In the latest U.S. News and World Report’s global ranking of universities, Baylor College of Medicine ranked #37 globally in the category of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems, and #15 for U.S. institutions. This was driven by publications with total citations ranking #18 globally and papers in the top 10 percent most cited ranking number #26 for Cardiac and Cardiovascular. This high ranking has been due to the hard work of members of Baylor Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research, Physiology and the Cardiovascular Research Institute.
The Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Heart Transplant Program underwent an exhaustive site visit this week, conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The surveyors recommended full accreditation as a CMS-approved Heart Transplant Program, after the site visit found no deficiencies.
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Office of Outreach and Health Disparities has been selected for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2020 SCOPY Award, “Grand SCOPY,” for their “Light the Night Blue: A Colorectal Cancer Awareness Initiative.”
The American Heart Association has recognized Ben Taub Hospital as a 2020 Mission: Lifeline – STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center – Gold Plus. This recognition is based on Ben Taub's continued success in using the Mission Lifeline program, including applying up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.
The Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has achieved national recognition for Age-Friendly Health Systems designation. Age-Friendly Health Systems were founded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, American Hospital Association, and Catholic Health Association of the United States, with the goal of 20 percent of all health systems obtaining this designation by 2020.
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index – Houston has rated Harris Health as the second highest-rated hospital of all Houston institutions. It rates hospitals that best serve people of lower income or education levels and people of color to create a more holistic evaluation of facilities, rating on civic leadership, value of care and patient outcomes. Harris Health also ranked No. 1 nationwide for its “commitment to equity, inclusion and community health.”