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Hospitals Recognized with Guardian of Excellence Award

Denton, TX — (November 14, 2017) — The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton (THHBD) has earned national recognition from Press Ganey®, the leading provider of patient experience measurement, for outstanding performance in patient experience. THHBD has received the Guardian of Excellence Award, which places the hospital in the top five percent in the nation for patient experience, based on one year of data. The hospital's Emergency Department received the Pinnacle of Excellence Award for patient experience, based on a full three years of data. Read more about the recognition from Press Ganey »

promising athlete to heart patient ... back to promising athlete

​Denton, TX — (May 18, 2017) — Last fall Camden Thrailkill, who's 15 and from near Denton, Texas, suddenly went from a dedicated, promising athlete to a heart patient who was facing surgery that threatened to bench him for good. A fortuitous screening, an innovative robotic procedure and unwavering determination put Camden back on the field in remarkable time. Read the full story about Camden from the American Heart Association »​

CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION CENTER AT THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON OPENS TO SERVE PATIENTS IN DENTON AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

Denton, TX — (November 28, 2016) —​ The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton (THHBD), is pleased to announce the opening of its' Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center. This is an important milestone, enabling patients who receive treatment at THHBD to complete their cardiac rehabilitation here and to provide a convenient option to patients treated elsewhere, who live in the Denton area. Ricky Harris, DO, FACC, serves as medical director of the program and will supervise cardiac rehabilitation care plans.

Experienced rehabilitation specialists work collaboratively to customize cardiac rehabilitation plans to meet patients' individual needs. Typically lasting six to 12 weeks, the program's exercise activities are carefully planned and monitored by the specialists. Educational components may include diet and nutrition counseling, medication information and stress-reduction techniques.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help patients rebuild physical strength and maintain healthy lifestyles after a cardiac event or cardiovascular surgery. The program is also appropriate for patients with chronic conditions, such as coronary artery disease or heart failure, who can benefit from exercise and risk-factor modification.

Located on the second floor of the medical office building on the campus of The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, the facility features a workout room with treadmills, exercise bicycles, recumbent cross trainers and hand weights. The center's address is 2817 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 230, Denton, TX 76208. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Physicians may refer a patient by calling 469.530.3912 or toll-free at 1.844.616.5588.

WORLD HEART DAY

Denton, TX — (September 29, 2016) — ​World Heart Day on Sept. 29 is the World Heart Federation’s (and the world’s!) biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read the full news release on World Heart Day »​

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton Receives Pathway to Excellence Designation®

Denton, TX — (September 22, 2016) — The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton received the official Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on September 22, 2016. Read the full story on the designation »

the heart hospital Baylor Denton receives chest pain center with primary pci accreditation

​Denton, TX — (August 31, 2016) — The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton has received full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) on August 31, 2016. Accreditation expires on August 31, 2019. Read the full story on the accreditation »

THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON VOTED ONE OF THE NATION'S BEST OVERALL PATIENT-RATED HOSPITALS - AGAIN

PLANO, TX — (July 6, 2016) — The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton has been recognized as one of the nation's "Top 55 hospitals patients would definitely recommend" by Becker's Hospital Review.

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton earned a rating of 93 percent compared to the national average of 71 percent. View the full list on the Becker's website »​

Data was pulled from the CMS' Hospital Compare website and is based on survey responses between July 2014 and June 2015, the most recent information available. Results are based on hospitals that had 91 percent or more of their patients reporting yes, they would definitely recommend this hospital in their HCAHPS Survey.

THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR PLANO AND THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON EARN FIVE STARS IN LATEST CMS HOSPITAL COMPARE RATING

PLANO, TX — (June 6, 2016)​ — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released their latest Hospital Compare star ratings of the nation’s 3,544 hospitals and health care facilities and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton each received five star ratings for “Patients’ Experiences” – the highest score possible. Ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures included in Hospital Compare.

The two hospitals are the only two health care facilities within the Baylor Scott & White Health Care System to earn the coveted five star rating for “Patients’ Experiences.” Additionally, each hospital is the only hospital in its respective market to earn the highest rating possible. Of the nation’s 3,544 hospitals and health care facilities evaluated in the latest CMS Hospital Compare analysis, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton are two of only 168 entities that received five star ratings, ranking both hospitals in the top five percent in the United States.

