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U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals for Common Care" ratings recognized Baylor Medical Center at Garland as a 'high performing' hospital for the treatment of heart failure for 2015/2016. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. U.S. News evaluated hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions and rated them high performers, average or below average. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers.
Baylor Garland has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2013 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. This achievement demonstrates the commitment of Baylor Garland employees in assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and the right time for our patients. The medical center is recognized for the following measure sets:
Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) means that Baylor Garland has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography.
Baylor Garland has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. The Blue Distinction Center® program recognizes facilities that deliver quality specialty care, based on nationally consistent, evidence-based selection criteria. Blue Distinction Center+ recognizes hospitals for their quality and efficiency in delivering specialty care. It signifies that the hospital's Cardiac Cath Lab met nationally established quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes and also met cost measures that address consumers’ needs for affordable health care.
The American Heart Association has recognized Baylor Garland with the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold Achievement Award. The award recognizes Baylor Garland for the quick, consistent and efficient use of guideline procedures that may improve the quality of care for heart failure patients, save lives and potentially reduce health care costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.
Baylor Garland has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes Baylor Garland’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.
The Baylor Medical Center at Garland Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program has been accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. The Baylor Garland Cardiac Rehab department was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings lists Baylor Medical Center at Garland at No. 10 among area hospitals. The report gives consumers information about “high performing” regional hospitals in the U.S. Baylor Garland is high performing in both orthopedics and urology.
Accreditation by the CoC indicates that a cancer program provides quality care and continuously strives to address each patient’s needs while improving outcomes. Commission on Cancer accreditation is indicative of programs that meet or exceed nationally recognized benchmarks for quality cancer treatment.
Baylor Garland has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
The first three hours after a stroke are critical for treatment and now area residents have access to quality stroke care close to home. The Joint Commission has certified Baylor Garland as a primary stroke center which means we demonstrate the ability to provide the complete continuum of care improving outcomes for people who suffer strokes. Procedures are set in place for the emergency department to quickly evaluate stroke victims for treatment options, which may include the use of drug therapy for dissolving clots. Drug therapy within the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms can significantly reduce the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability.
The skill, compassionate touch and dedication to furthering the profession of nursing are all qualities of the 27 Baylor nurses who are recognized among the 2012 Great 100 Nurses. The recognition is bestowed by the Texas Nurses Association and the Dallas Fort Worth Nurse Executives through its annual Great 100 Nurses program. The prestigious Great 100 Nurses list is an integral part of the North Texas nursing culture, providing recognition that boosts nursing satisfaction and engagement. The following Baylor Garland nurses were among those honored on the list: Prabh Batra, RN, BSN, BA, RNC; Cindy Heard, RNC-NIC; Ruth Robert, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C, CMRSN, PCCN; Janice Walker, RN, BSN, MBA-HCM, NEA-BC
Baylor Garland received the “Large Business of the Year” award at the Wylie Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. The award cites the “exemplary services and dedication the hospital provides to the community.” The award is given to an outstanding business for their service and commitment to the Wylie Chamber and the City of Wylie. “This award is a reflection of the exceptional work of our dedicated staff and talented physicians,” says Tom Trenary, president of Baylor Garland.
Baylor Garland recently earned the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The designation identifies Baylor Garland as having a work environment where nurses can flourish and are empowered to provide outstanding care to patients. It also substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Baylor Garland, and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) has recognized Baylor Medical Center at Garland as a Chest Pain Accredited hospital. Baylor Garland joins other hospitals committed to heart care in the state and nationally to receive this prestigious honor.
U.S. News & World Report has named Baylor Medical Center at Garland a Best Hospital in its first-ever Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro Area rankings. Baylor Garland was recognized for specialty expertise in gynecology. Only 19 hospitals in the metro area were ranked.
Baylor Garland joins five other Baylor Health Care System hospitals on the list. With nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, the new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties.
This list includes 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The metro-area ranking is unique because it targets consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital.
2011–2013 Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
2010-2014 The American Diabetes Association recognizes the diabetes self-management education program at Baylor Garland as being in accordance with the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.
The Blue Distinction® is a designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care in specialty areas.
2010 - 2013 Joint Commission-licensed facility.
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