St. Lukes Medical Center - North American Hospitals Supplement
CHI St. Luke’s
Health: A new era in healthcare
The world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the
largest medical complex in the world with more than 7.2 million visits
per year – is home to CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical
Center (Baylor St. Luke’s).
As part of a six-hospital health system, Baylor St.
Luke’s is a quaternary care facility in Houston that is dedicated to a
mission of enhancing community health through high-quality patient care
in caring for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Led by Wayne
Keathley, President, Baylor St. Luke’s has embarked on a new era in healthcare
through significant alliances that position the hospital at the forefront
of transforming the delivery of healthcare in Texas and the United States.
In the heart of the Texas Medical
Together, Texas Heart Institute, an internationally recognized leader
in cardiovascular care and CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical
Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) form one of the largest heart centers in the
world for research and treatment.
The strategic alliance with Baylor College of Medicine,
one of the top medical schools in the United States, adds a level of research
capabilities and collaboration that paves the way for even more revolutionary
discoveries – from regenerative medicine to the development of next-generation
History of making history
Since 1962, Texas Heart Institute, founded by Denton A. Cooley, MD in
1962, has been leading world-class physicians in performing research to
better understand the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Now, CHI St. Luke’s Health is continuing to make life-changing breakthroughs
- eliminate heart disease,
- discover more methods of prevention, and
- save more lives than in any other era in medical history.
Texas Heart Institute
- FIRST successful heart transplantation in the United
- FIRST implantation in the world of an artificial heart
in a human
- More than 100,000 open-heart procedures performed
- FIRST in the U.S. to implant a pacemaker enclosed
in a mesh envelope embedded with two antibiotic agents that provide
site-specific antibiotic protection
- THI surgeon, Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier has performed
more heart transplants and left ventricular assist device implantations
than any other surgeon in the world
The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine offer
the best minds in cancer treatment backed by the renowned researchers
of Baylor, improved outcomes through comprehensive, personalized care,
and access to the latest clinical trials. We are at the forefront of personalized
medicine, replacing traditional treatments with targeted therapies based
on each individual’s unique biology and the exact characteristics of their
The National Cancer Institute awarded the Dan L. Duncan
Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation
of a NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The comprehensive status
designation moves the Duncan Cancer Center into an elite class of 45 centers
from around the country whose programs demonstrate significant depth and
breadth in basic, clinical and translational research, research into cancers
most affecting their communities, clinical care, outreach and education
activities, as well as cancer epidemiology and prevention programs.
Experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
at Baylor College of Medicine specialize in the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease. We are one of
only a few comprehensive breast care centers in the country focused exclusively
on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease and breast cancer.
First lung institute in Texas
Baylor College of Medicine, NCIDesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center,
and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive,
multi-specialty Lung Institute in Texas, with a team of specialists led
by worldrenowned lung disease expert and surgeon David Sugarbaker, MD.
From asthma to lung cancer, the Institute offers advanced technology and
individualized treatmentbacked by Baylor’s top-ranked genetics program,
to patients from all over the world.
“If you’ve been told you have a difficult case, this
is where you come,” said Dr. Sugarbaker, Director of the Lung Institute
and Professor and Chief of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery at
Baylor College of Medicine. “Patients come to us based on the reputation
of the Lung Institute team for providing hope as well as superb medical
care in even the most difficult medical conditions.”
The Institute combines experts from more than a dozen
pulmonary, surgery and related specialties at Baylor College of Medicine
and Baylor St. Luke’s and taps into the resources of internationally recognized
genetics and genome sequencing programs. This collaborative approach to
lung diseasetreatment means that patients are provided more options for
a course of treatment.
The NeuroScience Center at Baylor St. Luke’s takes a comprehensive approach
to evaluation, treatment, and longterm management of neurological diseases,
while providing the expertise of leading neurologists, neurosurgeons,
neuroradiologists, and neurophysiologists.
Baylor St. Luke’s houses specialized neurospecific
clinical units, which include a 20- bed Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, a 42-bed
Neuro Acute Care Unit, and dedicated Neurosurgical operating room suites.
All of the neuro-specific units have RNs that are NIH Stroke Scale certified.
Interventional Neuroradiology at the NeuroScience Center has garnered
international recognition for cutting-edge technology in the prevention
and treatment of neurovascular diseases.
The Neurovascular Center, launched in 2005, offers
multidisciplinary expertise from renowned interventional neuroradiologists.
Neurointensivists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons all work collaboratively
with neurointerventional radiologists to offer many treatment options
for neurovascular disorders. In addition, they also work closely with
internal hospital specialists to utilize diagnostic capabilities. Baylor
St. Luke’s is the first in Houston to operate CyberKnife in a clinical
setting for treatment of intracranial tumors that continues to offer new
hope to patients who have surgically complex tumors.
Luke’s Medical Center facts
- Ranked as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Cardiology
& Heart Surgery for 25 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
- Member of one of the nation’s largest health systems:
Catholic Health Initiatives
- FOUR-time ANCC Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence
– highest honor bestowed to a hospital for nursing
- Cares for patients representing more than 70 countries
around the globe
- Collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine
one of the top medical schools in the U.S. and its Dan L. Duncan Cancer
Center is a NCIDesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of less
than 50 in the nation
- Home of Texas Heart Institute (THI) featuring world-renowned
physicians and the birthplace of the world’s first heart transplantation
- To date, Baylor St. Luke’s has performed more than
250,000 cardiac catheterizations, 115,000 open-heart surgeries, and
1,200 heart transplants
- Baylor St. Luke’s and Texas Heart Institute have made
some of the most important and groundbreaking medical discoveries in
cardiovascular history, including the nation’s first successful heart
transplant, the world’s first artificial heart transplant, and unprecedented
advancements in preventative care.
- Recipient of Get with The Guidelines – Stroke Silver
Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association in 2015 for its exceptional Comprehensive Stroke Program
- Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
(IAC) in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and PET imaging.
International Services at Baylor St. Luke’s extends
a gracious welcome to patients and families from around the world. Our
multilingual professional team stands ready to manage all your medical
services needs and related matters to make your stay with us more pleasant.
- Second opinion
- Physician appointments and scheduling Language assistance
- Hotel reservations and long-term housing
- Air travel and ground transportation
- Air ambulance assistance
- Business center for patient and family members (e-mail,
fax machines, photocopiers)
- Spiritual support for all faiths
- Specialized in cultural needs
- Purchasing of medical equipment
Business development initiatives
CHI St. Luke’s offers clinical rotations for interested physicians and
maintains affiliations with institutions and societies to benefit local
communities through collaborative information exchange.
The International Services staff is available to answer
your calls, faxes, and e-mails between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
(Central Time), Monday through Friday (except U.S. holidays). If an emergency
arises after office hours, dial the office number and the on-call international
representative will assist you.
• Telephone: +1800-670-3924
• Fax: +1-832-355-3002