Baylor Health Care System
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Baylor is founded through the efforts of several individuals. Initial efforts began in 1900 with Charles M. Rosser, M.D., founder of the Baylor College of Medicine, who saw the need for "a hospital of great importance" for a growing city like Dallas, and which would support the medical school. Secondly, Rev. George W. Truett, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, convinces Dallas citizens "to build a great humanitarian hospital," and thirdly, Colonel C.C. Slaughter, a devout Baptist and wealthy cattleman, gives a major gift of $50,000 to establish the hospital.
The Baptist General Convention of Texas agrees to help support and administer the hospital, as well as raise funds for a new hospital building.
Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium nursing program (Baylor University School of Nursing) begins. Nursing students provide primary care for patients during their 12-hour shifts and attend classes during non-work hours. The nurses are housed in the original 14-room Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium.
Lawrence Payne becomes administrator of Baylor University Hospital. He realizes that in order to survive the tough economic period since the Depression and relocation of the Baylor College of Medicine from the Dallas campus during WWII, the hospital must build new facilities to attract private patients in addition to charity patients as the association with the medical school dictated.
Many of these physicians are professors at Baylor College of Medicine and choose not to move but stay in Dallas at Baylor University Hospital.
A new and expanded Women and Children's Hospital replaces Florence Nightingale Maternity Hospital.
Baylor Medical Center at Ennis becomes the first community medical center to join Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine1 joins Baylor Health Care System.
Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas perform North Texas' first marrow transplant.
Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie1 joins Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Health Care System, Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and Presbyterian Health Care System sponsor CareFlite helicopter ambulance service.
Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas performs the first biliary lithotripsy for gallstones in the United States.
Baylor Center for Restorative Care1 opens on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus.
Baylor purchases Gaston Episcopal Hospital on Gaston Avenue and moves Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation into the building to give it a larger facility in which to provide services to its patients.
Baylor Health Care System launches HealthSource™ with Dr. David Winter in collaboration with WFAA-TV, Channel 8. Today, the program airs weekdays during the 5 p.m. newscast.
Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas perform the nation's first bridge to heart transplant using the ABIOMED® assist device.
Baylor Medical Center at Garland1 joins Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Pediatric Center for Restorative Care1 opens as an alternative treatment facility for children where services are provided in a relaxed, home-like setting.
Hopkins County Memorial Hospital3 signs affiliation agreement with Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor/Richardson Medical Center3 joins Baylor Health Care System.
The first Baylor Senior Health Center opens in Dallas' Casa Linda neighborhood. In 2007, Baylor operates four senior health centers across the Metroplex.
Baylor University Medical Center Foundation is renamed Baylor Health Care System Foundation.
Lake Pointe Medical Center3 joins Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Health Care System establishes HealthTexas Provider Network, a physician network provider organization, to assist the system in becoming an integrated health care delivery system.
Irving Healthcare System joins Baylor Health Care System and becomes Baylor Medical Center at Irving2.
Texoma Healthcare System3 joins Baylor Health Care System; the relationship ends in 2007.
Boone Powell Sr. dies Sept. 15 at age 84.
Baylor Health Care System board of trustees establishes autonomy on March 31 from the Baylor University board of regents in Waco, Texas. Baylor Health Care System agrees to continue its commitment to support the University's nursing and medical education programs.
Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas perform the world's first extracorporeal perfusion (bridge to transplantation) using a genetically engineered pig liver.
Michael Ramsay, M.D., is named as president of Baylor Research Institute.
The Zelig H. Lieberman Research Building, which houses Baylor Research Institute and Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, opens on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus. The building is named in honor of Zelig H. Lieberman, M.D., a surgeon on staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
Boone Powell Jr. retires as CEO of Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Center for Restorative Care is renamed Baylor Specialty Hospital1.
Baylor Health Care System is the nation's first health care system to provide supplemental newborn screening for more than 30 inherited metabolic diseases.
Baylor Health Care System Foundation hosts its first annual Celebrating Women Luncheon, benefiting the W. H. and Peggy Smith Baylor Sammons Breast Center. Today, the luncheon's proceeds support breast cancer research and technology throughout Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital1 opens on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus.
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas acquires three outpatient imaging centers.
Frisco Medical Center4 opens.
Transplant surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth perform Tarrant County's first liver transplant.
Baylor Health Care System and Richardson Hospital Authority end affiliation. Baylor/Richardson Medical Center becomes Richardson Regional Medical Center.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano1 opens.
