Mission: Baylor scott & white health exists to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a christian ministry of healing.
Programs: See schedule oscott & white memorial hospital is a faith based, nonprofit hospital providing exemplary patient care services to the residents of bell county and the surrounding communities since 1904. Locations include scott & white medical center - temple (sw temple), a 640-bed acute care hospital and baylor scott & white mclane children's medical center, a 48 room children's hospital. Collectively, both locations as well as other outpatients departments functions as a major patient care, research and medical education center of the southwest and serves local, national and international patients. This hospital is affiliated with baylor scott & white health (bswh), a faith based nationally acclaimed network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities providing quality patient care, medical education, medical research and other community services to the residents of north and central texas. As the largest not-for-profit health care system in texas and one of the largest in the united states, bswh was born from the 2013 combination of baylor health care system and scott & white healthcare. Today, bswh includes 48 hospitals, approximately 1,000 patient care sites, more than 7,800 active physicians, over 48,000 employees and the scott & white health plan. Sw temple is one of the system's two flagship hospitals and provides inpatient and outpatient medical services to treat individuals with diseases, illnesses and injuries of varying complexities. Services include providing patients with innovative methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and support consistent with a quality teaching and research hospital. Multidisciplinary interaction among physicians helps ensure comprehensive care for all stages of illness through all stages of life. Many of the major health care programs have received national recognition and honors, including the level i trauma center and neonatal intensive care unit. During the fiscal year, sw temple admitted 32,132 patients resulting in 165,697 patient days; delivered 2,469 babies, and received 73,631 emergency department visits. Baylor scott & white mclane children's medical center admitted 2,931 patients resulting in 12,954 patient days, and received 27,660 emergency department visits. Additionally, these hospitals provided community benefits (as reported to the texas department of state health services and in accordance with the state of texas statutory methodology) of $196,630,017 and provided community benefits (as reported on the internal revenue service (irs) form 990, schedule h) of $144,627,662 during the tax year. See schedule h for more information regarding these services and how the hospitals promote the health of the communities.
see schedule obswh is the primary teaching affiliate to the texas a&m university system health science center college of medicine (the "college of medicine"), with the sw temple main campus being the primary bswh teaching location. Bswh and clinical facilities in college station, tx, round rock, tx, brenham, tx and taylor, tx also participate in teaching activities. The college of medicine is a fully accredited, seven year medical school. Currently more than 200 medical students receive their basic science and clinical training at bswh. Virtually all physicians on the scott & white clinic, an affiliate of bswh, staff hold faculty appointments at the college of medicine and teach classes for first through fourth year students. A full four year medical education program was recently initiated on the sw temple main campus. With support from bswh, the college of medicine intends to expand to an annual class size of 200 during the next five years, with four year campus locations at bswh facilities in temple, round rock and college station. Bswh also hosts rotations for fourth-year students from many other medical schools. The bswh graduate medical education program currently consists of 39 resident and fellowship programs with 468 residents and fellows receiving training for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2017. Bswh hosted medical students in their 4th year rotations from more than 50 different universities. Sw temple self-funded approximately $86 million to support medical education activities during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017. The main sw temple campus serves as the clinical campus for the scott & white college of nursing at the university of mary hardin-baylor in belton, texas. A baccalaureate degree program is offered through the school of nursing. Sw temple also facilitates the clinical training of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses in cooperation with temple college and central texas college in killeen, texas. A master's of science in nursing degree program is offered through texas a&m university-corpus christi. In total, more than 1,000 nursing students rotate through sw temple annually. Bswh also hosts allied health-training programs in its own name and in affiliation with other academic institutions, taught by nationally recognized physicians and professionals. These training programs and seminars are open to all medical professionals, as well as internal staff. During the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017, approximately 19,333 physicians and 8,847 medical professionals attended continuing medical education programs hosted by bswh.
