DALLAS and TEMPLE, TX (September 30, 2013) — The governing boards of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare announced today the completion of the merger of the two health systems to form the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas.
The deal creates a new $8.3 billion* organization with the vision and resources to offer its patients continued exceptional care while creating a model system for an industry undergoing fundamental transformation.
The new Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. It will be guided by a combined team of leaders from both Baylor and Scott & White.
Joel Allison, chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care System, is now the chief executive officer of the new Baylor Scott & White Health. Robert Pryor, MD, president and chief executive officer of Scott & White Healthcare, is now president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer of Baylor Scott & White Health. Baylor Scott & White Health is based in Dallas and Baylor Scott & White Health Service company is based in Temple. The service company supports the new organization’s facilities by providing corporate functions such as human resources and information technology.
A unified board of trustees is comprised of 16 individuals with an equal number of representatives from each organization. Drayton McLane, Jr. serves as chair of the unified board. Jim Turner serves as chair-elect.
“Over time, patients in the communities we serve will begin seeing the new brand Baylor Scott & White Health emerge,” said Joel Allison, chief executive officer, Baylor Scott & White Health. “We are building a new national model for health care delivery engineered to meet the demands of health care reform, the changing needs of patients and payers and the extraordinary advances in clinical care.”
Baylor and Scott & White first announced the merger plans in December 2012 and signed a definitive agreement in June 2013.
“Over the past ten months, our two teams have worked diligently to complete our merger,” said Robert Pryor, MD, president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Health. “Through our work together, we have confirmed that our two cultures are a good match. We share common values, most notably a commitment to teamwork and delivering the highest quality patient-centered care.”
Baylor Scott & White Health will continue to honor its individual entities’ 100+ year legacies, including Baylor’s Christian ministry of healing.
“Baylor Scott & White Health combines and builds on our strengths as recognized health care leaders, along with our shared values, history of innovation and strong leadership,” said Drayton McLane, Jr., board chairman, Baylor Scott & White Health. “Baylor Scott & White Health will be a national leader.”
“The combination of Baylor and Scott & White’s geographic diversity and reputations for clinical excellence strengthen both organizations during a time of significant change,” says Jim Turner, chair-elect, Baylor Scott & White Health. “We have a strong platform for advancing the health of not only each patient we serve, but also the population of the state and the country.
For more information, visit www.BaylorScottandWhite.com.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued exceptional care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The new system includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For More Information Visit www.BaylorScottandWhite.com
About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4.1 billion in total operating revenue, $5.3 billion in total assets and $539 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2012 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services). Baylor’s network of more than 360 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ joint ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 190 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.
About Scott & White Healthcare
Scott & White Healthcare is a non-profit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, Texas. Among the leading health systems encompassing one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive health care enhanced by medical education and research. During fiscal year 2012, Scott & White recorded more than 2.5 million patient encounters, $2.0 billion in total operating revenue, $2.4 billion in total assets (as of August 31, 2012) and $328 million in community benefit. Scott & White Healthcare includes 13 acute care hospital sites, one emergency hospital site, one additional announced facility, and over 140 clinics at more than 70 primary care and specialty clinic locations throughout Central Texas providing adult and pediatric care in 46 medical specialties. Integrated, high-quality care is delivered by a dedicated staff of more than 14,000 (including approximately 1,200 physicians and scientists and more than 300 specialized health care providers).
* total assets based on unaudited fiscal year 2013 financial statements