Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Baylor Scott & White Health
Geography
Location 3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas, United States
Coordinates 32°47′25″N 96°46′51″W / 32.7903°N 96.7809°W / 32.7903; -96.7809
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 1025
History
Founded 1903
Links
Website www.baylorhealth.com
Lists Hospitals in Texas

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas or BUMC) is a not-for-profit hospital in Dallas, Texas. It has 1,025 licensed beds and is one of the major centers for patient care, medical training and research North Texas. In 1993 it was named by the U.S. News & World Report in its list of "America's Best Hospitals" for the fifteenth consecutive year.[1]

In 2013, Scott & White merged with Baylor Health Care System to form Baylor Scott & White Health.[2]

History[edit]

In 1903, the hospital opened as Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium in a 14-room renovated house with 25 beds. It received its charter from the state government in October 1903 and had financial support from the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The nursing school was established in 1918. The hospital was renamed Baylor Hospital in 1921 and then Baylor University Hospital in 1936 to emphasize its relationship with the Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Baylor College of Medicine, College of Dentistry and School of Pharmacy were co-located with the hospital. The Florence Nightingale Maternity Hospital opened in 1937 on the same grounds. Financial difficulties due to the on-going World War II forced the College of Medicine to move to Houston. The hospital faced an uncertain future since it no longer had the support of an affiliated medical school and its buildings were in need of renovation. Some of the doctors at the hospital who were also professors at the College of Medicine chose to stay with the hospital instead of moving to Houston.

The 1950s signaled a milestone in the development of the hospital. With the construction of the seven-story, 436-bed George W. Truett Memorial Hospital in 1950, Baylor becomes the fifth-largest general hospital in the country. In 1959, Florence Nightingale Maternity Hospital is replaced with a newly expanded Women's and Children's Hospital, later renamed Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Memorial Hospital. The coincide with the expansion, "medical center" is accordingly added to the hospital name.

The Baylor Healthcare System was established in 1981 and BUMC became its flagship hospital.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Hospital Facts (Fiscal Year 2013)

  • 39,906 admissions (including newborns)
  • 4,606 babies born
  • 115,239 emergency room visits
  • 174,147 outpatient visits (excluding emergency department)
  • 75.7 percent occupancy rate
  • 6.22 days, average length of patient’s stay
  • 1,079 licensed beds
  • 1,146 physicians
  • 220 medical residents and fellows
  • 4,750 employees[3]

The hospital is ranked nationally in seven adult specialties. It was also high-performing in five adult specialties. Baylor University Medical Center is a 933-bed general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital and admitted 37,580 patients in the most recent year reported. It performed 13,405 annual inpatient and 7,592 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 106,586 visits.[4]

This hospital was among 147 facilities (out of the 4,806 analyzed) to be ranked in at least one of 16 specialties.[citation needed]

Hospital ownership, number of doctors and nurses, volume of births and ER visits, and available services such as sports medicine are just a few examples of data collected by the AHA.[who?]

Despite its name, it is no longer affiliated with Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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