After a decade of
progess, The Heart
Hospital Baylor Plano
looks forward to next
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.
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
• Expanded PACU
• 10,633-square-foot research facility
• Expanded pharmacy
• Expanded cardiopulmonary rehab