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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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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 952 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health--North Texas.

Hospital Facts (Fiscal Year 2016)

  • 36,007 admissions (including newborns)
  • 4,513 babies born
  • 106,979 emergency room (IP+OP) visits
  • 146,077 outpatient visits (excluding emergency department)
  • 79.7 percent occupancy rate
  • 5.69 days, average length of patient’s stay
  • 952 licensed beds
  • 1,376 physicians
  • 220 medical residents and fellows
  • 5,076 employees

Honors Earned: Baylor University Medical Center

  • In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s“Best Hospitals Guide”, Baylor University Medical Center was ranked and recognized for the 24th consecutive year. Baylor Dallas was ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in four medical specialties: Diabetes/Endocrinology, Ear-Nose-Throat, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery,Neurology/Neurosurgery and high performing in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
  • The 2016/2017 survey by the National Research Corporation of consumers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, residents voted Baylor University Medical Center 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 21st consecutive year.
  • Baylor Dallas was reaccredited for the third time as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association. Fewer than two percent of the nation’s hospitals have been reaccredited three consecutive times by ANCC, which recognizes hospitals that provide the highest level of nursing care.
  • Dallas Child magazine recognized Baylor Dallas as the reader’s choice for the "Best Place to Have a Baby” again in 2016.

Centers of Excellence

Baylor Dallas 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 Scott & White Research Institute, Texas Oncology, and U.S. Oncology, 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 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 Scott & White 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.

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 Scott & White All Saints Medical Center -- Fort Worth, is one of only three programs worldwide to have performed more than 4,000 adult liver transplants. Since the program’s inception in 1984, transplant surgeons on the medical staff have performed more than 11,000 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, 4,500 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 orthopedic conditions. In addition to performing traditional evaluation, treatment, and surgical services, orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center also take part in several specialty programs: The Shoulder Center; Hip Preservation Center; Total Joint Replacement Program; Joint Wellness Program; Orthopedic Trauma and Limb Salvage program; and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program.

Trauma Services

Baylor Dallas is a comprehensive Level I trauma center; one of only three 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 115-acre campus of Baylor University Medical Center encompasses three inpatient hospitals:

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (952 beds)

  • A. Webb Roberts 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

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (61 beds)

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (92 beds)

Additional Baylor Scott & White Health facilities offering medical services on the Baylor Dallas campus:

  • Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
  • Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas
  • Baylor Institute of Immunology Research
  • Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
  • Baylor SurgiCare
  • Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center
  • Physicians DaySurgery Center


T. Douglas Lawson, PhD, FACHE, president