U.S. News & World Report Recognizes 15 Baylor Scott & White Health Hospitals

8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Baylor Scott & White Health leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" 2016-2017 publication, released today. Together, 15 Baylor Scott & White hospitals received national rankings or high-performing ratings, more than any other health system in Texas.

"We are honored to be recognized and thankful for the dedication of our team," said Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health. "Having so many of our hospitals on this list is a testament to the commitment of our many talented, compassionate caregivers and their calling to deliver excellent patient care."  

This year, for the first time, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano was eligible to be recognized as one of the Best Hospitals for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking #18 in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano joins Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, which has been included on the prestigious list for 24 years.

Once again, U.S. News ranked Baylor University Medical Center the #1 hospital in the Dallas Metro Area and #3 in Texas. The hospital is nationally ranked as a top hospital in four specialty areas and recognized as high performing in the seven other adult specialties.

  • #16 – Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #26 – Ear, Nose & Throat
  • #31 – Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • #38 – Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • High performing: Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology,  Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology

Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple was also recognized as one of the state's top hospitals, ranked #10 in Texas and named high performing in five specialties—cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology and pulmonology.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine was ranked #7 in the Dallas Metro Area and #19 in Texas. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation was also recognized as high performing in the specialty of rehabilitation.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

High Performing in Common Care across the State of Texas

In addition to 16 adult specialty rankings, U.S. News has published hospital ratings for common adult procedures and conditions (previously referred to as "common care ratings"). The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions recognizing them as high performing, average, or below average.

This year, twelve Baylor Scott & White Health hospitals were recognized as high performing for at least one common care procedure or condition.  

Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings

Hospital

High Performing in:

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth

  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving

  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Scott & White Memorial Hospital

  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland

  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock

  • Heart Failure

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Lung cancer surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – White Rock

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure

Baylor Medical Center at Uptown

  • Hip Replacement

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery

 

About Baylor Scott & White Health
Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion* and serving a population larger than the state of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 46 hospitals, more than 900 access points, 9,000 active physicians, and 44,000 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information visit:

BaylorScottandWhite.com

* based on unaudited 2015 fiscal year statements

Updated Aug. 1 2016