Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
Baylor Medical Center at Uptown is a surgically focused specialty hospital that serves all people through exemplary health care and community service. Baylor Medical Center at Uptown’s mission is:
“to provide first-class health care services for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families”.
Baylor Medical Center at Uptown is a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), United Surgical Partners International, and local physicians. Baylor Scott & White Health and United Surgical Partners International have created this exceptional health care hospital and the ability to provide first-class surgical services by partnering with the most talented physicians, medical and hospital staff in the area. We are proud that many of our physicians have chosen to have ownership in this hospital. Their ownership enables them to have a voice in the administration and policies of Baylor Medical Center at Uptown. The physician’s involvement ensures the highest quality of care for our patients. Baylor Medical Center at Uptown meets the Federal definition of a physician-owned hospital. A list of the hospital's physician owners is available upon request.
A Long History in Dallas
Mary Shiels Hospital provided service to the community for 47 years. It was founded by Mary Shiels who served as the business office manager for several eye, ear, nose and throat (EENT) surgeons who had offices near the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus. In 1942, as the ENT practice dissolved, Mary Shiels offered to lease the building and re-open it as a hospital specializing in ENT surgical care. She borrowed $1,000 from a local bank and opened what would eventually become Mary Shiels Hospital.
At the time, Mary Shiels was a single working mother of two boys, Henry and Rob, the sole caregiver for her elderly parents, and one of very few professional women who owned their own business. In 1963, Mary Shiels used her home as collateral for a loan to purchase a plot of land on Lemmon Avenue on which Mary Shiels Hospital was built. She and one of her sons served as administrators of the hospital for decades.
Baylor Medical Center at Uptown Highlights:
- Opened as Mary Shiels in 1963 and re-opened as Baylor Medical Center at Uptown in 2011
- 63,000-square-feet facility green facility
- 6 operating suites and 1 procedure room
- 24 beds to include 4 higher acuity beds with full telemetry monitoring
- 4 room emergency department
Surgical Specialties offered:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Spine surgery
- Pain management procedures
- General surgery
- Ear, nose and throat surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Ophthalmology surgery
Accreditation - Baylor Medical Center at Uptown is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations. See our Joint Commission Report
LEED Green Certification – Baylor Medical Center at Uptown received LEED certification in April 2011, making it the first so certified hospital in Dallas. LEED creates design and construction standards to encourage development of efficient, innovative, and sustainable buildings. They encourage strategies aimed at improving: energy savings, water efficiency, emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Our Values – EDGE - Every Day Giving Excellence
Contact Information – Please contact us if you have any questions at 214-443-3000. Baylor Medical Center at Uptown is located at 2727 E. Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.
Baylor Medical Center at Uptown is a hospital in which physicians have an ownership or investment interest. The list of physician owners or investors is available to you upon request. We are fully licensed by the state of Texas and are Medicare certified. Our facility is also accredited by The Joint Commission. We are an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International, and partnered with local physicians. Physicians are members of the medical staff and are neither employees nor agents of Baylor Medical Center at Uptown, United Surgical Partners International, Baylor Scott & White Health, or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates. Baylor Medical Center at Uptown complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.