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For the 19th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in its “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The hospital is one of the 140 medical centers nationwide that are recognized in the guide, which can be found on newsstands and online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in four medical specialties: gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. In 2011, Baylor Dallas’ ranking in these specialties increased more than 35 percent over the 2010 ranking.
In nephrology, Baylor Dallas has moved up 16 spots to number 23 on the magazine’s list.
“It’s very gratifying to see our increased ranking on the U.S. News list of America’s best hospitals,” said Larry Melton, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, medical director of kidney/pancreas transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. “While our scores for patient volume have always been high, how we care for our patients and our outcomes in treating them is improving our reputation as a first-class nephrology division. In addition, our research program is very active, and several of our physicians hold prominent positions in national organizations.”
In pulmonology, Baylor Dallas ranked number 50, increasing its standing on the list by 33 points and is the newest specialty to make it to the top 50.
Randall L. Rosenblatt, M.D., FACP, FCCP, medical director of lung transplantation and physician on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, describes the measures that pulmonary services have taken this past year to improve patient access to services and satisfaction. “At Baylor Dallas, we have directed our efforts to deliver more efficient and productive pulmonary services,” says Dr. Rosenblatt. “We offer treatment for the full spectrum of respiratory illnesses and have become a referral center for Texas and beyond.
“We have specialists in critical care to handle respiratory failure and have a very progressive respiratory therapy program. We have specialized clinics to treat interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. And when patients do not respond to the therapies, we can offer them lung transplantation through our active lung transplant program,” Dr. Rosenblatt says.
The U.S. News rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
“We are proud of the physicians and employees on our staff,” says John McWhorter, president, Baylor Dallas. “This is further evidence that they provide our patients with some of the nation’s highest quality health care.”
For more information on all of the medical specialties listed in Baylor Dallas’ rankings, please visit their Web pages by clicking the links below.
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