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 also have a growing number of certifications and accreditations. A list of our most recent awards and accolades are noted below.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.
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.
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