Baylor Dallas Jumps in Four National Rankings in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" Guide

For the 19th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its "America's Best Hospitals" issue. The hospital is one of the medical centers nationwide that are recognized in the guide which will be on newsstands August 30. Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in four medical specialties: gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.


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Baylor Dallas is also recognized as a "high-performing hospital" in the following seven specialties: cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; gynecology; neurology & neurosurgery; and orthopedics.


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"High-Performing" means that Baylor Dallas scored in the top 25% of hospitals nationwide in these medical specialties.

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"We are proud of the physicians and employees on our staff, and this is further evidence that they provide our patients with some of the nation's highest quality health care," says John McWhorter, president, Baylor Dallas.

Six Baylor Hospitals Rank on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Metro List

Once again this year, Baylor Health Care System has more "Best Hospitals" on the metro list than any other health care system in Dallas/Fort Worth. Baylor Dallas, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, and Baylor Medical Center at Garland are all included on the list of best area hospitals.

"The number of Baylor hospitals on this list shows the strength and the breadth of the Baylor Health Care System," says Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System. "It is proof of our commitment to provide advanced, quality care to all the communities and patients we serve."

For more information on the rankings, including an explanation of the methodology used, visit:

*This number was reached by calculating placement from data on U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Best Hospitals Rankings:

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