Baylor University Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas). Baylor University Medical Center was founded in 1903, when it opened as Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium in a 14-room renovated house with 25 beds. Now, the hospital is home to more than 20 specialty centers and is a national leader for organ transplants. 

Baylor University Medical Center factsThe Magnet-recognized nonprofit teaching hospital has 1,079 licensed beds and 1,146 physicians. Baylor University Medical Center is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas metro area and the second top hospital in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also nationally ranked the hospital for seven specialties, including orthopedics, gynecology and neurology and neurosurgery.

Baylor University Medical Center plays host to more than 20 specialty centers, one of which is the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. The transplant institute is one of only three programs in the world to have the expertise of physicians who have performed more than 3,000 adult liver transplants. Altogether, since the program started in 1984, surgeons with the program have performed more than 10,000 organ transplants.

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