Snapshot of Baylor University Medical Center
About Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor University Medical Center is a nationally recognized, faith-based, not-for-profit hospital that cares for more than 300,000 people each year. In 1903, the hospital opened with 25 beds; today it is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. Baylor University Medical Center has 914 licensed beds and serves as the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas.
Hospital Facts (Fiscal Year 2018)
- 37,222 admissions (including newborns)
- 4,656 babies born
- 102,640 emergency room (inpatient + outpatient) visits
- 227,901 outpatient visits (excluding emergency department)
- 79.3 percent occupancy rate
- 6.01 days, average length of patient’s stay
- 914 licensed beds
- 1,242 physicians
- 2,200 registered nurses, 84% with BSN
- 260 medical residents and fellows
- 4,982 employees
Honors Earned: Baylor University Medical Center
- In 2018, Baylor University Medical Center achieved its fourth consecutive accreditation in the Magnet Recognition Program® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the gold standard for nursing excellence and benchmark for measuring quality of care. Less than one percent of hospitals nationwide that have achieved Magnet status have maintained it for four consecutive years.
Learn more about the benefits of Magnet status to hospitals and their communities.
- In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals Guide," Baylor University Medical Center was ranked and recognized for the 25th consecutive year. Baylor University Medical Center was ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in two medical specialties: Ear-Nose-Throat and Gastroenterology/GI Surgery and high performing in Cancer, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.
- In the 2017/2018 survey by the National Research Corporation of consumers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, residents voted Baylor University Medical Center the most preferred hospital; voted the hospital with the best image and reputation; and ranked the facility as having the best doctors and nurses for the 22nd consecutive year.
- Baylor University Medical Center was reaccredited in 2013 for the third time as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association. Fewer than seven percent of the nation’s hospitals have been reaccredited three consecutive times by ANCC, which recognizes hospitals that provide the highest level of nursing care.
Dallas Child magazine recognized Baylor University Medical Center as the reader’s choice for the "Best Place to Have a Baby” again in 2017.
Centers of Excellence
Baylor University Medical Center is home to more than 20 specialty centers that are designed to treat a range of medical conditions. Following are highlights:
Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
All forms of cancer are treated at the Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, with particular emphasis on cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, colon and gynecologic cancers, as well as hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma). Through research underway at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Texas Oncology and U.S. Oncology, the cancer center offers patients access to more than 150 national clinical trials and innovative cancer treatments.
Heart and Vascular Services
Heart and vascular services are offered to patients at both Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. Baylor University Medical Center’ Heart and Vascular Institute, in partnership with Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, coordinates more than 50 research studies involving cardiac surgery, cardiology, cardiac and vascular intervention, electrophysiology, vascular surgery and cardiovascular disease prevention. Baylor University Medical Center was also the nation’s first hospital to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program.
Baylor Scott & White Neuroscience Center
Baylor Scott & White Neuroscience Center offers services to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders, injury and disease, including tumors of the central nervous system; stroke; spine care; seizure disorders; movement disorders and cognitive disorders. This nationally recognized center of excellence is also home to the region’s first nationally certified stroke program.
Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
The transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center is a national leader in solid organ transplantation and, in partnership with the program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, is one of only three programs worldwide to have performed more than 4,000 adult liver transplants. Since the program’s inception in 1984, transplant surgeons on the medical staff have performed more than 11,000 transplants, including liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung, small bowel, and blood and marrow transplants. Through Baylor Scott & White’s transplant research program, physicians participate in more than 120 transplantation research protocols. In fact, many of the medications used as standard therapy today are a result of research conducted at Baylor University Medical Center.
Digestive Disease Services
Baylor University Medical Center’ digestive care program offers advanced and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for digestive and liver disorders by providing a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The center’s 18,000 square-foot gastrointestinal (GI) physiology laboratory provides physicians with the ability to perform esophageal motility studies, pH monitoring, manometry testing and double balloon endoscopy, in addition to typical endoscopic procedures in a centrally located area. The GI analytical lab also offers digestive disease clinical research opportunities for physicians and patients.
James M. and Dorothy D. Collins Women and Children's Center
The Women and Children’s Center at Baylor University Medical Center provides obstetric and gynecological services, including advanced technology for prenatal diagnosis and care; labor and delivery; high-risk infant care; genetic counseling; and family education. On average, 4,400 babies are delivered annually at Baylor University Medical Center. Specially trained staff is also available in the center’s Level III 83-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for small and fragile newborn babies.
Baylor Scott & White George Truett James Orthopaedic Institute
The orthopedic care team at Baylor University Medical Center combines clinical care, research and patient education to diagnose, treat and provide follow-up care for orthopedic conditions. In addition to performing traditional evaluation, treatment and surgical services, orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center also take part in several specialty programs: The Shoulder Center; Hip Preservation Center; Total Joint Replacement Program; Joint Wellness Program; Orthopedic Trauma and Limb Salvage Program; and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program.
Baylor University Medical Center is a comprehensive Level I trauma center, one of only three adult trauma centers in Dallas, covering 21 counties (18,000 square miles) and five million residents. The trauma services division has dedicated trauma and stroke teams, providing 24-hour coverage of emergency services. The Riggs Emergency Department, with more than 75,000 square feet and 85 patient treatment rooms, has dedicated areas specifically for trauma care, physician referral and minor emergency care.
The 115-acre campus of Baylor University Medical Center encompasses three inpatient hospitals:
Baylor University Medical Center (914 beds)
- A. Webb Roberts Hospital
- Baylor Scott & White T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital
- Erik and Margaret Jonsson Medical and Surgical Hospital
- George W. Truett Memorial Hospital
- Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Memorial Hospital
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas (61 beds)
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital (92 beds)
Additional Baylor Scott & White Health facilities offering medical services on the Baylor University Medical Center campus:
- Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
- Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas
- Baylor Scott & White Institute of Immunology Research
- Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
- Baylor Scott & White SurgiCare
- Baylor Scott & White Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center
- Physicians Day Surgery Center
Scott Peek, FACHE, Interim President
Beth P. Beckman, RN, DNSc, FNP, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer