Merger creates major new health system


Baylor Healthcare System and Scott & White Healthcare have merged to form the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas.

The deal creates a new $8.3 billion organization that 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 Healthcare 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 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 healthcare delivery engineered to meet the demands of healthcare reform, the changing needs of patients and payers and the extraordinary advances in clinical care.”

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