Awards & Accolades

Our founding principles of compassion, honesty, transparency, and above all else, patient-centered care, guide us as an institution. Being recognized by local, regional, and national organizations for these attributes brings a credibility and prestige to our hospital that you can count on. We have been honored for our clinical expertise, for example with the 2015 Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence in both percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and cardiac catheterization (CC). Or, the full Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). We also have a growing number of certifications and accreditations. Here, you can rest easy knowing you will receive award-winning care.

Our patient-centered focus and quality care is sustained through the compassion and dedication displayed by our tireless team of nurses and other staff members, and the physicians on our medical staff. We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC also provides a vehicle for disseminating and teaching successful nursing strategies and practices. This is the organization's highest honor, given to institutions that are committed to excellence in nursing. We are especially honored to receive this distinction, as only 5 percent of the hospitals in the United States receive this award.

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital received notice that Becker's Healthcare included the hospital in the list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication that offers up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating the hospitals and health systems. A version of this list has been published every year since 2011, and the nominations are carefully reviewed by an editorial panel. The organizations chosen were rated on their benefits offerings, wellness programs, commitment to diversity and inclusion of professional development. Environments that promoted employee satisfaction and work-life balance were well-rated. Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital's team is honored to be included in this prestigious list for 2016.


Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing Services"

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has been recognized for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care with ANCC Magnet Recognition®, an international distinction for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This award acknowledges the patient-centered focus and quality care delivered by our nurses, physicians on our medical staff and other staff members – recognition given to only 5 percent of the hospitals in the United States. Nurses throughout Magnet® recognized organizations are involved in Shared Governance through several formalized councils and committees.

"Magnet to me means excelling above the norm in all aspects of nursing. With only 5 percent of hospital in the U.S. having achieved Magnet Recognition®, getting there is something quite special. Magnet proves that our nurses are at the center of change and outcomes. They are driving our quality scores, patient satisfaction, research, and innovation. We empower our nurses to make this the best hospital it can be".

Lindsey Briley, BSN, RN-BC, Magnet® Coordinator and Nursing Supervisor

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Community Value Five-Star Hospital BHVH recognized as “Community Value Five-Star Hospital” by Cleverly + Associates

This recognition stems from our Community Value Index®, CVI, score pertaining to the value of care that we provide to the surrounding community as well as community involvement.

According to the CVI, a hospital is considered valuable to the community when it is financially viable, maintains a low cost structure with reasonable charges, appropriately reinvests back into the facility, and provides high quality care to its patients.


Congratulations! Congratulations! Rating

The "STS Star Ratings" were released by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Rating period was Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014 – June 2015). Congratulations to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Baylor Dallas and the cardiovascular services achieved a 3-Star quality rating, the highest rating given, for Isolated Coronary Bypass surgeries. This is the fourth time since 2012 that the rating was received from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 3-Star quality ratings for Isolated Coronary Bypass surgery is received by less than 9 percent of nation's heart programs. Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital congratulates all of the heart surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.


Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work in Health Care Modern Healthcare's Best places to work
in 2015

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has been named to the Modern Healthcare list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for many years in a row. The list recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level.


ACE accredited for PCI and CC ACE accredited for PCI and CC

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has been fully accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac catheterization by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization's structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.


Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital received full Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish standards and adopt best practices designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC's CPC Accreditation process ensures that hospitals meet or exceed a wide set of stringent criteria and undergo a comprehensive onsite review by a team of accreditation review specialists. By receiving this accreditation of Chest Pain Center with PCI, Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is honored by the SCPC to have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The SCPC emphasizes the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms and recognizes that Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular serves as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.


Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

BHVH has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.


Beckers Top 150 Places to Work in Health Care Becker's Top 150 Places to Work
in Health Care

Becker's Healthcare has awarded Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular as one of the top 150 places to work in healthcare. To develop the list, the Becker's Healthcare team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence. The resulting list is a compilation of healthcare organizations that go above and beyond for their employees and are great places to work. Click here to see the list.


Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE)

Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has also been named a recipient of the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE), the state's highest honor for quality and organizational performance. The award represents the highest level of quality and BHVH is a role model organization demonstrating exceptional performance in all areas of organization management leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, operations focus and results.


Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards Program Silver Award Texas Hospital Quality Improvement
Awards Program Silver Award

The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards Program has awarded Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital the Silver Award. Through your efforts and the contributions of the other team members whose work made receiving this award possible, BHVH has been recognized for demonstrating excellence in health care quality through our improved performance on national quality measures. Out of all of the eligible hospitals statewide, 33 earned the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award. The Silver Award went to 45 hospitals, and 57 hospitals earned the Bronze Award. Click here to see the full list.


