August 8, 2017 — Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has moved up in the U.S. News & World Report's 28th Annual Best Hospitals rankings released August 8, 2017. The hospital is now ranked 16th in the nation in "Cardiology & Heart Surgery" and rated "High Performing" in five Adult Procedures/Conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano's national recognition is due, in part, to its dedication to quality enabling consistent, impressive patient outcomes. Additionally, research trials pursue innovative treatments and therapies for cardiovascular patients. With this foundation, Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano will continue to provide quality patient care and transform cardiovascular medicine.
A hospital's overall "Cardiology & Heart Surgery" score is based on more than 75 measures of care. These objective measures fall into data categories such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are considered nationally ranked.
The 28th Annual Best Hospitals rankings recognized 152 hospitals for their performance and reputation across 16 adult medical specialties. The
U.S. News & World Report analysis of hospitals includes data from more than 4,500 medical centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.