Baylor Regional Medical Center At Plano Employees Receive Safety Education

Employees at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano recently received safety and preparedness information and education from the Baylor Health Care System Emergency Management Department in coordination with FEMA as part of the National Preparedness Coalition.

The Environmental Safety and Emergency Management Department provided information to employees about disaster preparedness. The goal was to increase Baylor Plano employee's knowledge and awareness for potential hazards in their community, planning efforts completed at work, and how to prepare at home for disasters.

During this event the Environmental Safety department passed out brochures and answered questions that Baylor employees may have had concerning disaster preparedness. They also worked with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (COG) to provide information from their "KnoWhat2Do" campaign.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-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 at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility 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 medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano and at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano. The hospital is the first 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 Award for Performance Excellence and is designated a Pathway to Excellence™ hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor recorded $3.9 billion in total assets and $452.4 million community benefit.For more information, visit www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano

For a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4-BAYLOR or log onto www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano.

*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 or Baylor Health Care System.

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