Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in 1954,
Baylor St. Luke's has over 900 adult beds, including a 20-bed neurological ICU for neurology and neurosurgery patients. The neurological ICU at Baylor St. Luke's has
In addition to its renown in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Baylor St. Luke's is the home of the Texas Heart Institute. Established in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's advances the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education, and patient care and, since 1990, has been recognized
In Spring 2002, the Denton A. Cooley Building was dedicated, further enhancing the level of quality cardiovascular care. The 10-story building features a 500-seat auditorium, a Telemedicine Conference Center, a museum, heart information center,
Baylor St. Luke's has long been recognized for excellence. In 2001, it was the first hospital in Texas to receive designation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. Baylor St. Luke's was also named to Fortune's 2004 list of "100 Best Places to Work," selected by the Houston Business Journal as the top-ranked organization in Houston on its annual "Best Places to Work For" list, and included among Modern Maturity's "50 Best Hospitals"—the only hospital in Texas to be featured.
Dr. Jose I. Suarez is the director of the Neurovascular/Critical Care Program at Baylor St. Luke's. He has published extensively in prominent journals such as New England Journal of Medicine and Neurology. He leads a team of five neuro-intensivits and two neuro-hospitalists to provide state-of-the-art care for neurology patients at Baylor St. Luke's. He has written a comprehensive neuro-critical care textbook. He is also the chair of the Clinical Trials Committee of the Neurocritical Care Society. He is extremely active in resident education. He lectures daily when on service, teaches a neurovascular/critical care module for residents, and is also the fellowship director for neurocritical care at Baylor St. Luke's.
Baylor St. Luke's is also home of the Baylor College of Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This center runs a four-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and has an active epilepsy surgery program.
For more information on Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, visit http://www.stlukeshouston.com/.