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Baylor Medical Center at Irving is the premier medical facility providing care to Irving, Las Colinas, and the surrounding communities. The not-for-profit, full-service, fully-accredited hospital offers advanced health care services in cardiovascular care, diagnostic imaging, digestive disorders, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oncology treatment, orthopaedic surgery, and emergency medicine. The 296-bed hospital is centrally located in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on State Highway 183.
Baylor Irving offers comprehensive cardiac care, including diagnostic, interventional, surgical and rehabilitation services. The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) has awarded Baylor Medical Center at Irving with full Cycle II accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), awarded to medical centers that undergo an in-depth on-site inspection. Baylor Irving features Sterotaxis technology, where surgeons use magnets to lead catheters and wires to precise locations in the heart. Combined with a 3-D mapping system, surgeons can record where they've been and return to any position they've visited. Patients who need angioplasty or stenting benefit from this advanced technology.
Baylor Irving knows that people don't like to wait in the emergency department, so decreasing wait time is a main focus. Since space can be in high demand, the ED has earmarked four rooms close to the triage area where a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant can evaluate each patient upon arrival. By adding staff and streamlining processes, people who visited the ED in February 2010 saw a doctor on average of just more than 17 minutes after they stepped through the door.
Quality treatment for cancer doesn't have to be invasive. Radiation therapy at Baylor Irving may be the most effective, least disruptive way to treat some types of cancer, or it may be used in addition to other treatments. The specialists at Baylor Irving have the experience and tools to determine which form of radiation therapy is right for each individual patient, and whether or not the therapy should be used in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy. Baylor Irving utilizes both intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and high-dose rate brachytherapy. Baylor Irving also utilizes an oncology nurse navigator, who serves as a patient educator and advocate, care coordinator and system navigator for those diagnosed with cancer.
Quality orthopaedic services are available close to home for patients in Irving and the surrounding communities. These services include prevention, surgery and physical therapy. The most frequently performed surgical procedures at the medical center include arthroscopic knee surgery and hip and knee joint replacements. Baylor Irving's Joint Unit provides specialized care for orthopaedic patients. Each patient attends an educational class, where they receive a "playbook" specific to either the hip or knee surgery, receive pre-education about their procedures together, tour the unit as a group, arrive on the same day for their surgery.
Baylor Irving provides a full range of diagnostic imaging services. Evenings and weekend appointments are available for the patient's convenience. Our fully-equipped radiology department is well prepared to serve the needs of patients and physicians in our area. Baylor Irving offers a High Field 1.5T MRI, General CT, 64-slice CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET/ CT (Positron Emission Tomography) scan, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Women's Imaging, Digital Mammography, Bone Densitometry and Urodynamics.
Baylor Medical Center at Irving received the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, recognizing medical centers that achieve exceptionally high levels of clinical performance. Baylor Irving achieved sustained scores in the top quartile for all four core measure categories including treating heart attacks, surgical care improvement project, treating heart failure and prevention of pneumonia. Baylor Irving received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence, the top quality improvement award from TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas' Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Out of 227 participating Texas hospitals, only 27 met the criteria and were presented with the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award.
Collaborating with the community through proactive health care initiatives helps Baylor Irving achieve the Baylor Health Care System's mission. Baylor Irving provides health fairs, presentations, screenings, outreach programs and supplies to area school districts, chambers of commerce, health associations, churches, employers and civic organizations. Baylor Irving also serves area children through collaborations with five school districts. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor Medical Center at Irving will report $44,822,450 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs.
Cindy Schamp, president, Baylor Medical Center at Irving
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