see schedule oone of the cornerstones of sw temple's mission is providing quality patient care with a focus on research activities. Efficiencies are gained through innovation. The focus of much of the research is to find innovative & cost-effective ways to treat patients, while increasing patient safety, improving quality and focusing on better outcomes. Sw temple has the following research departments, centers and institutes: cancer research institute, cardiovascular research, center for applied health research, center of cell death and differentiation, center for bone, joint and spine research, clinical simulation research, digestive disease research center, ophthalmic research, neuroscience research, podiatric research, division of research, family medicine, and ob/gyn research. The cancer research institute has been created to partner research and clinical care. The mission of the cancer research institute is to find effective cancer therapies quickly and cost-effectively. The vasicek cancer treatment center, a part of the scott & white cancer institute, is a state-of-the-art facility that offers highly-specialized and coordinated care in one location. Patients and their families have one-stop access to cancer diagnosis and treatment, backed by research and education. Cvri is a joint effort of the texas a&m health science center, bswh and central texas veteran's health care system. This unique program pairs the world-class research of molecular biologists with clinical applications for the treatment of people suffering from cardiovascular disease or stroke. By discovering better strategies for prevention and intervention of these conditions, the work of the institute will benefit patients and the entire community. To facilitate such research bswh has focused significant efforts on outcomes based research. Sw temple has established the center for applied health research (cahr). This center focuses on diverse research areas, and brings together expertise in many areas such as health services research, community based health research, patient centered safety and patient activation research, along with research mentoring and the academic development of clinicians. The center brings together collaborators from sw temple, texas a&m health science center and the central texas veteran's health care system (ctvhcs). Within the cahr, the patient engagement and safety research program centers on a team perspective in patient care. This program partners patients, family members, clinicians and other community and healthcare providers to create the best possible healthcare outcomes. The research is based on clinical trials, clinical simulation models, program evaluations, patient education and common intervention strategies. The health outcomes core conducts health services research focusing on severe mental illnesses and the management of care for patients with complex medical and psychiatric comorbidities. This group works jointly with sw temple, the ctvhcs, darnall army medical center at the u. S. Army's fort hood, and the center of excellence for research on returning war veterans located in waco, texas. Clinical simulation research is another area directly impacting patients' healthcare quality and safety. The clinical simulation center was created, in collaboration with temple college, to allow healthcare students and providers to design and test new processes and procedures prior to performing them on patients. The clinical simulation center is used by medical and nursing students, residents, fellows, nurses and other healthcare providers. Simulation work enhances communication skills and performance of healthcare providers, preparing them for the realities of patient care. The goal and objective, of the digestive disease research center (ddrc), is to discover and share cutting edge knowledge about the digestive system and the diseases that affect millions in the united states. The sw temple research team consists of basic scientists and physicians from a wide variety of backgrounds with varying interests and disciplines. These combined investigators support the practice of "bench to bedside" research to benefit and contribute to human health. Along with seasoned investigators, the ddrc also believes in training of future scientists and provides an excellent learning environment for the training of undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. Bswh has committed significant resources to establish a one-of-a-kind ophthalmic vascular research program (ovrp). This is a joint effort between the division of ophthalmology at sw temple, the department of systems biology and translational medicine, and cardiovascular research institute at the texas a&m health science center. New theories developed regarding the pathogenesis of various eye diseases as well as potential new therapies proposed and tested in the basic science laboratory, if appropriate and promising, can be taken into the clinical setting to benefit patient care. The neuroscience institute (nsi) at sw temple and texas a&m health science center college of medicine conducts state-of-the-art translational research, with scientific interests including drug and device trials in humans. The nsi is home to an invasive human brain chemistry and electrophysiology lab, neuroinflammation, neurogenesis, a neuromodulation lab, which includes a frameless stereotactic image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulator (tms), an autonomic psychophysiology lab and a functional neuroimaging (fmri) lab. One of the main scientific objectives of the nsi is the multimodal analysis of human brain function in both healthy and diseased populations. Research within the nsi is highly collaborative and expanding, with an internationally recognized team of basic and clinical researchers in the departments of neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences and radiology. The podiatric research team has 12 studies in progress. They have received two national institute of health (nih) grants to fund two five-year studies. The total contact cast (tcc) study focuses on foot wounds, compliance and cost of care and complications. Another study is a collaborative effort with a research team from the u. K. , which will study the recurrence and prevention of foot ulcers. The podiatric research team also has studies sponsored by the american diabetic association (ada) and american podiatric medical association (apma) and are looking into the occurrence of ulcers in diabetic patients that are currently undergoing dialysis and how foot care affects diabetic foot complications. They are also looking into new therapies to deal with treatment of foot infections and open amputations. The division of research, family medicine (dorfam) has current research projects focusing on: bicycle related traumatic brain injuries, weight and contents of backpacks carried by school children, concussions among high school football players and miscommunication as a cause of medication errors in elderly ambulatory patients. Sw temple has developed a virtual data warehouse which promotes comparative effectiveness research. This virtual warehouse allows sw temple to share clinical and research data with other research and healthcare organizations. By partnering with other institutes, the data necessary for effective research is quickly and readily available, resulting in larger and more comprehensive data pools and increasing the cost-effectiveness of research. Bswh employs many physicians, scientists and technicians devoted to various aspects of research programs. During the fiscal year ending june 30, 201 7, there were approximately 555 active research projects, of which approximately 32% are self-funded by sw temple.