Study: Heart hospital’s patient information card reduces family members’ anxiety

A waiting room can be a hot house for emotion and anxiety. Family and friends often are worried and feel powerless as their loved ones are undergoing delicate and potentially life-saving procedures. It is hard to know to whom you address your questions or even what to ask. Nurses are the frequent target of questions, … Continue reading Study: Heart hospital’s patient information card reduces family members’ anxiety

Spectacular progress combating heart disease, but challenges remain

The progress combating death from heart disease has been nothing short of spectacular. A recent study of heart-disease deaths in the southern U.S. found that the death rate has declined by more than 50 percent in Dallas and Tarrant counties, and more than 60 percent in Collin and Denton counties, since 1973. All of the … Continue reading Spectacular progress combating heart disease, but challenges remain

Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Leaders of Baylor Scott & White Health and the Cleveland Clinic are joining in Dallas this morning to formally announce a collaboration that Modern Healthcare recently called “another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.” Under the alliance, three Baylor Scott & White hospitals will become the exclusive providers for Texas and Oklahoma cardiac … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Baylor Scott & White hospitals planning to align with Cleveland Clinic

Three Baylor Scott & White hospitals are planning to align with the number one hospital in the country, for cardiovascular care. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas are working to formalize a clinical and research affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic to become a Texas-based partner with … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White hospitals planning to align with Cleveland Clinic

Mercy Ship mission eye-opening for Baylor nurse

For some people, an extended stay on a massive ship might evoke thoughts of an exotic vacation cruise. Not for Lindsey Briley, RN, who earlier this year volunteered in Africa on Mercy Ship, the floating hospital served by 400 volunteers from 33 countries. Anchored off the African coast at Pointe Noir, Congo, Briley experienced a multicultural world … Continue reading Mercy Ship mission eye-opening for Baylor nurse

Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease

All of us here in Dallas-Fort Worth are still grieving from the news that Kidd Kraddick, our beloved legendary radio personality, passed away suddenly this weekend while at a New Orleans golf tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Although it was initially reported that Kraddick may have experienced a brain aneurysm, the … Continue reading Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease