DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventeenth consecutive year, U.S. News has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its America's Best Hospitals issue. Baylor Dallas is the only North Texas hospital to achieve this distinction.
"National recognition just reaffirms my belief of Baylor's quality," said Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer, Baylor Health Care System. "I could not be more proud of the safe, quality, compassionate health care provided to each and every one of our patients."
Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in gynecology (32nd) and kidney disorders (47th). Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (Baylor Rehab) is ranked 13th among the nation's top rehabilitation facilities. The Baylor hospitals are two of 174 medical centers nationwide that are recognized in the 2009 - 2010 America's Best Hospitals guide, which will be on newsstands July 21.
The multi-platform 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals guide includes rankings of 174 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties--with full data available online for another 1,500 unranked hospitals. The 16 ranked specialties are cancer; diabetes & endocrine disorders; digestive disorders; ear, nose, and throat; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; and urology.
"Building and maintaining Baylor's reputation for quality clinical care and patient satisfaction is a team effort," says Baylor Dallas Chief Medical Officer, Irving Prengler, M.D. "I thank the entire staff for helping us stand out again on the national stage--for an impressive 17 years running."
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation ranked 13th among the nation's top 25 rehabilitatio
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