Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Performs 550th Transplant

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth announced that the surgeons on the medical staff of the Baylor All Saints' Transplantation team performed its 550th transplant on Monday, December 29, 2007. 

Currently, there are 97,925 candidates waiting for organ transplants in the United States. There have been 176 liver, 353 kidney and 21 pancreas transplants performed at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, since the program's inception in 2002. Baylor Fort Worth is the only hospital in Tarrant County to perform liver and pancreas transplants. 

"This milestone truly speaks to the professionalism and expert care the Baylor transplant team delivers to the Fort Worth community", said Marlon Levy, M.D., surgical director of the Baylor All Saints Medical Center Transplant Program on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints. 

Baylor Fort Worth's 27-bed transplant unit accommodates acutely ill patients who need to remain in the hospital for a significant amount of time while waiting for or recovering from transplant surgery. The unit is located on the 8th floor of the Martin Tower. An education center, private consultation rooms, a support group meeting room and family waiting areas are also located on this unit. In addition, the Baylor Fort Worth's Transplant Program offers evaluation services, living kidney donation coordination, long-term follow-up care, housing coordination and financial orientation for transplant patients. 

The not-for-profit Baylor All Saints Medical Centers serve more than 100,000 people annually through two hospitals, numerous primary care physician centers and practices, a rehabilitation and fitness center, and a variety of medical specialties. Programs of excellence in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology and women's services form the heart of the hospitals' services. All Saints joined Baylor Health Care System in January 2002. All Saints Health Foundation, a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization, raises and manages charitable funds to support Baylor All Saints Medical Centers. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System reported $390 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs. For a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR or use our on-line physician directory

*Represents preliminary information that will be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor All Saints Medical Center or Baylor Health Care System

Contact: Mary Johnson, (817) 922-7088 or Sunny Drenik, (817) 922-7100
Email: maryjohn@baylorhealth.edu or sunnydr@baylorhealth.edu 

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