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09/30/2013

Baylor, Scott & White complete merger

Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Temple-based Scott & White Healthcare said Monday they completed their previously announced merger, creating the state's largest not-for-profit health system. The combined organization, named Baylor Scott & White Health, has 43 hospitals, more than 500 clinics and other care sites, 6,000 affiliated physicians  and 34,000 employees. It has annual revenue of $8.3 billion. Its web site is www.BaylorScottandWhite.com

“Over time, patients in the communities we serve will begin seeing the new brand Baylor Scott & White Health emerge,” said Joel Allison, CEO of the new company. He previously led Baylor.   “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.” Dr. Robert Pryor, CEO of Scott & White, becomes president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer of Baylor Scott & White Health.

The organizations announced their merger plans in December. In the Tarrant area the new system operates Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Baylor Grapevine., Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, and Baylor Trophy Club.

-- Jim Fuquay

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