the torch Winter 2017, Issue 4 | Page 9

After a decade of progess, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano looks forward to next 10 years via a needle stick instead of open area, including David Brown, M.D., standard of care for decades. The Ryan, M.D., began working together heart surgery, which has been the TAVR program at THHBP began in Michael Mack, M.D., and William to find a hospital partner whose 2012. Since then, THHBP has leaders believed in partnering with active and experienced hospitals for outcomes. become one of the nation’s most this sophisticated procedure. physicians to achieve quality patient “The most physician-friendly This recent milestone is just one of hospital system was Baylor,” said Dr. staff at The Heart Hospital Baylor since its leaders opened the doors in president of medical affairs for the lobby’s side tables for holiday it has grown to become the fifth- the hospital’s operating rooms hit ranked in the top 2 percent of quality hospital’s 1,000th TAVR procedure. things to come as the hospital unexpected given THHBP’s history The addition is scheduled for On an otherwise unremarkable day, November 15, 2017 — as the many that THHBP has accomplished Plano* (THHBP) began swapping out January 2007. In less than 10 years, decorations — physicians in one of largest cardiac surgery program and quite a remarkable milestone: the outcomes of all hospitals — a sign of This is a major feat, but not undergoes a $100 million expansion. and trajectory — and the vision of its founders. TAVR, or transcatheter completion in May 2018. aor tic valve replacement, is a Physician-Hospital Collaboration It allows certain patients with valve prominent cardiologists and relatively new procedure. disease to undergo valve replacement In the early 2000s, a team of cardiothoracic surgeons in the Dallas Brown, founding physician and THHBP. “The joint venture was a perfect model of alignment so that the hospital and physicians could deliver quality, innovative care to the citizens of North Texas,” said Dr. Mack, chair of the cardiovascular service line at Baylor Scott & White Health. After its launch in 2007, the rapid growth in patients treated reinforced the hospital’s proof of concept. By 2009, in conjunction with its rapidly expanding research program, the hospital doubled its bed capacity two years ahead of schedule. Expansion THHBP’s expansion will build upon the hospital’s patient care and training resources and will include: • 150,000-square-foot, 5-story patient tower • GME/training accommodations • Expansion from 7 to 11 operating suites • Larger cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center • 200-seat auditorium • Restaurant-style dining facilities • 28 ambulatory surgery beds • Renovated and expanded atrium-style main lobby • Expanded PACU • 10,633-square-foot research facility • Expanded pharmacy • Expanded cardiopulmonary rehab 9