Waxahachie Community Newsletter Fall 2016 1 - Page 2

2 3 IN THE NEWS HOSPITAL FACTS Medical Center attains national recognition for cancer program 6,448 ADMISSIONS (including newborns) and includes 5,723 adult admissions and 725 babies admitted to the Special Care Nursery 56,945 EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS 32,804 OUTPATIENT VISITS (excluding Emergency Department visits) 104 LICENSED HOSPITAL BEDS >1,000 CARE TEAM MEMBERS OVERALL PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES – AMBULATORY SURGERY #1 in the Baylor Scott & White Health System #15 in the nation INPATIENT SATISFACTION #1 in the Baylor Scott & White Health System 1,544 NEW PATIENTS admitted monthly in fiscal year 2016 CLEANEST HOSPITAL #1 in the Baylor Scott & White Health System TEAM MEMBER ENGAGEMENT #1 in the Baylor Scott & White Health System ALL-TIME LOW 30 Day Re-admission Rate Projects expected to be underway by the end of this fiscal year: q Three new ORs (one trauma room with advanced technology) q Sixth floor build out, which will include 25 additional beds, a dedicated outpatient infusion center and an inpatient dialysis unit q The addition of the second professional office building on campus (60,000 sq. feet) B a ylor S cot t & Whi te Medi cal C e n t e r – Wa xa h a c h ie | News | Fall 2016 The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American quality multidisciplinary cancer care close to home,” College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year stated Medical Director Binu Nair, MD, Medical accreditation to the Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Oncology/Hematology and physician on the medical Sammons Cancer Center for its high-quality cancer staff at Baylor Scott & White. care. “This accreditation means a lot to the hospital. “The Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor It’s a testament to the strength of our cancer program Scott & White – Waxahachie offers technologically and illustrates the scope and caliber of advanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services we provide to patients close to services for removing tumors and treating home. It is a privilege to work with such cancer symptoms in a warm, soothing an excellent care team providing cancer atmosphere. This includes outpatient services to Ellis County and beyond,” said treatment Lynn Whitehair, services for BS, MBA, early-stage Director at lung cancer Baylor Scott & “Receiving national accreditation for our Cancer Program equivalent to White Charles is very exciting. Cancer patients benefit from a full surgery, and A. Sammons continuum of care available right here in our community.” outpatient Cancer Center treatment Valerie Gorman, MD, surgeon on the medical staff and Chairman of the Cancer – Waxahachie. for earlyCommittee at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie The stage breast Commission on cancer which Cancer is the preserves only multidisciplinary accreditation the breast,” said Rufus Mark, MD, program for cancer programs in the Radiation Oncology Medical United States. It supports quality Director and physician on the care through comprehensive medical staff. “Now, cancer standards for treatment and patients can receive the same patient-centered care, specialized treatments here in Waxahachie reporting tools to benchmark that in the past required traveling performance and improved to Dallas or Houston,” he added. outcomes, and educational Accreditation must be evaluated interventions and targeted training every three years through a survey opportunities. Accreditation promotes process. There are currently more than compliance with standards of care and 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the participation in clinical research. U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing 30 percent of all “I am proud to be part of this team. Accreditation with hospitals. These designated facilities diagnose and/ commendations from the Commission on Cancer or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed assures patients that they are receiving the highest cancer patients. visit u s a t BS WHe a lth .co m/Wa xa h a ch ie