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History 

A Rich History with a Promising Future

2014 marks 50 years of caring for Irving, Coppell, Grand Prairie and the surrounding communities. Baylor Medical Center at Irving has a rich history which began with its founding as Irving Community Hospital in 1964.

Baylor Irving continues to abide by its mission to provide exemplary health care, education, research and community service for the citizens it serves.

“The job of ‘building’ a dream into reality was completed by the Irving Hospital Board on a brilliantly sunny, Sunday afternoon. The $3 million hospital was formally dedicated before a crowd of 1,200.” 

Baylor Irving Timeline


Irving Hospital Authority

1959

Led by President Clint Howard, the Irving Hospital Authority is established by the City of Irving and develops a plan to construct and finance a local hospital in Irving.

 


Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carpenter and Clint Howard 

1960

Business leaders, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carpenter and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams donate 10 acres of land in Irving to build the hospital.


1962

Irving Community Hospital breaks ground on Oct. 15 in front of an audience of 700 community residents.


1962 Groundbreaking

1962 Groundbreaking Audience
Volunteer Auxiliary in 1962

1964

Irving Community Hospital welcomed their first patient on November 8.

1971

The hospital expands from a 100-bed hospital to 200 beds, including new mom and baby unit, nursery and surgical unit.


1971 Groundbreaking

1971 Construction

1978

Irving Community Hospital Foundation, now known as Irving Healthcare Foundation (IHF), is established by community leaders with the primary recipient being Irving Community Hospital.

1984

The hospital expands and enhances hospital services including, surgery, pathology, physical medicine, radiology, laboratory, critical care units, outpatient center and a medical/surgical unit.

1986

Irving Heart Institute and Irving Women’s Imaging Center opens on the hospital campus.


Operating Room - Irving Heart Institute

Irving Community Hospital in 1986

1988

Irving Community Hospital becomes Irving Healthcare System.

The Irving Hospital becomes “Dallas Memorial Hospital” for a day as CBS Television show “DALLAS” films on the hospital campus.


Irving Healthcare System Monument Sign

1991

Expansion began for the Irving Cancer Center, Medical Office Building I and Outpatient Surgery Center.

1995

Irving Heathcare System joins Baylor Health Care System to become Baylor Medical Center at Irving.

1999

Surgical hospital Baylor Health Center at Irving-Coppell, located in North Irving, joins the Baylor Irving family.

2004

IHF raises a record $4.3 million for the renovation of the Women’s Pavillion of Health, addition of a Coronary Care Unit and an expanded heart monitoring unit. 

2013

Baylor Medical Center at Irving earns the coveted Magnet® Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Baylor Irving nursing staff ranks in the top 7 percent in the country.

Now

Baylor Irving has grown to a 296-bed, full-service, fully accredited and nationally recognized hospital serving the communities of Irving, Coppell and Grand Prairie. Advanced services include:

  • Heart and Vascular Services
  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Digestive Health
  • Orthopedics
  • Neuroscience Services
  • Radiology and Imaging Services

Baylor Medical Center at Irving

Promising Future

2015

Baylor Irving to complete $25 million expansion and renovation of the emergency department and surrounding hospital departments.