“This recognition by CMS confirms that the synergy created by rigorously trained cardiovascular physicians, our clinical and non-clinical staff, care environment, medical excellence and our signature five star service results in safe, quality, compassionate care and a memorable guest experience,” said Mark A. Valentine, president, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton.​​

​CMS released it first Hospital Compare star ratings on April 16, 2015. View the Medicare.gov | Hospital Compare Website »

THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON RECEIVES ACCOLADES FROM BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW

DENTON, TX — (April 11, 2016) — The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, with an impressive score of 92 percent, has been listed as one of the 65 top hospitals in the country whose physicians always communicate well with their patients, according to a recently published list in Becker's Hospital Review.

According to Becker's, the national average for patients rating their physician as "always" communicating well is 82 percent.

The list published by Becker's is comprised of hospitals across the country about which at least 92 percent of patients reported on their Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey that their physician "always" communicated well. Read the full announcement from Becker's Hospital Review »

THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON RECEIVES PRESS GANEY AWARD

DALLAS, TX — (December 21, 2015) — Baylor Scott & White Health's three heart hospitals received major patient satisfaction awards from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a national consulting firm specializing in health care performance. All three received the Guardian of Excellence Award. Read the full news release on the Press Ganey Award »

Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Now an Option in Denton

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton performs first surgery of this kind in Denton

DENTON , TX — (Sept. 1, 2015) — Denton's first minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery was performed on June 19, 2015, at The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton. Minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery procedures allow surgeons to perform isolated valve surgery on high-risk patients, such as the very elderly for whom open heart surgery may not be the best approach or those requiring repeat procedures. Read the full news release on cardiothoracic surgery options »

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton Celebrates First Year Anniversary

DENTON, TX — (April 22, 2015) — We pulled out the grills for a celebration at The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton (THHBD) on Wednesday, April 22, when hospital leadership cooked up a thank-you meal for their staff. The city's first cardiovascular specialty hospital has reason to celebrate:

  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton has earned highest patient satisfaction scores among the North Texas hospital division of Baylor Scott & White Health.
  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton performed more than 100 cardiothoracic surgeries during its first year.
  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton introduced to the Denton community the "Living for Zachary Heart Screening," a special screening program for youth ages 12-22 that can help detect heart abnormalities that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. THHBD collaborates with the Living for Zachary Foundation.

Recommend The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano? 93 Percent Say, 'Yes'

This impressive percentage has landed The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (THHBP) on Becker's Hospital Review list of the "Top 55 Hospitals Patients Would Definitely Recommend." Read the full article from Becker's Hospital Review »

Watch Kenneth Ferguson's Video



The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton is now open on South Mayhill Road. A new medical facility providing Denton residents advanced healthcare close to their home. "A $79.00 screening saved my husband's life.”

Ribbon Cutting

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton - Ribbon Cutting

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, Joint ownership with physicians, the City of Denton and the Denton Chamber of Commerce celebrated the completion of renovation and construction on the new cardiovascular hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 5, 2014. Cutting the ribbon is David Brown, MD, President of the Medical Staff, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Joint ownership with physicians. Pictured to his left is Gary Brock, President and Chief Operating Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas. Pictured to his right is Mark A. Valentine, President, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.

Also pictured left to right are: The Honorable Chris Watts, Mayor of Denton; Larry Parker, Chairman, Denton Chamber of Commerce Board; Brad Morgan, Vice President of Operations, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Holding the ribbon from left to right are Tim Smith, Chamber LEAD Delegate and Benjamin Smith, DC, Chamber LEAD Delegate.

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The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton is now open on South Mayhill Road. A new medical facility providing Denton residents advanced healthcare close to their home.

Intensive Construction

Denton Record Chronicle February 27, 2014 - A $20 million expansion of Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, formerly North Texas Hospital, is underway to add six intensive care suites and a cardiovascular operating room, in addition to interior renovations already completed, officials said. "With that [addition], it's a 22-bed hospital dedicated to heart and vascular health, where the facility will do everything from cardiovascular wellness to open heart surgery," said hospital president Mark Valentine. Read the full article on the hospital expansion »

New Technology: 256-Slice CT Scanner First
in Denton County



February 6, 2014 - What can you do in one second? Snap your fingers, blink your eyes, or get a diagnostic scan on a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner? You can do all of those things in one second, but the one that may help save your life is the 256-slice CT scan. R​ead the full article on the CT scanner »

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton Opens

January 6, 2014 - On Jan. 6, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton began treating cardiovascular patients at its newly remodeled location, 2801 South Mayhill Road, Denton. The 68,580-square-foot, 16-inpatient bed specialty hospital offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services. Read the full article on the hospital opening​ »

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