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A Dozen Baylor Health Care System Facilities Named  ‘Top Performers On Key Quality Measures™’

Twelve Baylor Health Care System facilities stretching from Denton to Tarrant to Ellis County earned Top Performer status from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

“Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat,” commented The Joint Commission President Mark R. Chassin, M.D., F.A.C.P, M.P.P., M.P.H.  “I salute these organizations for their hard work in attaining excellence.  By consistently using evidence-based treatments, their patients are getting better hospital care.”

To be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a hospital had to achieve excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2011.   According to The Joint Commission, these hospitals are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. 

“This is a result of the dedication of our clinical teams and medical staff who are always focused on quality improvement and putting the patient at the center of all we do,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System.

  • Baylor Grapevine was recognized for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2011 for conditions including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
  • Baylor Plano was recognized for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
  • Baylor Carrollton was recognized for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.
  • Baylor Waxahachie was recognized for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital received recognition for heart attack, heart failure and surgical care.
  • THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano was recognized for heart attack, heart failure and surgical care.
  • Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington received recognition for surgical care.
  • Baylor Medical Center at Uptown received recognition for surgical care.
  • North Central Surgical Center received recognition for surgical care.
  • Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth received recognition for surgical care.
  • Baylor Medical Center at Frisco received recognition for surgical care.
  • Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club received recognition for surgical care.

The 12 facilities met the following criteria:  First, each achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, the facilities met a 95 percent performance threshold for every accountability measure for which they report data.

Of nearly 3,400 hospitals reporting data to The Joint Commission, only 620 (about 18%) were Top Performers in at least one category. The complete list of hospitals and the medical conditions that were recognized for is here.

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 2.8 million patient encounters, $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.2 billion in total assets and $502 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2011 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services).  Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 180 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.

Contact: 
Susan Hall
Public Relations Manager
Baylor Health Care System
214.820.1817
Susan.Hall@baylorhealth.edu

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