The Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, also known as Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, is located the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas, Texas. The hospital is an acute-care facility for treating some of the most difficult tertiary cases in North Texas. The hospital opened its doors in 1996 with 300 beds and 200 physicians, however, through years of success, now the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has over 890 beds and approximately 1,200 physicians.
A primary focus for the hospital is to transform healthcare by consistently investing in advanced technology, such as their recent investment in software tools like BrainSuite, which processes magnetic resonance images of the human head, as well as state-of-the-art electrophysicology bi-plane operating rooms.
In 2008, the hospital launched a program in which physicians specialized in critical care are available 24 hours a day in the medical and surgical intensive care units, a program that helped to eliminate ventilator-associated pneumonia, central line infections, and pressure ulcers.
Services Offered At Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas
For diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, there are different imaging services at the hospital, such as CT scanners, a diagnostic radioisotope facility, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multislice spiral CT, single photon emission CT and ultrasound.
Facilities such as a birthing room, neonatal intensive care, infection isolation room, and cancer services are provided to inpatients. Other services like heart surgery and heart catheterization diagnostic or treatment are only available to adults. There’re also end-of-life services, for hospice and pain management, and psychiatric care, which includes partial hospitalization and psychiatric emergency services.
Outpatients can rely on bariatric services, mammograms, chemotherapy, extracorporeal shock lithotripter, kidney dialysis, physical rehabilitation, substance-abuse and stop-smoking programs, HIV-AIDS services, among many others. Different types of centers are also available, such as a fitness center, a sleep center, a women’s health center, and an urgent-care center.
The Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas provides support services for patients and families as well, which can help with government services, chaplaincy and pastoral care, support groups or patient ombudsmen. Transportation for elderly or handicapped and translation assistance are also comprised.
Certifications and honors
The Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the American College of Radiology, the Texas Department of Health and Lamaze International for childbirth education.
The hospital’s excellence in nursing services was recognized two times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in the form of Magnet designations. Only approximately 3 percent of U.S. hospitals are honored with Magnet re-designation.
Presbyterian was the first Dallas hospital to receive Cycle IV Chest Pain Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a designation attained after meeting stringent evaluation. The Joint Commission also offered the hospital accreditation for emergency stroke care.
The American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) designated the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, one of the top honors for weight-loss surgery programs in the United States.