Baylor Plano Announces Opening of Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch

On Tuesday, April 14, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will open the doors to the new 9,586-square-foot Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, located at 8080 S. State Highway 121, Suite 220 in McKinney to help accommodate the increasing healthcare needs from continued population growth . The Imaging Center will open with three full-time employees, growing to seven by the fourth quarter of 2009.

Full service, digital imaging and diagnostic services will include dual-head molecular breast imaging, mammography, ultrasound, bone density, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology. The new facility is one of only six in the world to offer dual-head molecular breast imaging, which offers benefits over digital mammography, including definitively visualizing tumors less than 2 cm. in size, from two camera angles.

"The quality imaging services provided by this new outpatient facility will help meet the increasing medical needs of this growing area," says Jerri Garison, president, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, "We look forward to offering exemplary health care through advanced imaging technology to the residents of McKinney and neighboring communities, in a convenient location."

The population of McKinney and the surrounding area is expected to grow 34.5 percent between 2006 and 2011.  According to the most recent Census data (released March 21, 2007). Collin County is the eighth-fastest growing county in the nation in numbers of people. In fact, Collin County is growing faster than Denton and Dallas counties.

About Baylor Plano

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 128-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms.  Services include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more.  Baylor Plano offers patients access to digital imaging  and is the first hospital in north Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecology and prostate procedures through the FDA approved da Vinci® S Surgical System.  The hospital has won several quality awards including the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence and is designated a Pathway to Excellence™ healthcare organization by American Nurses Credentialing Center.   

As part of Baylor Health Care System, Baylor Plano offers patients access to innovative treatments and clinical trials performed through Baylor Research Institute in such areas as oncology and cardiovascular services.  The Baylor Plano campus is the home of THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, the first dedicated heart hospital in Collin County. For fiscal year 2008, Baylor Health Care System reported $429.5 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.

*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 System¹s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, Baylor Research Institute or Baylor Health Care System.

CONTACT:
Susan Hall
214.820.1817
susanh@baylorhealth.edu 

Janeen Browning
469.814.2107
janeenbr@baylorhealth.edu

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com