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Baylor Dallas Jumps in Four National Rankings in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" Guide

For the 19th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its "America's Best Hospitals" issue. The hospital is one of the medical centers nationwide that are recognized in the guide which will be on newsstands August 30. Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in four medical specialties: gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.

Specialty

2011 Ranking

2010 Ranking

Change

Nephrology

23

39

Up 16 Spots

Gastroenterology

28

43

Up 15 Spots

Urology

33

47

Up 14 Spots

Pulmonology

50

83*

Up 33 Spots


Baylor Dallas is also recognized as a "high-performing hospital" in the following seven specialties: cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; gynecology; neurology & neurosurgery; and orthopedics.

Specialty

2011 Ranking

Cancer

"High-Performing" means that Baylor Dallas scored in the top 25% of hospitals nationwide in these medical specialties.

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Ear, Nose & Throat

Geriatrics

Gynecology

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Orthopedics


"We are proud of the physicians and employees on our staff, and this is further evidence that they provide our patients with some of the nation's highest quality health care," says John McWhorter, president, Baylor Dallas.

Six Baylor Hospitals Rank on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Metro List

Once again this year, Baylor Health Care System has more "Best Hospitals" on the metro list than any other health care system in Dallas/Fort Worth. Baylor Dallas, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, and Baylor Medical Center at Garland are all included on the list of best area hospitals.

"The number of Baylor hospitals on this list shows the strength and the breadth of the Baylor Health Care System," says Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System. "It is proof of our commitment to provide advanced, quality care to all the communities and patients we serve."

For more information on the rankings, including an explanation of the methodology used, visit:
http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals

ABOUT BAYLOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.6 million patient encounters, $3.8 billion in total operating revenue, $4.4 billion in total assets and $513.5 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010. Baylor's network of more than 300 access points includes 27 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals, 23 joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers, 50 satellite outpatient locations, four senior centers and 156 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.

For more information, visit: BaylorHealth.com

*This number was reached by calculating placement from data on U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Best Hospitals Rankings: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/baylor-university-medical-center-6740900/respiratory-disorders

Media Contact:
Julie Smith
972-800-4060
Julie.Smith2@BaylorHealth.edu

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