Baylor, Scott & White to combine systems
Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Temple-based Scott & White Healthcare have scheduled p.m. news conferences to announce what they are calling "the creation of the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas." Baylor has more than 30 hospitals in North Texas, including locations in Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine and Trophy Club. Scott & White manages "12 hospital sites, two additional announced facilities, more than 65 clinic locations and a 240,000+-member health plan."
The Waco Tribune reported in March that there were serious negotiations in the works between Dallas-based Baylor and Temple-based Scott & White, "but both systems have been mum in recent months," according to the Texas Tribune.
-- Jim Fuquay