Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Recently, Parkland CEO Dr. Fred Cerise gave NBC 5 an exclusive tour of the $1.3 billion facility. "This is going to put us in a position to take care of patients for many years to come," Cerise said.
The state-of-the-art facility is one of the largest hospitals under construction in the world.
New Parkland has:
- 862 single patient rooms with private bathrooms
- 17 floors
- 2 helipads
- 27 operating rooms
- 154 ER treatment rooms
- 44 labor and deliver rooms
The new Parkland Hospital replaces a 1950s era building. Construction on the new building started in 2010, and it will open to the public on August 20.