Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation

“Jane,” the Dallas patient whose heart transplant was covered live on social media last week, is recovering well, her doctors report. She was transferred out of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas intensive care unit late last week and is now being monitored on a patient floor, where she is undergoing physical therapy and … Continue reading Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation

Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor

A primary reason why we decided to live tweet a heart transplant on Monday night was to highlight the importance of organ donation. In the hours during and after our #heartTXlive broadcast of “Jane’s” transplant, there was nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of people who registered to be organ donors, as compared … Continue reading Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor

The fascinating story behind 30 years of organ transplants

It’s been more than 30 years since the first transplant was performed at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, launching a program that has saved thousands of lives. Back then, “Dr. Goran Klintmalm was 34-years-old and living in Sweden. Liver transplants were considered human experimentation, a last-ditch effort with an 80 percent fatality rate to save … Continue reading The fascinating story behind 30 years of organ transplants

Listen: ‘On Call’ podcast launches with focus on palliative care

As we told you a few days ago, we’re talking palliative care on multiple platforms this week. We kicked it off with our first #bswhchats Twitter chat on the topic on Tuesday. Then, on Wednesday, KERA News (90.1 FM) highlighted the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas music therapy program. Reporter Lauren Silverman’s touching piece … Continue reading Listen: ‘On Call’ podcast launches with focus on palliative care

Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs

Ongoing work at Baylor Scott & White to stabilize rising health care costs continues to serve as a model “of the kinds of changes to health care that we need to be successful,” The Dallas Morning News writes in an editorial today. The piece specifically highlights the recent announcement that the system’s Accountable Care Organization, the Baylor Scott … Continue reading Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs

For New Year’s parties, healthy tips for kids

With New Year’s celebrations approaching this week, many young children will be taking part in yet another round of parties centered around food. Even if you’re playing it low key this year, there are likely still platters of Christmas leftovers that your children are continuing to chow down on. In the above “Ask The Expert” video, … Continue reading For New Year’s parties, healthy tips for kids

Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’

A brutal case of pneumonia four years ago put Richard Powell on a path that would eventually lead him to a Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas operating room for a heart transplant weeks before Christmas. When Powell first got sick in early 2010, he was treated at a hospital in his home city of Monroe, Louisiana, for … Continue reading Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’