Patient-centered focus and quality care

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 heart and vascular awards and accolades are noted below.

Our patient-centered focus and quality care are sustained through the compassion and dedication displayed by our tireless team of nurses and other staff members, as well as the physicians on our medical staff. We are proud to announce the hospital has been recognized three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the Magnet® Recognition Program.

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

Past awards
Healthgrades Cardiac and Patient Safety

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas achieves the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for our second consecutive year and the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This distinction places Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas among our Nation’s top 10% of hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular – Dallas also received 5-Stars for Coronary Interventional Procedures, Treatment of Heart Attack and Pacemaker Procedures for the second consecutive year.

Mission Lifeline

The hospital received Gold-Plus recognitions as a STEMI Receiving Center and Gold for NSTEMI care, as outlined by the American Heart Association’s quality indicators for patients who have had a severe heart attack. The hospital met specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment of patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-Star Quality Rating

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital once again received a 5-Star rating in the most recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website listing. Five stars is the highest attainable rating in the report. CMS created the 5-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing healthcare organizations more easily and to help identify areas where patients and families might wish to ask questions.

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.

Highest star rating from the 2020 Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Participation Awards

Announced in March 2020, through the participation of the Vascular Quality Initiative®, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas received the 2019 VQI Participation Award with a 3-Star rating, the highest “star rating” from the VQI. This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has received 3-Star recognition.

Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

The cardiac magnetic resonance imaging program and the cardiac computed tomography program at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas were awarded Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology. The MRI Accreditation Program evaluates staff qualifications, quality control, MR safety policies and image quality. Similarly, the CT Accreditation Program evaluates imaging services’ quality and patient safety.

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. Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas is accredited in both echocardiography and vascular testing by the IAC.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certified

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth received a three-year certification for their cardiac rehab programs. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019) and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures to receive this 2020 award.

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