Extending Care Through Growth

For Baylor Health Care System, growth means extending our reach, broadening our vision and strengthening our service. It means helping more patients and changing more lives. Today, we’re more flexible, more responsive and better equipped to share our ministry of healing.

Quality at Every Touchpoint

Baylor operates 30 hospitals and more than 370 patient-care access points across 12 North Texas counties for you. In 2012, these Baylor hospitals were recognized for excellence as heath care providers, employers, community partners and industry leaders. These honors affirm our direction and strengthen our resolve to put you, our patients, at the center of every decision we make.


Baylor Medical Center at McKinney

Baylor McKinney celebrated the grand opening of its $195-million, full-service medical center on July 6, 2012. The hospital not only brought quality health care options to the community, but it also created approximately 500 new jobs and attracted 295 physicians. In its first month, the hospital delivered 72 babies, received 1,058 emergency department visits, and performed 86 surgeries, 2,047 imaging scans and 10,775 lab tests.

  • Growth plans allow up to 400 beds, quadrupling the number of patients that could be served

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report for the 20th consecutive year, Baylor Dallas opened the T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital, North Texas’ first dedicated cancer hospital designed as a healing environment for patients and their family members. Baylor Dallas also became home to a clinical training program for the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, a program designed to offer clinical education opportunities to students during their last two years of medical school.

  • 50,510 patients served in 2012
  • Re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center for providing optimal care for injured patients

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital

Recognized for breakthrough therapies, Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital celebrated its 10th anniversary in December. When it opened in 2002, this pioneering center was the first of its kind in North Texas.

  • 7,836 patients served in 2012
  • More than 75 clinical trials through Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

Our Children’s House

As a safe environment for children from infancy through age 18, Our Children’s House at Baylor (OCH) helps children get back to being carefree, playful and happy. Through specialized pediatric therapy programs, OCH helps patients and their families recover from developmental or birth disorders, traumatic injury and severe illness. Certified child life specialists on staff are uniquely trained to help children understand and cope with experiences that may be frightening
and overwhelming using age appropriate techniques.

  • Nine outpatient therapy clinics
  • Pathway to Excellence Program® designation by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie

Baylor Waxahachie is moving boldly toward a brighter future for its patients. In 2012, the hospital acquired 52 acres for a replacement facility and broke ground in April 2013. Baylor Waxahachie received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Quality Texas Foundation in 2012  and achieved full heart failure accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

  • 7,471 patients served in 2012

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth

Baylor Fort Worth, one of Tarrant County’s oldest not-for-profit hospitals, achieved significant milestones in 2012: its 1,000th organ transplant, its 20,000th baby delivery at Andrews Women’s Hospital, the launch of a weight-loss surgery program and the 10th anniversary of its transplant program.

  • 32,063 patients served in 2012

Baylor Medical Center at Irving

It was a banner year in the battle against cancer at Baylor Irving. The hospital and its patients celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Cancer Center. Patients now have three more advanced imaging technologies as new cancer fighting resources, including radiation therapy options.

  • 19,468 patients served in 2012

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine

Baylor Grapevine broke ground on a $100.5-million patient tower and expansion, which opened in June 2013 to serve patients with an additional 108 beds, nine emergency department rooms and four operating suites. The hospital´s opening of the new Baylor Spine Center also brought new hope to those with back pain.

  • 21,739 patients served in 2012

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton

Baylor Carrollton offers more imaging services with the addition of full-field digital mammography and techniques using drugs that identify diseases in the body, such as total body I-131 scanning. The hospital also augmented its programs for neurosurgery, wound care and sleep disorder with specialized services.

  • 11,350 patients served in 2012

Baylor Medical Center at Garland

Baylor Garland provides more tools for patients with cancer in a new Cancer Resource Center. Advanced technology including a robotic surgical system updated the hospital’s operating rooms while high-definition flat-panel detector imaging equipment enhances its cardiac catheterization labs.

  • 19,341 patients served in 2012

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano

Baylor Plano opened a Behavioral Health Center to meet the psychological and social needs of patients with chronic conditions and acquired the Elizabeth Jekot M.D. Breast Imaging Center. Construction on the hospital’s second floor added two new operating suites.

  • 10,003 patients served in 2012

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

The Heart Hospital serves Collin County through advanced heart and vascular technology and a skilled medical staff. The hospital has earned the highest rating for quality outcomes from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database. Surgeons on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital performed the world’s first electrophysiology procedure using the Epoch® Platform.

  • 5,489 patients served in 2012
Joel Allison (left) is chief executive officer and Bob Pryor, MD (right) is president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer of the new organization, Baylor Scott & White Health. Gary Brock (not pictured) is now president and chief operating officer of Baylor Health Care System.

Announcing Baylor Scott & White Health

Today's demands for health care reform call for a huge response. Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare intend to meet that challenge by creating an $8.3* billion organization that will bring together the best practices of both health systems. While Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, we know it is more than that. It is an opportunity to increase access to care while bringing Baylor's ministry of healing to more communities in need. Learn what Baylor Scott & White Health will mean for you – our patient – by visiting BaylorScottandWhite.com.

