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​​​​​​​​Bridges to Excellence® (BTE) is a family of programs designed to reward recognized physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who improve healthcare quality and value by implementing comprehensive solutions in the management of patients, and delivery of safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care. BTE programs measure health outcomes, reduce preventable care defects, promote a team-based approach to caring for patients, realign provider payment incentives around quality and reward excellence for significant leaps in the quality of care.

Seeking care from a BTE-recognized provider means you are receiving the highest quality care and reducing your financial and patient burden of unnecessary hospitalizations and complications due to your disease.

For more information, visit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Cardiac Care

Approximately two in three adults in Texas are overweight or obese. The prevalence of high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol among adults in Texas has increased by 20.2 percent and 32.4 percent, respectively.

What sets these providers apart?

Eligible clinicians voluntarily apply for BTE recognition by submitting information on how they comprehensively treat and manage their patients with cardiac conditions and work in concert with other medical specialists in regard to:

  • Blood pressure control
  • LDL control
  • Complete lipid profile
  • Use of aspirin or another antithrombotics

BTE-recognized Baylor Scott & White cardiac providers

  • ​​Caro, Jaime
  • Caldera, Angel
  • Dhanani, Mariam
  • Divakaran, Vijay
  • Gonzalez, Rafael
  • Stancoven, Amy
  • Vazquez, Jacobo
  • Additional Resources

    Find more information on cardiac services provided by Baylor Scott & White Health.

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