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A Snapshot of Baylor Dallas 

About Baylor Dallas

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 1,079 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Health Care System.

Hospital Facts (Fiscal Year 2013)
  • 39,906 admissions (including newborns)
  • 4,606 babies born
  • 115,239 emergency room visits
  • 174,147 outpatient visits (excluding emergency department)
  • 75.7 percent occupancy rate
  • 6.22 days, average length of patient’s stay
  • 1,079 licensed beds
  • 1,146 physicians
  • 220 medical residents and fellows
  • 4,750 employees
Honors Earned at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • In the 2013 U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Hospitals guide, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is ranked for the 21th consecutive year.  Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six medical specialties:   gastroenterology, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology
  • The 2012/2013 survey by the National Research Corporation of consumers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, residents voted Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas the most preferred hospital; the hospital with the best image and reputation; and ranked the facility as having the best doctors and nurses for the 17th consecutive year.
  • Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was reaccredited as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2013, the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association. Fewer than two percent (2%) of the nations hospitals have been reaccredited thee consecutive times by ANCC, which recognizes hospitals that provide the highest level of nursing care.
  • Dallas Child magazine recognized Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas as the readers choice for the Best Place to Have a Baby again in 2012.

Baylor University Medical Center Specialty Centers

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 University Medical Center 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 10,000 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.

Campus Details

The campus of Baylor University Medical Center encompasses six connecting hospitals:

  • A. Webb Roberts Hospital
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital
  • Erik and Margaret Jonsson Medical and Surgical Hospital
  • George W. Truett Memorial Hospital
  • Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Memorial Hospital

Additional Baylor Health Care System facilities offering medical services on the Baylor Dallas campus:

  • Advanced Imaging Center
  • Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Baylor Institute of Immunology Research
  • Baylor Research Institute
  • Baylor Specialty Hospital
  • Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center
  • Kimberly H. Courtwright and Joseph W. Summers Institute of Metabolic Disease
  • Our Children’s House at Baylor

Specialty Centers

  • Baylor Center for Pain Management
  • Baylor Cancer Hospital
  • Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Baylor George Truett James Orthopaedic Institute
  • Baylor Geriatric and Senior Center
  • Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Baylor Heart Failure Program
  • Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center
  • Baylor Neuroscience Center
  • Baylor Radiosurgery Center
  • Baylor Ruth Collins Diabetes Center
  • Baylor Sammons Bone Tumor Center
  • Baylor Sammons Lung Cancer Center
  • Baylor Spine Center
  • Baylor SportsCare
  • Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center
  • Digestive Care Services
  • Ernie’s Appearance Center
  • Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Laboratory
  • Non-invasive Heart and Vascular Laboratory
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk Program
  • Infectious Disease Center
  • James M. and Dorothy D. Collins Women and Children’s Center
  • Kimberly H. Courtwright and Joseph W. Summers Institute of Metabolic Disease
  • Louise Gartner Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Martha Foster Lung Care Center
  • Reuben H. Adams Family Health Center
  • Simply Mom’s Mother and Baby Boutique
  • Sleep Center
  • TINY TOTS Clinic
  • Virginia R. Cvetko Cancer Patient Education Center
  • Visual Function Testing Center
  • Weight Loss Surgery Program
  • W.H. and Peggy Smith Baylor Sammons Breast Center
  • Comprehensive Wound Center

Leadership

John B. McWhorter, III, president, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas or Baylor Health Care System.
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