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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is a nationally recognized faith based not-for-profit hospital that cares for more than 300,000 people each year. In 1903, the hospital opened with 25 beds; today it is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. Baylor Dallas has 1,065 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor University Medical Center is home to more than 20 specialty centers that are designed to treat a range of medical conditions. Following are highlights:
Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
All forms of cancer are treated at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, with particular emphasis on cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, colon, and gynecologic cancers, as well as hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma). Through research underway at Baylor Research Institute, Texas Oncology, U.S. Oncology and the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers, the cancer center offers patients access to more than 150 national clinical trials and innovative cancer treatments.
Heart and Vascular Services
Heart and vascular services are offered to patients at both Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital–the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. Baylor Dallas’ Heart and Vascular Institute, in partnership with Baylor Research Institute, coordinates more than 50 research studies involving cardiac surgery, cardiology, cardiac and vascular intervention, electrophysiology, vascular surgery and cardiovascular disease prevention. Baylor Dallas was also the nation’s first hospital to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program.
Baylor Neuroscience Center
Baylor Neuroscience Center offers services to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders, injury and disease, including tumors of the central nervous system; stroke; spine care; seizure disorders; movement disorders and cognitive disorders. This nationally recognized center of excellence is also home to the region’s first nationally certified stroke program and the Baylor Radiosurgery Center, which offers both the CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife® advanced technologies. As the first medical center in North Texas–and one of only a few in the country–to offer both stereotactic radiosurgery systems in one dedicated center, patients with brain, spine and other tumors previously considered inoperable or untreatable with conventional therapy may now be treated in one location at Baylor.
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
The transplant program at Baylor Dallas is a national leader in solid organ transplantation and, in partnership with the program at Baylor All Saints Medical Center, is one of only three programs worldwide to have performed more than 3,000 adult liver transplants. Since the program’s inception in 1984, transplant surgeons on the medical staff have performed more than 8,700 transplants, including liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung, small bowel, as well as blood and marrow transplants. Through Baylor’s transplant research program, physicians participate in more than 120 transplantation research protocols. In fact, many of the medications used as standard therapy today are a result of research conducted at Baylor Dallas.
Digestive Disease Services
Baylor Dallas’ digestive care program offers advanced and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for digestive and liver disorders by providing a full-range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The center’s 18,000 square-foot gastrointestinal (GI) physiology laboratory provides physicians with the ability to perform esophageal motility studies, pH monitoring, manometry testing and double balloon endoscopy, in addition to typical endoscopic procedures in a centrally located area. The GI analytical lab also offers digestive disease clinical research opportunities for physicians and patients.
James M. and Dorothy D. Collins Women and Children’s Center
The Women and Children’s Center at Baylor Dallas provides obstetric and gynecological services, including advanced technology for prenatal diagnosis and care; labor and delivery; high-risk infant care; genetic counseling; and family education. On average, approximately 4,200 babies are delivered annually at Baylor University Medical Center. Specially trained staff is also available in the center’s Level III 83-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for small and fragile newborn babies.
Baylor George Truett James Orthopaedic Institute
The orthopedic care team at Baylor Dallas combines clinical care, research and patient education to diagnose, treat, and provide follow-up care for orthopaedic conditions. In addition to performing traditional evaluation, treatment, and surgical services, orthopaedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center also take part in several specialty programs: the Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center; Biomechanic Laboratory; Limb Salvage Program; Laser Research Laboratory; the Baylor Spine Center; Total Joint Replacement Program and Joint Wellness Program.
Trauma Services at Baylor Dallas
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is a comprehensive Level I trauma center; one of only two adult trauma centers in Dallas, covering 21 counties (18,000 square miles) and 5 million residents. The trauma services division has dedicated trauma and stroke teams, providing 24-hour coverage of emergency services. The Riggs Emergency Department, with more than 75,000 square feet, 85 patient treatment rooms, has dedicated areas specifically for trauma care, physician referral and minor emergency care.
The campus of Baylor University Medical Center encompasses six connecting hospitals:
Additional Baylor Health Care System facilities offering medical services on the Baylor Dallas campus:
John B. McWhorter, III, president, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
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