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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 the hospital has been recognized three-times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the Magnet® Recognition Program.

Just 452 U.S. healthcare organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition and approximately 34 percent of the Magnet recognized organizations that have attempted three or more designations have been successful.

Guardian of Excellence Award Received

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital leadership team is pleased to announce that the hospital has once again received the Guardian of Excellence Award® as announced earlier in November at the Press Ganey® client conference.

The 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

U.S. News & World Report – High Performing Hospital

In its 2017-18 "America's Best Hospitals" list, U.S. News & World Report recognized Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and rated the hospital as high performing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Congestive Heart Failure. This year marks 25 consecutive years of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas being ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was ranked #2 in the Dallas metropolitan area and #3 in Texas. For cardiovascular services, Baylor Dallas was rated high performing in Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, and Congestive Heart Failure.

Accreditation of Echocardiography and Vascular Testing from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The IAC grants accreditation only to facilities that provide quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process, including detailed case study review.

Joint Commission Accreditation 2017

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.

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 7 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 7 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

Third Time Magnet® Recognition Received »

Mission: Lifeline® Program Awards Gold Plus – Receiving Center

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® recognized Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital for implementing specific quality improvement measures for heart attack patients and awarded the hospital as a STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus for 2017. This recognition relates to the care and treatment provided to patients who suffer severe heart attacks; specifically those with an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment. Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is recognized for having a 85% composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients. In addition, the American Heart Association recognized the hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 65% adherence to Dual Antiplatelet prescription at discharge to improve the quality of care for NSTEMI patients. For both areas of achievement, eligible hospitals must have adhered to these measures at a set level for 12 consecutive months to receive this award.

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