Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health is an integrated care delivery network that aims to be a trusted leader and innovator in value-based care delivery, customer experience and affordability.
With 52 hospitals, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, Baylor Scott & White offers the full continuum of care with 7,500 active physicians providing primary care and award-winning specialty care at more than 1,100 access points throughout Texas and via virtual touchpoints.
Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. In addition to receiving accolades for outstanding patient care, the health system conducts critical research through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, serves more than 220,000 members through the Scott and White Health Plan, and continuously works to improve care coordination for more than 700,000 covered lives through its Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance.
Baylor Scott & White was the most awarded not-for-profit health system in Texas for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Three of its hospitals — Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano — were recognized among “The World’s Best Hospitals 2020” by Newsweek magazine. The system is also consistently voted a top employer for military veterans.
Baylor Scott & White began offering a new model of primary care in September 2019 with transparent pricing and easy-to-use technology that allows North Texas employers and employees to tailor their healthcare needs. The model, called direct primary care, offers predictable and transparent costs, a greater chance of reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits, improved patient-doctor relationships, better health outcomes and greater patient satisfaction. Employers can control healthcare costs, offer a valuable benefit to employees, and potentially have a more productive workforce.
“Building on our century-long legacy of providing high-quality care for Texans, we are committed to making healthcare safer, more convenient, easier to navigate and more affordable for those we serve. It’s at the core of who we are.” Jim Hinton, Chief Executive Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
While Baylor Scott & White Health is headquartered in Dallas, its reach stretches across North and Central Texas. The system’s leadership team continuously explores opportunities to increase access to care and pursue sustainable growth initiatives.
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple – the only dedicated pediatric facility between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin – expanded in October 2019, allowing it to treat an additional 10,000 patients per year with added space in its emergency department and outpatient rehabilitation clinic areas.
In December 2019, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station announced a new expansion that will allow the team to treat an additional 1,700 patients a year.
The system’s newest full-service hospital, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Austin, opened in January 2020, following the opening of the first full-service hospital in Hays County in September 2019. With these two sites, the health system now has eight hospitals and more than 70 care sites in the fast-growing Austin-Round Rock area.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving announced the completion of Phase I of its two-phase $150+ million renovation project in February 2020. Phase II is slated for completion in 2021.
The system opened a new sports and orthopedic center in Waco in February 2020. The innovative center boasts industry-leading technology and equipment, primary care and preventive medicine, 48 exam rooms, advanced diagnostic imaging, an orthopedic surgery center and an expansive sports therapy center with indoor and outdoor sports performance areas.
Opening in 2021, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge is expected to provide more than 18,000 nights of free lodging annually for cancer patients and their caregivers while traveling to receive care from any of North Texas’ premier medical centers. It is located on property donated by Baylor Scott & White Health adjacent to its Baylor University Medical Center campus.