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Parkland Memorial Hospital and Illegal Immigrants

Claim:   70% of the women who gave birth at Parkland Memorial Hospital in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.


TRUE


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, 2006]

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later by coincidence

On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day — every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.’ Crikey, that’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas. According to the

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About Us | Parkland Health & Hospital System

As our community’s public health system, Parkland is the foundation for a healthy Dallas.

That’s why we ask ourselves every day, how can we better serve our patients?

As Parkland adds more services into the neighborhoods that need us most, we know that how we treat each and every patient affects the health and well-being of our entire community.

Patient care is more than our job. It is our passion.

Care. Community. Compassion. Working Toward a Healthier Dallas

Mandate

To furnish medical aid and hospital care to indigent and needy persons residing in the hospital district.

Mission

Dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care.

Vision

By our actions, we will define the standards of excellence for public academic health system.

Parkland Values

At Parkland, our goal is to provide the best possible care for our patients through
compassion, skill and teamwork. With that in mind, we’ve created CIRCLES, principles that guide

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