Baylor Scott & White Health Recent Awards & Accolades

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, is regularly recognized among America's top health care providers. Here are a just a few highlights of the recognitions the system received from April 1 through June 30, 2015.

Three Facilities Honored with 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Award
Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock earned the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Baylor Medical Center at Garland and Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine both earned the Silver Plus Receiving Center award. These honors recognize a hospital's commitment to and success in providing prompt, evidence-based treatment for patients suffering from the most deadly type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Media Contact: SusanH@baylorhealth.edu

Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Receives Renewal of Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI
Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock received renewal of its full accreditation with PCI, or percutaneous coronary intervention, from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The Accredited Chest Pain Center's protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps determine that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

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Two North Texas Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Newborn Screening Specimen Submission  
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton received "Spotlight Recognition" from the Texas Department of State Health Services for outstanding newborn screening performance for the month of June 2015. Only 10 hospitals in the state met the threshold for top transit times in June, with 100 percent of their newborn screening specimens received in the laboratory within 72 hours of collection.

Media Contact: Jennifer.McDowell@baylorhealth.edu

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Voted "Favorite Cardiology Group/Facility"
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, joint ownership with physicians, was recently voted the "Favorite Cardiology Group/Facility" in ADDISON – The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridors' 6th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Readers voted online at addisonmagazine.com for their favorites across 84 categories, including dining, attractions, shopping, medical, lifestyle and business.  The voting process and the results were tallied and confirmed by McElroy & Company (accounting firm) with more than 12,000 votes received this year.

Media Contact: SusanH@baylorhealth.edu

Heart Hospitals Are Two of the '150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare'
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (THHBP) were both named to the Becker's Hospital Review "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare". BHVH was recognized in part for its "Stupid List," which asks employees to tell leadership what is ineffective around the organization. The Stupid List has led to improvements in both employee and patient satisfaction. As for THHBP, Becker's noted its 92.4 percent employee retention rate, and its commitment to supporting employees' education goals really wowed them. Full-time employees who return to school can apply for 100 percent tuition reimbursement.

Media Contact: SusanH@baylorhealth.edu

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton Orthopedic Nurses Take 1st Place at Annual Congress
​Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton recently won a 1st place prize in the leadership category for a poster presentation of its Total Joint Program Length of Stay Reduction project at the 35th NAON (National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses) Annual Congress. This yearly event is attended by 1,000-plus orthopedic nurses from around the world to learn evidence-based clinical practice, in addition to research, education and leadership strategies. Attendees participate in a variety of sessions, discussion forums, networking activities and special interest topics. The Congress recognizes a wide array of successful projects from all over the country based on poster presentations.

Media Contact: Jennifer.McDowell@baylorhealth.edu

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Earns Echocardiography Accreditation
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that Baylor Grapevine has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards, through a comprehensive application process, including detailed case study review.

Media Contact: SusanH@baylorhealth.edu

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving Earns Wound Care Accreditation
Baylor Scott & White – Irving's Comprehensive Wound Center has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The UHMS accreditation program was implemented in 2002 to raise the standards by which qualified hyperbaric facilities operate. Out of over 1,200 hyperbaric facilities in the United States, only 214 have been accredited by the UHMS. In order to receive accreditation, a hyperbaric facility must meet the highest standards in patient care and safety.

Media Contact: SusanH@baylorhealth.edu

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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