophisticated, compassionate, and progressive cancer treatment services.


Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton    

3000 I-35 N         
Denton, TX 76201    

Operated by Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton (Texas Health Denton) is a 255-bed hospital that offers more than 43 specialties for residents of Denton, Denton County and surrounding communities. The hospital’s relationship-based care model places the patient and family at the center of the decision-making process. Specialty medical services include cardiac rehabilitation, critical care, emergency services, heart and vascular care, imaging, physical therapy, sleep medicine, surgery, weight loss, women and infants services, and wound care.


Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

4707 Bengal Street

Dallas, Texas 75235


Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

1004 7th Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76104


Known as “the most special house in town,” The Ronald McDonald House in Dallas and in Fort Worth provides a supportive home-away-from-home for families of severely ill children who are receiving medical treatment in Dallas and Fort Worth-area hospitals. The Ronald McDonald Family Waiting Room also offers a “temporary “home-away-from-home” within the hospital where families can relax, refresh, and reflect, while still remaining close to their children.”


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 

2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX 75219

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) is a Masonic charity facility providing treatment for orthopedic conditions, certain neurological disorders, and learning disorders at no cost to pediatric patients in need. The hospital was established in 1921 when a group of Texas Masons approached Dr. W. B. Carrell, Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeon, about caring for children with polio regardless of the family’s ability to pay. With the introduction of the polio vaccines in the mid-1950s, which virtually eradicated polio, TSRHC broadened its focus to other orthopedic conditions. Today, TSRHC treats Texas children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The hospital has treated more than 200,000 children since it was founded, and has more than 40,000 clinic visits each year.


University of North Texas Health Science Center  - UNT Health Patient Services

Multiple clinic/specialty locations

817-735-DOCS (3627)

UNT Health is the physician practice entity of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, with nearly 175 physicians representing multiple medical specialties and a strong emphasis on family and primary care. Physicians practice in more than 34 offices across Tarrant County, as well as at most area hospitals, and serve more than a half-million patients annually. UNT Health physicians are also faculty members for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and include both D.O. (Doctors of Osteopathy) and M.D. (Medical Doctor) disciplines.


Zale Lipshy University Hospital

5151 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390

Part of the UT Southwestern system, Zale Lipshy University Hospital has 144 staffed beds and is home to one of the world’s premier neurological treatment centers. The facility’s neuroangiography unit is a vitally important factor in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease. Zale Lipshy is also the home to UT Southwestern’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program, which treats patients in a dedicated 13-bed, HEPA-filtered unit. UT Southwestern physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with hematologic malignancies that include leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma and myelodysplasia.


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