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Baylor Health Care System Facts: Did You Know?

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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2011

http://www.baylorhealth.com/About/Pag... - Baylor Health Care System is a network of 26 hospitals with more than 3,400 beds in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.

DID YOU KNOW? During the Great Depression, Baylor created the first pre-pay health care program. Today it is known as Blue Cross. Baylor established the first blood bank in 1939 and founded the American Association of Blood Banks in 1947.

If "Baylor Babies" were a city, it would be the size of Arlington, TX.

In the '80s, Baylor revolutionized nursing by creating the Two Days Alternative scheduling plan. It is now used in hospitals around the world.

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has the lowest heart failure re-admission rate in the country.

According to Consumer Reports, Baylor University Medical Center has the highest patient satisfaction rating of any teaching hospital.

Baylor serves almost 5 people per minute.

In 2011 Baylor opened the largest outpatient cancer in North Texas -- a 10-story, 467,000-square-foot home of hope, the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

Baylor is not waiting on health care reform. By 2015, it will embrace a new model known as the accountable care organization.

To learn more about Baylor's history, visit our interactive timeline: http://www.baylorhealth.com/About/Pag...

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