For Dallas residents in underserved areas, there is a new well being heart on its approach because of the beneficiant $1 million donation from Financial institution of America.
The RedBird Well being Heart (RHC) is ready to open in September and can present a spread of significant preventative well being companies to underserved residents within the space.
Based on RHC, projections present that when totally staffed, the RedBird Well being Heart will present 18,000 preventive and first care visits annually, and 23,000 girls’s specialty well being visits annually for individuals dwelling in southern Dallas County.
The aim of the middle is to deal with a excessive proportion of sufferers dwelling in underserved zip codes with little to no entry to main well being physicians or specialists.
“Right this moment in Dallas County your ZIP code is a greater predictor of well being than your genetic code,” stated Christina Mintner, senior vice chairman of inhabitants well being at Parkland. “We imagine that the place you reside mustn’t outline how lengthy and the way properly you reside. That is why we’re constructing the brand new RedBird Well being Heart within the coronary heart of southern Dallas County, to struggle the inequities in healthcare.”
Situated at U.S. Route 67 and Interstate 20, the 40,000 square-foot well being heart will present quite a lot of companies within the Pink Chook space from main care to breast most cancers screenings and rehabilitation.
RHC will even additional deal with transportation boundaries by together with the expertise wanted to offer digital strategies of care resembling telehealth, e-consults and digital shared medical appointments.
To study extra in regards to the new RedBird Well being Heart or to make a donation, please contact Parkland Basis at 214-266-2000 or go to www.IStandforParkland.org.