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Baylor Plano Receives Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has won a Silver Award from the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards committee.

The award illustrates Baylor Plano's commitment to delivering quality care to every patient every time. The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards recognize hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in health care quality through improved performance on national quality measures.

Out of 214 Texas hospitals, only 118 hospitals earned a Silver Award. The award acknowledges the hospital for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These are national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission. The award also recognizes that the hospital has undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and has improved its performance on specific national quality measures. Hospitals qualify for an award based on a composite scoring system, called the Appropriate Care Measure.

“Recognition by TMF Quality Institute demonstrates our commitment to quality to our community,” said Jerri Garison, president, Baylor Plano. “We are always working to improve the quality of care our patients receive, and we’re pleased to be recognized for our work in improving quality of care related to hear attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.”
Hospital size was not a factor in determining who received an award. Hospitals were scored based on data taken from an aggregate rate for four rolling quarters of Appropriate Care Measure numbers. This was based on 12 months of data abstracted from hospital discharge records from October 1, 2010, through September 20, 2011.

About Baylor Plano
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 160-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano, the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano and the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Elizabeth Jekot, MD Breast Imaging Center. The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System.  Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano ranks fourth on U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area ranking for the Dallas/Fort Worth area and was named a top performer by The joint Commission. Baylor Plano is also a 2010 recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and houses an Accredited Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commissions on Cancer. Baylor Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4-BAYLOR or log onto www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano.

About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a 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 260 access points includes 26 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals, 23 joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers, 50 satellite outpatient locations, four senior centers and 156 HealthTexas physician clinics.

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System¹s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano or Baylor Health Care System.

CONTACT:
Kayci Prince
469.814.2109
KayciPri@Baylorhealth.edu

Janeen Browning
469.814.2107
janeenbr@baylorhealth.edu

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