Nationally Recognized Heart Hospital
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Our Mission

To operate an integrated heart and vascular health care delivery system, founded as a Christian ministry of healing, that exists to serve people by offering a continuum of quality service committed to quality care and patient safety, medical education, research and community service.

Our Vision

To be the national leader in providing safe, compassionate, patient-centered, quality cardiovascular care.

Patients: Front and Center

Circle of Care
We call our approach to patients and their families the "Circle of Care." It encompasses our mission, vision, and priorities, and uses a patient-centered approach. We support and care for each patient as an individual. We promote a healing environment. And, the members of the health care team work closely together for your best outcome.

We are always making Baylor a better place to work. We recruit and retain quality medical professionals and support staff. As we continue to provide a better quality of care, we advance our outcome measures. We don't just want to meet standards for high-quality care, we want to set the standards.

Magnet Recognition Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing Services"

The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.


Patient-centered care not only means that we focus on your health, but on your comfort too. We create a compassionate, friendly environment. We communicate openly and honestly with you so you fully understand your condition, its causes, and its appropriate treatment. We also offer programs designed to give you and your family the knowledge and skills necessary to keep you well and prevent further problems. The Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Institute and the Community Resource Center house educational resources that are available to all who are interested in learning more about heart and vascular health.

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Community Care

Showing our support and gratitude to the community is an important part of our hospital's mission and identity as an institution built on Christian ideals. As one of the largest employers in the area, we feel our responsibility as leaders is to share our passion for helping others, not only within our doors but also in the community. Our staff members have the drive and desire to go above and beyond, by doing extra for others, and taking part in unique activities that make a difference. We take great pride in helping the people in the community as well as caring for the patients at our hospital.

Using preventive medicine, we work with our local community to fight heart and vascular diseases. From screenings to free educational classes, we offer support before, during, and after procedures. For example:

  • We offer calcium score screening, which is a non-invasive CT scan to help determine the extent of your heart and vessel disease;
  • Our support groups and educational programs can help you cope with your situation as well as learn about your condition so you can adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Click here to sign up.
  • We conduct classes, events and educational programs such as "The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure," aimed at helping you lead a more heart-healthy lifestyle.

Our hospital and team members are active with many charitable organizations and events throughout the community. Some of these include:

  • Volunteering at the Austin Street homeless shelter, which includes clothing drives, food drives, and providing lunch or dinner for the shelter. Austin Street exists to provide emergency shelter and related services to the homeless in a compassionate environment;
  • Raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association, including participating in the annual Heart Walk, which is a fun-filled, non-competitive three-mile walk through downtown Dallas;
  • Participating in the Adopt-A-Family program, which involves adopting a needy family every Holiday Season. We take donations from employees and physicians and personally deliver gifts and food to their home;
  • Sponsoring and participating in screenings at the annual ?Feria de Salud,? a health fair held every September. Hospital staff participate in the health screenings and community education topics. The event strives to bring awareness to the Latino community about diabetes prevention and management;
  • Supporting the United Way, which addresses many welfare issues facing Americans;
  • Coordinating community talks on topics such as atrial fibrillation, women and heart disease, and know your heart health numbers;
  • Sponsoring health fairs such as "For Women For Life" women's health fair and "It's a Guy Thing" men's health fair.

We encourage everyone to get involved with these worthwhile causes. Please ask one of our staff members how to take the first step.

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Focus and Results

To accomplish our mission and realize our vision, we focus entirely on heart and vascular care. We were the first North Texas hospital dedicated entirely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. We offer advanced facilities, including cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories, surgical suites, an imaging department with 64-slice CT scanner, cardiac rehabilitation areas, physician offices, and a research facility. Our patient accommodations combine clinical efficiency with patient comfort.

Our commitment to medical excellence for our patients is paying off: Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital received a Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing Services." Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. We join a small group of fewer than 5 percent of U.S. hospitals in achieving this prestigious award. Each of the 255 hospitals, out of more than 6,000 nationwide, awarded Magnet distinction underwent a rigorous, voluntary evaluation process and extensive onsite inspection. We are proud that we received this award because it means that we are doing the right things for our patients.


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