Dallas voters approve $747 million for new hospital

DALLAS (AP) - Voters in Dallas County overwhelmingly approved replacing famed Parkland Memorial Hospital with a new facility.

Voters OK'd the $747 million hospital bond issue that will help build a complex with more beds to replace the 54-year-old Parkland.

The bonds will cover about 60 percent of the cost of a new $1.3 billion public hospital to be built across from the current facility.

The work should be done in 2014.

Parkland drew worldwide attention as the hospital where President John F. Kennedy was taken after being fatally shot on Nov. 22, 1963.

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