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Baylor Plano Ranks 4th 

Baylor Plano Also Top Ranked Collin County Hospital

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is ranked No. 4 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area according to the U.S. News & World Report annual Best Hospitals metro rankings. Baylor Plano is also the top ranked hospital in Collin County.

"We are so pleased that the quality care we provide to our patients each day has been recognized through this ranking,” says Jerri Garison, president, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, East Region Director. "It is evidence of our dedication to provide advanced, quality care to the people we serve."

Hospitals ranked in metro areas are “high-performing” hospitals – those that aren’t nationally ranked but perform nearly as well as their nationally ranked brethren in at least one specialty. Baylor Plano is high-performing in seven specialties, which include: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonary.   

Hospitals which performed well in two or more specialties received a state ranking, a new category this year within annual Best Hospital rankings. Baylor Plano received a ranking of No. 12 in the state of Texas.

In its Metro Area Rankings, U.S. News & World Report gives consumers information about high-performing hospitals in their backyard. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked five Baylor Health Care System hospitals: Baylor Regional Medical Center at PlanoBaylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort WorthBaylor Medical Center at IrvingBaylor Medical Center at Garland, and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Once again this year, Baylor Health Care System has more “Best Hospitals” on the metro list than any other health care system in Dallas/Fort Worth.

“The number of Baylor hospitals on the list shows the strength and breadth of the Baylor Health Care System,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System. “It is proof of our commitment to provide advanced, quality care to all the communities and patients we serve.”

This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.  “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.  The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.