the torch Fall 2016, Issue 3 - Page 11

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Baylor Dallas once again ranked No . 1 hospital in Dallas metro area

Baylor Scott & White Health leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U . S . News & World Report ’ s “ Best Hospitals ” 2016 – 2017 publication . Together , 15 Baylor Scott & White hospitals received national rankings or highperforming ratings , more than any other health system in Texas .
“ We are honored to be recognized and thankful for the dedication of our team ,” said Joel T . Allison , president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health . “ Having so many of our hospitals on this list is a testament to the commitment of our many talented , compassionate caregivers and their calling to deliver excellent patient care .”
Once again , U . S . News ranked Baylor University Medical Center the No . 1 hospital in the Dallas Metro Area and No . 3 in Texas . Baylor Dallas , which has been included on the prestigious list for 24 years was ranked nationally in 2016 – 17 in four specialty areas : Gastroenterology & GI Surgery ; Ear , Nose & Throat ; Diabetes & Endocrinology ; and Neurology & Neurosurgery .
This year , for the first time , The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano was eligible to be recognized as one of the Best Hospitals for 2016 – 17 by U . S . News & World Report , ranking No . 18 in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery .
The U . S . News B e s t Hospitals rankings , now in their 27th year , help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties , procedures and conditions . The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival , the number of times a given procedure is performed , infection rates , adequacy of nurse staffing and more .
For more information on how you can help Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas continue to be the best in the Dallas metro area , contact Susan McSherry at Susan . McSherry @ BSWHealth . org or 214.820.3417 .
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