*based on unaudited fiscal year 2013 financial statements

Giving Cancer the Fight of our Lives

Baylor continues to help patients battle one of humanity’s greatest foes. In 2012, Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital joined Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center to provide the largest cancer treatment resource in North Texas. With quality care measured against national standards, our hospitals in Fort Worth, Garland, Grapevine, Irving, Plano and Waxahachie received certification from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and now bear the Sammons Cancer Center name. By uniting our expertise and innovation in cancer care, we’re reaching patients across North Texas and beyond.


Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital

Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital, the first dedicated cancer hospital in North Texas and the second in the state, began opening in January 2012. Linked to Baylor Sammons Cancer Center on the Dallas campus, Baylor Cancer Hospital provides a new blood and marrow transplant (BMT) unit, a BMT processing lab, an apheresis/infusion center, an oncology evaluation and treatment center for emergency care, three new nursing units, palliative care services and an imaging center. A food-services unit preparing concierge-style dining, and washer, dryer and shower facilities for families and caregivers are among other amenities offered.

Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center

This 10-story outpatient facility is an advanced nexus for healing, learning and research. Innovative in its design, materials and approach, the center creates a holistic healing environment for patients and a collaborative setting for physicians and scientists. Since it opened, Baylor Sammons Cancer Center and its sister facility, Baylor Cancer Hospital, have become the second-largest provider of cancer services in Texas. This facility is also home to Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, lead by Göran Klintmalm, M.D. It is one of the largest multi-specialty transplant centers and the third-largest heart transplant center in the country.


Dallas Hope

Innovation, courage and compassion are critical in the fight against all types of cancer. In November 2012, “Dallas Hope” captured that drama in a touching documentary series that followed the lives of three patients undergoing treatment at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center. As viewers shared the journey, they learned more about how technology and human compassion combine to create powerful cancer care.

Treatment as Unique as Every Patient

Each cancer is as individual as the patient. For cancer, heart disease and other conditions, physicians at the Baylor Precision Medicine Institute craft customized responses as unique as a person’s genetic code. For patients already undergoing treatment – and people whose family history may put them at increased risk for disease – the Institute explores every option for treatment and prevention. The personalized journey is guided by a specially trained navigator who works closely with the patient and family.


Chasing Cancer Wherever It Hides

Baylor scientists and researchers are tireless in their efforts to unravel the secrets of cancer and other diseases. Partnering with our patients in more than 100 active clinical trials, we’re improving cancer treatment today and advancing knowledge for tomorrow. In 2012, our clinical research teams worked with nearly 800 patients in trials targeting 50 types and phases of cancer.


Support in the Delivery of Quality Care

North Texas is home to some of the nation’s most dynamic and fastest-growing communities.  To meet their needs and help other health care providers broaden their reach, Baylor joins forces with expert companies that share our commitment to safe, quality, compassionate care.

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation

After a catastrophic injury or illness, physical healing is just the beginning. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation – our joint venture with Select Medical Corporation – takes a holistic approach to help restore patients’ independence, self-confidence and vision for their future. In 2012, we expanded from two to four inpatient hospitals.

  • Inpatient facilities in Dallas, Fort Worth and Frisco
  • 32 outpatient clinics

United Surgical Partners International

In partnership with United Surgical Partners International, Baylor developed Texas Health Ventures Group to operate 33 ambulatory surgery centers and seven short-stay surgical hospitals across the DFW Metroplex. This joint venture extends Baylor’s standard of quality care in many medical specialties to more communities.

  • Physician-centric management approach
  • Safe, comfortable, welcoming environment

Baylor Emergency Medical Centers

Baylor Emergency Medical Center at Aubrey cared for its first patients on July 1, 2012. To meet the need for expert, around the clock emergency care, we’ve partnered with Texas-based Emerus to build a network of licensed stand-alone emergency hospitals across North Texas. We have eight facilities planned, with six already under development in the following communities: Keller, Murphy, Rockwall, Burleson, Colleyville and Mansfield.

  • A 24-hour urgent care clinic offering advanced diagnostic tools, on-site imaging and laboratory services as well as inpatient hospice care
  • Designed and staffed by board-certified emergency physicians

Caring is Who We Are

Baylor has long recognized that precise, well-educated physicians can build treatment plans for effective, efficient care of each patient. To foster quality, individualized clinical care, Baylor launched HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN) in 1994 with 10 physicians. Today, more than 700 strong, HTPN is a multi-specialty, physician-led, patient-centered organization with medical practices in 209 care sites across 5,700 square miles of the DFW Metroplex. In 2012, HTPN providers conducted 1.7 million patient visits and welcomed more than 118,000 new patients.

Specialties are
Our Specialty

HealthTexas providers deliver care in dozens
of specialty areas, including:

Fueling the Regional Economy

Baylor Health Care System has a major impact on the health and economy of North Texas. Here are our numbers from 2012: