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November 2020

A message from President and CEO Michael Horne, EdD, MPP

Years of social inequity and injustice – in healthcare and in almost every other facet of life – have brought us to a point of deep reflection and an understanding that we, as both a health system and a society, need to do more.

Parkland’s investment in community health centers, including our entry into the Red Bird and Jubilee Park neighborhoods, will provide vulnerable Dallas County residents access to the services they need to get healthy and stay healthy.

In addition, initiatives such as our new program to extend care for mothers after pregnancy will help save lives and can serve as a model for addressing rising maternal mortality rates across our country.

Click here to read my full statement.

Warm Regards,

New moms get a new approach to care

The gap between where Medicaid coverage ends and the first year postpartum is when more than half of all maternal deaths in Texas occur.

A new program at Parkland is filling the gap left by Medicaid, extending care after delivery to a full year to ensure women like Taelor receive the healthcare they need after childbirth to address complications before they become fatal.

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Discover Parkland: Virtual Event

Join us tomorrow, Nov. 11, as we discuss how Parkland used the results from the recent Community Health Needs Assessment to launch the extending Maternal Care After Pregnancy program to decrease postpartum maternal deaths.

Register today to join us via video conference at www.IStandforParkland.org/Discover

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New partnership brings health services to southeast Dallas

Living in some Dallas ZIP codes can shorten your life expectancy by nearly 10 years. That’s the reality facing residents of the 75210 ZIP code in southeast Dallas, which is part of the Jubilee Park neighborhood.

To bring health resources to the area, Parkland has joined forces with Jubilee Park in the first partnership of its kind.

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Planning your legacy just got easier

For a limited time, with a matching gift from an anonymous donor, you can establish an endowment to support Parkland for half the amount.

Your endowment will help keep Parkland strong today and prepared for unexpected needs in the future. Create an endowment today for a brighter tomorrow!

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