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Baylor Scott & White Health recognized as most awarded not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas

In the midst of great transformation in the healthcare field, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to safe, quality care while working to drive down costs and improve each patient’s experience. Today, U.S. News & World Report recognized that commitment in its 2019-20 Best Hospitals list, and Baylor Scott & White Health is the most awarded not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas for the second year in a row.

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Baylor University Medical Center | Courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Health

“This recognition is a direct reflection of our team members’ commitments to making healthcare better for those we serve,” said Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. “We are honored to once again be included on this prestigious list; but most importantly, we remain laser focused in our work to consistently deliver high-value, affordable care with an exceptional experience.”

How to Use the Ratings and Rankings

With more information than ever before to help them select a care provider, consumers can be empowered with the information in the U.S. News Best Hospitals list. Now in its 30th year, the list helps patients and caregivers find the best medical centers for themselves and their families by scoring hospitals based on several factors, including survival, patient safety, nurse staffing and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties from cancer to urology and rated in common procedures and conditions, such as heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and COPD. Hospitals are also ranked regionally within states and major metro areas.

For the 2019-20 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, including two Baylor Scott & White medical centers. Four of the system’s hospitals are also recognized as “High Performing” in at least one specialty, meaning they are among the top 10% in the
nation.

To qualify for ranking consideration, hospitals in 12 of those specialties had to be a teaching hospital and have a sufficient number of beds or a sufficient level of important medical technology. To remain eligible, hospitals had to meet a series of progressively tougher standards to be ranked in those 12 specialties.

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In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognizes hospitals that excel across multiple areas of care including specialty and common procedures and conditions. This year, U.S. News ranked Baylor Scott & White’s flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple among the top ten in the state: Baylor University Medical Center was ranked #4 in Texas and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple was ranked #7
in Texas. In the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, Baylor University Medical Center is ranked #2 and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth is ranked #5.

In total, U.S. News named 15 Baylor Scott & White medical centers as “High Performing” in at least one of nine possible common procedures and conditions.

For b-roll video of Baylor Scott & White facilities and team members, please visit our online newsroom at news.bswhealth.com.

Aayushi Pramanik
Aayushi Pramanik is a sophomore at Williams College. When not working or studying economics and math, she enjoys dancing, singing, and taking countless photos with her camera.

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