Our mission

Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the well-being of all individuals, families and communities.

Our history

Providing inpatient and outpatient services focused on preventive heart health and comprehensive cardiovascular disease management, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital cares for patients who travel nationally and internationally for heart care and treatment.

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital, joint ownership with physicians, is part of Baylor Scott & White Health, a result of the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Health.

Letter from the president

Welcome to our website! The website serves as an extension of our hospital. We designed BSWHealth.com/HeartDFW to help you find information about our services, staff and the physicians on our medical staff. We hope that you find these pages informative and helpful.

At Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital, we are passionate about the health and well-being of our patients. We have built a patient-centered culture focused on clinical quality and personalized care. We are here to serve you, and our desire is to exceed your expectations. Learn more about our award-winning quality in our most recent outcomes book.

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital opened in 2002 as the North Texas region's first hospital dedicated solely to heart and vascular care. Since then, we have earned national recognition as a leader in the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease, as well as diagnostic and research excellence.

Our multidisciplinary team takes enormous pride in the care we deliver to our patients. Each of these highly skilled individuals is dedicated to providing quality, safe and compassionate care. As a result of their efforts, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital regularly exceeds national averages for quality measures.

If you or a loved one needs cardiovascular care, I invite you to experience the Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital difference. On behalf of the Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital team, we wish you wellness.

Nancy Vish, PHD, RN, NEA-BC, President and CNO

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Community service

The teams at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas and Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Services - Waxahachie are committed to the mission of giving back to the community by providing health screenings and preventive health education. Community outreach also means informing and educating the broader community and identifying neighborhoods in need. It also leads to collaboration with civic organizations, city government departments and churches that strive to help improve community health.

Every three years, Baylor Scott & White Health completes a Community Health Needs Assessment in every region where a Baylor Scott & White facility is located. As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex health communities, the assessment reports for Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital guide many of the outreach initiatives for hospital leaders in their respective markets.

View community health needs assessments

Community volunteerism


The team at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital remains committed to providing all employees with opportunities to be actively involved in the community.

Community advisory council

The Community Advisory Council provides suggestions about how to become involved in community organizations.

Community wellness and screening events

We work with area churches and YMCAs, wellness fairs and health screenings that are staffed by clinical teams in order to provide heart-healthy information, as well as provide blood pressure screenings with education on hypertension. The Watson Health Heart Disease Estimates identified hypertension as the most prevalent heart disease diagnosis in much of the greater service area. With requests from heart-healthy information to screenings, the team at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas and Fort Worth accept opportunities to provide much-needed hypertension education and blood pressure screenings, especially in underserved areas.

NorthPark Center

A shopping center located in the midst of the Dallas market is home to an enthusiastic group of mall walkers, many of whom are seniors. While not formally organized, the individuals are striving to improve their health and well-being through walking the mall prior to stores opening. Prior to April 2020, once a week for two hours on Thursday morning, a small group of clinical team members travels to NorthPark Center to provide blood pressure screenings, heart health education and to socialize with this group.

STARRS committee

The STARRS committee (Services, Training, Accountability, Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction) of employees meets regularly to discuss community involvement and requests from various organizations that need assistance. The committee is also dedicated to reaching out to economically challenged neighborhoods with heart-healthy information.

Tap into better heart health with the Baylor Heart Center app

Our refreshed Baylor Heart Center app gives you even more ways to care for your heart on your iPhone, iPad and smartwatch.