Parkland Health

Parkland Health first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The hospital averages more than 1 million patient visits annually and 2,000 new cancer cases per year. The system also includes 20 community-based clinics, including primary care and women’s clinics, 11 school-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Despite our growth for more than 100 years, our mission and vision remain the same – to care for you and your family. Thank you for choosing Parkland.

The Parkland Cancer Program

The Parkland Cancer Program covers the entire cancer journey from prevention and screening, treatment, and survivorship. Whether you are at risk of getting cancer or are diagnosed with cancer, it can be confusing and scary.  Our expert providers and specialists will help you choose the right treatment plan for you.

You also have access to other support services through your cancer journey. We recognize that everyone’s path is different which is why we provide the information and support needed for you to make the right decisions for you and your family.

Cancer care at Parkland is supported by clinical experts at UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty. The program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer through the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as High Performing in cancer care by the US News and World Report.

Mission:To provide timely access to personalized high-value care to people with - or at risk of - cancer and blood disorders in a safe and patient-centric environment.

Vision: To be a leading example in cancer care for community-academic healthcare systems in the United States.

  • Hope: Inspiring hope for our patients as they face the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis.
  • Excellence: Achieving the best outcomes through the delivery of exemplary comprehensive, coordinated, and personalized cancer care.
  • Equity: Reducing disparities by providing equitable access to preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive cancer care in our community.
  • Innovation: Fostering research and innovation in healthcare delivery and high-value care.
  • Education: Training the next generation of expert physicians and researchers who embody our core values and principles.