PM&R Acute Care Dallas

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 952-bed acute-care facility located near downtown Dallas. Initially opened in 1903, Baylor University Medical Center is a distinguished teaching hospital and is frequently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation.

Advanced services include:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Heart, lung, kidney and liver transplantation
  • Level III-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • The nation’s first Joint Commission-certified left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation
  • DNV-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Joint Wellness Program
  • North Texas’ first dedicated cancer hospital, including stem cell and bone marrow transplantation

The Rehabilitation Team

The rehabilitation team at Baylor University Medical Center consists of 23 Occupational Therapists, 37 Physical Therapists, eight Speech-Language Pathologists, one Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, three Physical Therapy Assistants, 10 Rehab Aides and numerous PRN staff.

The clinical staff at Baylor University Medical Center also hold specializations, certifications and positions in the following areas:

  • Geriatric Clinical Specialty
  • Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialty
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialty
  • Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialty
  • Certified Lactation Counseling
  • Certified Neonatal Therapy
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapy
  • Board of Directors Members of ABPTS
  • Board-Certified Specialty in Swallowing/Swallowing Disorders

The rehabilitation team provides services in the acute care hospital with opportunities in their Joint Wellness Program. They also provide services in many outpatient clinics, including pulmonary rehab and the asthma clinic.

Research and Process Improvement Projects

The rehabilitation team has worked hard on research and process improvement projects, including:

  • “Move In The Tube”
  • Mobilization of Patients with Femoral Lines
  • Published research and dissemination of information regarding: Efficacy of using FEES Compared to VFSS to Diagnose Laryngeal Penetration and Aspiration in the NICU Patient
  • Determining the Efficacy and Safety of Cranial Support Device in NICU
  • Creation of the Early-Parenting Perception and Performance Scale: EPPS
  • Neurogenic Bowel Program in Acute Care
  • Comfort Feeding Protocols in Palliative Care and End of Life Care
  • ICU Early Mobility/ABCDEF bundle
  • Mobility Tech Pilot