About Baylor Health Care System
Our vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate health care.
– Our Story –
Founded in 1903 as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Health Care System is today the largest not-for-profit health system in North Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area.
Baylor Scott & White Health's mission to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing is now carried out through more than 400 access points including 30 hospitals to more than 2.8 million patients annually.
Baylor Scott & White Health's values of Integrity, Servanthood, Teamwork, Excellence, Innovation, and Stewardship have shaped its growth from the region’s market leader to a health system of national prominence.
A nationally recognized dedication to quality.
Baylor has received some of the highest honors bestowed by the country’s leading health care quality organizations including the Leapfrog Patient-Centered Care Award and the National Quality Forum National Quality Healthcare Award.
Today five Baylor hospitals – Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, And Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital – have achieved The Magnet Recognition Program® designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), the foremost designation in quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Four other Baylor hospitals have been honored with the ANCC Pathway to Excellence®.
And for the past three years, the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas has been recognized for achieving the lowest readmission rate in the country for heart failure patients according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Meeting the needs of the growing number of communities.
Now one of the largest providers of cancer services in Texas, Baylor opened the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital to meet the need for advanced prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and access to clinical trials. These fully integrated facilities offer quality care with staff trained in all aspects of cancer treatment. They are the largest outpatient cancer center and only dedicated cancer hospital in North Texas.
In 2012, the new 95-bed Baylor Medical Center at McKinney opened its doors in one of the region’s fastest-growing communities. And currently, more than $250-million dollars of additional growth projects are planned throughout the system.
Developing programs that are models for other hospitals across the country to follow.
In 2010, the Baylor Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute opened in one of the most underserved areas of Dallas. The unique, $15-million project was brought to life through a public/private partnership between Baylor and the City of Dallas in a ZIP code where residents are three-times more likely to die from diabetes compared to those living in Dallas County as a whole.
The institute’s mission is to save lives through improved diabetes care, education and research and its innovative medical-home model is changing the role hospitals play in communities.
Thought leaders in the rapidly changing health care landscape.
In 2010, Baylor responded to the climate’s uncertainty with Vision 2015, a roadmap through the future of health care. The vision includes creating an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and improving patient care through information technology and new patient-centered models by 2015.
And today, more than two dozen Baylor leaders serve in national leadership positions with organizations including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Gastroenterology Association.
Still dedicated to its mission.
In fiscal year 2012, Baylor provided more than $539 million in charity and unreimbursed care (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services).
It also maintains one of only two Level 1 Trauma Centers in Dallas, one of the largest emergency departments in the nation. Designed to accommodate more than 100,000 critically injured patients annually, the 78,000-square-foot facility provides care for 40 percent of the serious trauma cases in the area.
And Baylor provides primary care to the uninsured through several different models including seven faith-based clinics. One, in downtown Dallas, proved in a 2010 study to reduce emergency department visits by 34 percent and inpatient hospital admissions by nearly 50 percent.
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