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Awards & Accreditations 

 

U.S. News & World Report's 2013-2014 "America's Best Hospitals"

For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. News has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in its America’s Best Hospitals issue, this year receiving top 50 rankings for seven medical specialties: Diabetes/Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology. Also the hospital was named High Performing in the areas of Cancer, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Ear/Nose/Throat, Geriatrics and Urology.

Consumer Choice Award

For the 18th consecutive year, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has earned the 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the Dallas region. The Consumer Choice Award is given to the hospitals that consumers have chosen as having the highest quality; image and reputation; Best Doctors; and Best Nurses in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. This is the 18th year NRC has recognized and honored Consumer Choice Award winners.

Excellence in Nursing Magnet Award

Re-Accredited: February 2013
Baylor University Medical Center earned the Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing" from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the third time--an honor held by less than two percent of hospitals nationwide.

Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence


Re-Recognized: May 2012
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas received a Silver Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF Health Quality Institute (TMF), the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas. The award recognizes hospitals that have improved their initial baseline performance on specific national quality measures related to acute myocardial infarction (or heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Texas Nurses Association’s 100 Great Nurses

Awarded in April 2013
The 100 Great Nurses award focuses on nurses’ qualities as role models in leadership, service to the community, compassion as a caregiver, and significant contributions to nursing. Selected by the Texas Nursing Association and D/FW Hospital Council, five Baylor Dallas nurses received this award. Congratulations to Charlene Cink, MS, RN; Jane Dempster, MBA, BSN, RN; Susamma Mathew, RNC; Sharla McDaniel, BSN, RNC; Monica Spencer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C for receiving this distinction.

The Joint Commission

Full Re-Accreditation: 2013-2016
Accreditation by The Joint Commission recognizes the commitment that Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has made to quality and patient safety; implementing national guidelines; and constant quality improvement projects.

Primary Stroke Center

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was recertified in 2011 as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Achievement of certification signifies that Baylor Dallas follows national protocols for stroke care that can significantly improve outcomes for patients and help them achieve long-term success.

Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for our Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program.

Re-Accredited: 2011
The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program at Baylor University Medical Center was the nation's first program recognized for following national standards and guidelines that significantly improve patient outcomes.

2011 Get With The Guidelines Stoke Gold Plus Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

American College of Radiology Accreditation

In 2012, all scanners at Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Centers and Radiology Department at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas received accreditation from the American College of Radiology. Across four modalities, including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and nuclear medicine, Baylor Dallas has met the highest standards of personnel qualifications, image quality, equipment performance, safety standards, quality assurance and quality control.

Dallas Child: Best Place to Have a Baby

In 2013, and for the fifth time, readers of Dallas Child magazine have selected Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas as the 'Best Place to Have a Baby'. Whether it is preparing, having or caring for your babies, says Dallas Child, Baylor Dallas “takes the cake” according to readership votes.

Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Re-Accredited: 2011-2014
The cancer program at Baylor University Medical Center received Approval with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Approval by the ACS is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Sleep Center at Baylor Dallas Recognized as an Accredited Sleep Center

The Sleep Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center at Baylor Dallas is one of only two dozen accredited centers in North Texas.

American Diabetes Association Recognition

Date Awarded: October 29, 2007
The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center at Mesquite and the Baylor Senior Health Center at Mesquite have been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*.

Citation of Honor by the American Hospital Association's Circle of Life Awards Program

Date Awarded: July 25, 2007
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has awarded the palliative care program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas a Citation of Honor through the AHA's Circle of Life Awards program. Award recipients are considered to be national leaders in providing quality, compassionate palliative and end-of-life care.

American Alliance of HealthCare Providers: Choice Award Recipient

Date Awarded: 2007- 2008
In recognition of America's most customer friendly hospitals, The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers designed the Hospital of Choice Awards to recognize those hospitals that go beyond their walls in pursuit of excellence and quality care -- hospitals that have developed a collaborative relationship with physicians and healthcare organizations in the community, as well as managed care organizations and other payors.

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ASCOT)

Re-Accredited: November 2011
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas' Level 1 trauma center - one of only three adult Level 1 centers in Dallas/Fort Worth is verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ASCOT) with high marks and the highest possible level designation. During that review, ASCOT commended Baylor Dallas trauma services for demonstrating a continued commitment to provide superior trauma care.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy (FACT)

Date Accredited: July 2008
The Blood and Marrow Transplantation program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas as one of the first programs in the U.S. to receive FACT accreditation in 1998. This year the program was reaccredited after a rigorous survey of the program. The accreditation applies to all services and facilities inspected by FACT: adult autologous and allergenic cell transplantation, bone marrow and peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy processing.