Old Parkland Hospital was founded in 1894, at a time when Dallas was young and their full potential had yet to be understood. In the ensuing decades, Dallas began to grow not only in population, but in influence.
By 1913, the original wooden structure had been deemed inadequate for the medical needs of the community, and a gleaming new building was opened, immediately becoming the most modern medical facility in the region. At a time when Dallas was beginning to gain its legs, Parkland Hospital became an important symbol of progress and a harbinger for the future.
History forms the foundation for the future. Old Parkland's history, inextricably tied to the City of Dallas, is rooted in a commitment to innovation and to the community. Those who work at Old Parkland find themselves among others who carry this tradition forward.
Originally a teaching hospital, Old Parkland always had a unique connection with those who worked inside. The passion, dedication, and determination of these people still echo in the walls of the buildings, inspiring those who now walk their halls.
The Old Parkland campus is more than just a space. It is a living, breathing community. Beyond the individual trees and buildings, tenants and staff, that gives the campus its unique atmosphere is the way that these elements intermingle, how they occupy their physical space and contribute to a greater whole.
In 2008, prior to relocation of Crow Holdings headquarters, a reception was held for many of the doctors, nurses and nursing students who lived and worked at Old Parkland Hospital. Tours were conducted so those in attendance were first to see its renovation. That day, and for over a year, video oral history sessions were conducted to preserve the memories and perspective of those who lived and worked there.
Old Parkland, A Place of Dallas History
Barbara Gray & Peggy Hirth Petty
Bettye Jo Spillman Henderson
Dr. George & Millie
Fayette King & Berry Perry
Harold Urschel, MD
Helen C Dunkin
James Holman, MD
John Denman, MD
Linda Harper Toth
Marty Dunkin McMillan
Ronald Garvey, MD