Baylor University Medical Center | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas). Baylor University Medical Center was founded in 1903 as the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium. Then, the hospital existed in a 14-room renovated house with 25 beds. Today, the nonprofit teaching hospital encompasses more than 20 specialty centers.

The Magnet-accredited hospital has 1,062 licensed beds, 1,146 physicians, 220 medical residents and fellows and 3,842 employees. For 2014-15, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor University Medical Center No. 1 in Dallas and No. 2 in Texas and in the top 50 rankings for six specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology.

Baylor University Medical Center's specialty centers are widely recognized for innovation and quality of care. The Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is nationally recognized for solid organ transplantation and, in partnership with the program at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, is one of only three programs worldwide to have performed more than 3,000 adult liver transplants. Since it was created in 1984, surgeons with the program have performed more than 10,000 organ transplants.

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In their own words:

"Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was founded in 1903 as the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium. Then, the hospital existed in a 14-room renovated house with 25 beds. Today, the nonprofit teaching hospital encompasses more than 20 specialty centers.The Magnet-accredited hospital has 1,062 licensed beds, 1,146 physicians, 220 medical residents and fellows and approximately 4,000 employees. Since 1992, U.S. News & World Report has listed Baylor Dallas in its "America's Best Hospitals" issue. In 2015, Baylor Dallas was ranked #1 in Dallas/Fort Worth and #3 in Texas. The hospital was recognized for the 23rd consecutive year as a leader among the nation's top 50 rankings in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery specialties. Specialities identified as "high performing" included Cancer, Ear, Nose and Throat, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. For the 19th consecutive year, Baylor Dallas has received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the Dallas market. According to NRC Market Insights data, the country's largest consumer survey on health care, local consumers who took the survey chose Baylor Dallas as having the highest quality and image."

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