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Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital
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

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, formerly known as Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, opened in 2002 as the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. The heirs to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton have been and will continue to be involved, as we appreciate their generosity as a key part of the heart hospital's 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. The hospital is a patient-centered facility with six cardiac catheterization laboratories, four electrophysiology laboratories, four surgical suites and a cardiac rehabilitation center. Other services include radiology, Heart Rhythm Center, Center for Valve Disorders, Aortic Center and a non-invasive imaging department.

Thanks to the historic collaboration between the formerly named Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, in late 2014, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth provides expanded cardiac services and greater access for heart patients to research studies and clinical trials. A 26,000-square-foot diagnostic and treatment center anchors the sixth floor, featuring cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and non-invasive cardiology services.

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.

Image showing the medical campus of Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor 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.

Headshot of Nancy Vish, the President of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

I welcome your comments and questions. Please feel free to contact me at 214.820.0660 or Nancy.Vish@BSWHealth.org.

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

Community service

The teams at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas and Fort Worth 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.

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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.
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