New Year Brings Cardiovascular Specialty Hospital to Denton County
Denton, TX, Jan. 2, 2014 - On Jan. 6, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton began treating cardiovascular patients at its newly remodeled location, 2801 South Mayhill Road, Denton. Part of Baylor Scott & White Health, the 68,580 square-foot, 16-inpatient bed specialty hospital offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services.
According to the hospital's administrators, all Denton cardiac surgeons are members of the facility's medical staff, and more than 90 percent of area's cardiologists have joined the medical staff of The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton.
"Expanding our brand of five-star services further into North Texas has been a goal of ours," says Mark A. Valentine, president, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano. "We're pleased to be welcomed by Denton cardiovascular physicians." In 2007, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, now called Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, opened as the first and only freestanding, full-service hospital in the Dallas region dedicated solely to heart and vascular health care. The Plano location is one of the 10 largest cardiothoracic surgery programs in the country, and has earned for the past two years the highest national ranking from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for aortic valve surgery and cardiac bypass surgery. Valentine also serves as president of the new Denton facility.
Services at The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton include:
Leadership at The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton includes Mark Valentine as president; R. Conrad Park, MD, FACC, chief medical officer; Brad Morgan, MBA, vice president of operations; Susan K. Moats, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of patient care, chief nursing officer; Bryan Nichols, vice president of finance; and Randy Johnson, director of marketing.
Baylor acquired the facility in May 2013, and quickly began a two-stage renovation project which is scheduled to be completed in May 2014. The second phase of construction will add six more intensive care unit suites and an additional cardiovascular operating room. Ascension Architects Inc., CBRE, and MEDCO Construction comprise the renovation team.
* based on unaudited fiscal year 2013 financial statements
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, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton or Baylor Health Care System.