Press Ganey Summit Award Press Ganey Summit Award - Third Year
in a Row

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) is a winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Press Ganey Summit Award, one of Press Ganey's most prestigious honors. BHVH achieved this distinction by sustaining an overall rank above the 95th percentile for inpatient satisfaction in the All Press Ganey database for at least three years. There are approximately 1,800 hospitals in the inpatient survey database and about 1,500 emergency departments in the All Press Ganey database. "Receiving this award is truly a testimony to the efforts of these leaders and their teams," says Terri Nuss, vice president of patient centeredness for Baylor Health Care System.


Beacon Award for Excellence Beacon Award for Excellence

A significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment - recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six standards for a healthy work environment. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver and bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.


Becker's Hospital Review Becker's Hospital Review - Top 51 Hospitals Patients Would Definitely Recommend

Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is one of 51 hospitals nationwide to be recognized in Becker's Hospital Review as being a hospital patients would definitely recommend. The list is based on HCAHPS survey results reported in CMS' Hospital Compare database and covers the period October 2011 through September 2012.


Becker's Hospital Review Becker's Hospital Review - Named Among Nation's Best Cardiovascular Programs

Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is one of 25 hospitals and health care systems nationwide to be recognized in Becker's Hospital Review for having a great Cardiovascular Program. The facilities featured are among hospitals with the highest distinctions and awards given from other organizations and publications for heart care. They also feature some of the most advanced technology, highest quality of care and best reputations in the specialty.


Becker's Hospital Review Becker Hospital Review - BHVH Named One of the Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know

Becker's Hospital Review is proud to announce the publication of its list, "50 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know," which recognizes high-performing leaders in patient care and clinical quality. To compile this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed and reviewed research and data from sources including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Press Ganey, CareChex and Thomson Reuters to identify leading hospitals.


NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR® ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 - one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.


Baylor Heart Hospital CT Imaging Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital CT Imaging Receives Gold Seal

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) has been accredited in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents BHVH's commitment to providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.


Texas Health Care Quality Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award - Silver

Baylor Jack and Jane Heart and Vascular Hospital has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Silver, a quality improvement award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. This is recognition on the hospital's efforts to improve patient outcomes on select national quality measures related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.


Joint Commission Accreditation The Joint Commission Accreditation 2011

Joint Commission standards address the organization's level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization's ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care.


Joint Commission Key Quality Measures The Joint Commission - Top Performers on Key Quality Measures

The facilities made a list of 405 hospitals and critical-access facilities nationwide ranked as top performers based on 22 measures related to cardiac, pneumonia, surgical and pediatric asthma care. A hospital had to earn a compliance score of at least 95 percent on two measurements to be named a top performer.


Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award - Award of Excellence

Winners of this non-competitive award are measured in the frequency of best care practices utilized on patients with specific conditions including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia as well as surgical infection prevention.


VHA Leadership Award Clinical Excellence VHA Leadership Award in Clinical Excellence

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital is among only 28 hospitals nationally to be recognized for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and efforts to improve the patient experience. The award honors health care organizations that have differentiated themselves around national performance standards by achieving performance at the 90 percent level or above on clinical core measures. Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital won the award for acute myocardial infarction treatment, heart failure and surgical infection prevention.


Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)

The purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) is to provide a mechanism for accreditation of facilities that perform comprehensive noninvasive testing for vascular disease. Laboratories assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients.


Accreditation of Echo Laboratories Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echo Laboratories (ICAEL)

ICAEL accreditation is a means by which echocardiography laboratories can evaluate and demonstrate the level of quality patient care they provide. After a laboratory submits the application to the ICAEL, the application undergoes a confidential peer-review by the ICAEL's trained reviewers, including both physicians and sonographers.


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certification

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is dedicated to the professional development of its members, through information, networking, and educational opportunities. Central to the mission is the improvement in the quality of life for patients and their families.


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Innovation Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

The award acknowledges programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient population in a unique and creative way, beyond the traditional model of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.


Blue Distinction Center(SM) for Cardiac Care Blue Distinction Center(SM) for Cardiac Care

Awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise.


Accreditation for CT American College of Radiology - Accreditation for Computed Tomography (CT)

The American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.


Quality Texas Foundation Quality Texas Foundation - Achievement Level Recognition

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital is recognized for organizational excellence with well-deployed, effective, systematic approaches to organizational management with good performance levels and trends evaluated against industry standards.


Ragan's Best Marketing Video BHVH Ragan's Honorable Mention - Best Marketing Video

BHVH received an honorable mention from the Ragan's Healthcare Marketing and PR Awards for its video Return to Work Lab: A Firefighter's Story. The video finished as one of 7 honorees out of hundreds of entries from around the world.
Watch he video here: Return to Work Lab: A Firefighter's Story


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