Don't miss this unique opportunity for a private tour of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

When: Friday, Aug. 28
Time: Meet in the exhibit hall/foyer at 12:45 p.m. Return to general sessions at 1:45 p.m.

On Dec. 6, 2014, UT Southwestern’s new Clements University Hospital opened its doors, transforming the opportunities for medical care in North Texas. Clements University Hospital has been designed to enhance the experience of our patients and their families and to support our physicians and other caregivers in delivering safe, effective, and compassionate care to all who come to us for help. During our conference, we will provide you the opportunity to tour this state-of-the-art facility. Tour stops will include:

The interactive Hawn Foundation Patient and Family Resource Center, which includes guided online access to information for patients, family members, and visitors seeking to better understand the causes, treatments, and cures of diseases they wish to investigate, as well as information about clinical trials.

The Emergency Department, which was designed to create efficient flow and shorter waiting times for patients.

The discharge area includes a transition area inside the building, and there is short-term parking just outside this exit. A nearby pharmacy also makes it convenient to fill prescriptions before going home.

Each patient care floor has conference rooms with interactive whiteboard technology and videoconferencing capabilities, which facilitate the ability of care teams to gather and confer on cases.

Patient rooms—every patient has a spacious individual room with large windows that allow in abundant natural light, which has been shown to improve healing and a sense of well-being. We’ve made it possible for patients to control the lighting, temperature, and window shades in their room—and even to order meals and snacks—using a remote control at their bedside. Free Wi-Fi in each room allows patients to connect with the world using their laptops and portable electronic devices. Nursing alcoves, which include specially designed privacy windows, are located directly outside each patient’s room, allowing caregivers to check on patients without disturbing them. Each patient room has a custom, ergonomically designed sleeper sofa, allowing loved ones to comfortably stay overnight. Monitors in patient rooms allow patients and caregivers to review charts and images such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.  In-room videoconferencing allows patients to stay connected with their caregiving team, family, and friends. Having only single-patient rooms supports infection control and patient safety. Additionally, each room is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic tracking of medications, as well as secure access to electronic medical records—both of which also promote patient safety.