Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
Baylor Hospital has offered quality, comprehensive care with a caring, human touch since it first began.
Beloved citizen Dr. Minnie Lee Lancaster is remembered to have said, "Medicine is still an art, with science only a helpmate, and sad is the patient who meets a physician without an individual touch."
Drs. Ed and Minnie Lancaster touched many lives by first opening the Grapevine-Clinic Hospital in 1953. And out of their dream and hard work evolved Baylor Regional Medical Center today.
Both newcomers and Grapevine citizens have relied on Baylor Hospital for years, and now our neighbors in Northeast Tarrant, Southwest Denton, and Northwest Dallas counties also have access to quality medical care here in Grapevine. To reflect the addition of high-level tertiary care services, Baylor Hospital was officially renamed a regional medical center in 2004. Baylor currently serves residents in more than 20 cities thoughout the DFW region.
This hospital, which has ben part of the Baylor system since 1981, cares for about 45,000 patients a year.
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This 2-year, $90M expansion project makes the hospital amoung the lagest in the Baylor Health Care System of 30 owned and affilited hospitals, based on numer of beds. The new patient tower debued this month with 40 new beds, bring the total to over 300. The tower includes space for an additional 68 beds. Thie expansions adds a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a cardiovascular center, space for four new operating rooms and nine emergency department beds. It also expands radiology and women's services.
Baylor Grapevine is an outstanding facility that continuously achieves quality patient outcomes and national recogniton for its quality efforts and medical care. A few highlights of advancements and accomplishments include:
Emergency Department. Last spring, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine began a $9.2 million, 19-month-long expansion of its Emergency Department (ED). On-going construction will almost double the square footage of the existing facility, helping meet the growing demand for exceptional emergency care. New features in the facility include larger and more patient treatment rooms, a point-of-care testing lab, a computerized tomography scanner, ambulance access with a direct route from Hwy 114 and SH 26, and a new paperless physician and nursing documentation system with direct access from any hospital computer.
Additionally, Baylor Grapevine recently opened a new 24-bed telemetry monitoring unit, a sleep laboratory, a spine center,and a second cardiac catherization laboratory to better serve the residents of Northeast Tarrant County.
Cardiovascular Nursing Unit. In September, 2009, Baylor Grapevine opened its new Cardiovascular (heart) unit, housing 16-beds, which features the 'universal-bed concept'. Using this model, patients will stay in one room during their hopitalization with the appropriate level of care brought to them. Prior to this unit, cardiovascular patients would go to multiple parts of the hospital to receive care. "What this (unit) represents is patient-centeredness," Philip Hecht, M.D. said. Baylor has other cardiovascular units as well as a dedicated heart hospital in the Dallas metroplex, but this is the first of its kind in northeast Tarrant County.
Interventional Radiology Suite. This new interventional radiology suite will allow patients who come in for a diagnostic test or procedure to choose personalized decor for the wall of the exam room. The Ambient Experience Radiology Suite program patients will be able to push a button on a small screen and the color, lighting, music and scenery will change to their personal liking. Baylor Grapevine will be the third hospital in the country to offer this program, beginning July, 2009.
Parking Garage. Construction of an 864-car space parking garage located near the emergency department, is expected to open in the fall, 2009.