Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

While most college students spend time ‘finding themselves,’ in 2013, 19 year-old Trenton Cary had a much more pressing search: finding a new heart. In fact, after battling lymphoma a few years prior, it was the second time Cary was in need of a transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that he had survived cancer less … Continue reading Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

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

The astonishing numbers behind 3 decades of transplantation

What does it take to become one of the largest and most renowned multi-specialty transplant centers in the country? For the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, it’s been more than thirty years of pioneering transplants. It’s a program that started fast in 1984, with a liver transplant for a sick little girl from … Continue reading The astonishing numbers behind 3 decades of transplantation

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’

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]

On World Prematurity Day, a photo gallery of former Baylor Dallas neonatal patients

Today is World Prematurity Day, a day in which groups around the world work to raise awareness about premature birth and ways to prevent it. We recognize this important day with a photo gallery from a very special annual event held here in Dallas a few weeks ago. Shelley Wood, BS, RNC-NIC, explains: Every two years, the … Continue reading On World Prematurity Day, a photo gallery of former Baylor Dallas neonatal patients

As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers

This post was written by Rae Hannah, RN, who works in the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas neurosurgery/trauma intensive care unit. She has worked for Baylor for nearly 11 years.  Earlier this month, my colleagues and I were heartbroken to learn that one of our own was now fighting for her life against the Ebola … Continue reading As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers

Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of … Continue reading Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend