Parkland is one of the busiest public hospitals in the nation, with more than 1 million patient visits each year. Demand for Parkland's services continues to grow.
The new 2.5 million-square-foot Parkland campus is located on the northeast corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical District Drive. At nearly twice the size of the current hospital, the new Parkland has been designed to meet the ever-changing needs of Dallas County – one of the largest, fastest-growing regions in the country.
As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The ultra-modern and sophisticated city attracts many new residents every year.
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest airport, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide annually. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, you can ride DART, one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, and shops.
Dallas is also a leading business city. In 2012, 18 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines, and Texas Instruments.