Baylor Health Care System launches a $149 million investment in redesigning its clinical processes and seamlessly linking the information throughout its health care network. The clinical transformation is enabled by technology to enhance quality of care and improve safety.
Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine is renamed Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine1.
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas receives the Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing Services" from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Rowland K. Robinson named president of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation.
Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth receives a $10 million gift to build a women's hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2008. The gift, given by Paula and Judy Andrews Jr., is the largest single health care gift in Tarrant County and Baylor's largest gift to date.
Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas perform North Texas' first islet cell transplant and Texas' first successful intestinal transplant.
Baylor Research Institute expands to Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth.
Baylor Research Institute receives a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the Baylor Center for Lupus Research and $2.9 million from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and Alliance for Lupus Research to expand research of the disease.
Researchers at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research report on the successful treatment of children with systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The findings, published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, are highly significant for juvenile arthritis patients for whom previous therapies have failed.
Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth celebrates its 100-year anniversary.
Baylor Health Center at North Dallas opens.
Our Children's House at Baylor opens a new wing, including 20 new inpatient beds and 12 day beds, as well as additional therapy space, a physician's clinic and a pediatric outpatient surgery facility.
Rosemary Luquire, R.N., Ph.D., C.N.A.A., F.A.A.N., named chief nursing officer for Baylor Health Care System.
Baylor Health Care System and Wise Regional Health System sign a five-year affiliation agreement.
Baylor Health Care System and MedBasics sign a collaboration agreement. MedBasics operates convenient care clinics that provide walk-in medical services inside major retail outlets for routine medical conditions and preventive care.
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco completes a nearly $62 million expansion project adding a women's center, new operating rooms, treatment rooms for pain management and gastrointestinal procedures, pre-operative beds, post-operative/recovery beds and an expanded emergency department.
James Walton, D.O., chief health equity officer of Baylor Health Care System, is selected to participate in the Disparities Leadership Program designed to tackle racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Dr. Walton is one of only 28 individuals from 14 health care organizations from around the United States to be selected.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital receives the Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing Services" from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is the first hospital in the United States to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for its Ventricular Assist Device program.
Baylor Health Care System is awarded the 2008 NQF National Quality Healthcare Award for being a role model in achieving meaningful, sustainable quality improvement in health care.
Two Baylor Physicians Elected as Heads of National Organ Transplant Societies. Dr. Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., was named President-elect of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS). While Dr. Göran Bo Gustaf Klintmalm, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., chief and chairman of the Baylor Regional Transplant Institute, served as the 34th president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).
Cindy Schamp named president of Baylor Medical Center at Irving.
Baylor Health Care System Breaks Ground on New Medical Center at McKinney1, a 95-bed four-story hospital and medical office complex in Collin County.
Baylor Health Care System announces plans to build North Texas’ first dedicated cancer hospital along with a new outpatient cancer center on the campus of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The new 450,000-square-foot cancer center is scheduled to open in 2011, and construction of the dedicated cancer hospital will begin in 2010 with completion scheduled for 2013.
ROCHE, Baylor Research Institute partner in Human Immunology Research to focus on developing cancer vaccines, auto-immune disease diagnostics and treatment.
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and a subsidiary of Select Medical Corporation form a joint venture to provide an expanded network of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine breaks ground on $100.5 million patient tower and expansion.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC) join forces to establish a Clinical Training Program in Dallas, expanding medical education opportunities in Dallas area.
Baylor Health Care System forms a joint venture with Emerus to bring eight freestanding emergency hospitals to North Texas by 2014.
Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, a 95-bed, full-service hospital serving the residents of McKinney and surrounding communities, opens.
Baylor Health Care System launches the Baylor Quality Alliance (BQA), its accountable care organization (ACO).
Seven Baylor facilities join the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Network, with two more expected in a few years.
T. Boone Pickens Invests $10 Million in Baylor Health Care System. In recognition of this gift, Baylor names its new cancer hospital the Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital.
Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare sign an agreement of intent to join forces and create a new health system. If formed, Baylor Scott & White Health would be the state’s largest not-for-profit health system.
1 Owned hospitals
2 Leased hospitals
3 Hospital or organization affiliated with, but not controlled by Baylor Health Care System or its subsidiaries or community medical centers
4 Surgical hospitals; joint venture between Baylor Health Care System and United Surgical Partners