Baylor Scott and White Out as Operator of Carrollton Hospital

Sana Healthcare has entered an agreement with Metrocrest Hospital Authority to operate MHA’s 216-bed acute care hospital in Carrollton, which was known as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton since 2009. The agreement will go into effect on March 1, 2020. “Sana Healthcare shares our vision of maintaining and growing a true community hospital to serve one of the fastest growing areas of North Texas,” said Charles B. Heath, MHA Chief Executive Officer via release. “Sana executives bring decades of senior level experience to this opportunity and have a vision for utilizing and expanding services at the hospital.”… Full Story

Grand Opening: The $140 Million Ventana by Buckner

Dallas only luxury high rise retirement community had its grand opening last week, celebrating the opening of the $140 million project from Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services. “Already a strong culture of friendship and community has emerged in just a few short months since our first members moved in, and that was on full display today as we had a large turnout of members and their families attend today’s ceremony,” said Chuck Childress, executive director of Ventana by Buckner via release. The community consists of two twelve story towers and 189 independent living residences between 950 and 2,000 square feet. There… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White is a Top 10 Military Friendly Employer

Baylor Scott & White Health was ranked seventh in the country on Viqtory’s 2020 list of Military Friendly Employers for Government/Non-Profit organizations. The list evaluates organizations that emphasize recruiting, hiring, retention, advancement, support and policy compliance. Many of Baylor Scott & White’s facilities are located near Fort Hood and other military properties, and the organization participates in Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, which helps transition veterans to civilian careers. The Baylor Scott & White Research Institute’s research center called the Warriors Research Institute is working on new treatment and improving care for military veterans and emergency responders as well. “We’re committed… Full Story

BSW Heartburn Research Finds New Solution to Symptoms

Research conducted by Baylor Scott and White Health found that the 66 percent of patients using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for persistent heartburn have symptoms that are not caused by acid production, as previously assumed. PPIs reduce stomach acid levels and are considered optimal treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. However, even after taking PPIs consistently, approximately 30%-40% of patients complain that their heartburn or GERD symptoms still persist.  “There is a huge misconception among patients and physicians that heartburn means GERD” says Dr. Stuart Spechler, Chief of Gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The study evaluated… Full Story

Look: Buckner’s $140 Million Senior High-Rise Partners with Baylor

Nonprofits Buckner and Baylor Scott and White are partnering at Ventana, Dallas’ first luxury senior living towers. The $140 million residential community opened last week, and includes other partnerships with Cooper Wellness Strategies and Chef Stephen Pyles as well. The two twelve-story towers include 189 independent living apartments, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that range from 950 to 2,000 square feet. There is also a rehab facility with in house therapy team, three Stephen Pyles – inspired restaurants, an indoor heated pool, spa and salon, movie theater, and outdoor lounges. The… Full Story

A New VA Facility Could be on the Way to North Texas

The former Baylor, Scott and White hospital in Garland may provide another healthcare option for veterans if a bipartisan group of North Texas Congress members gets their way. A letter from Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) made the argument to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie last week. Baylor closed the 470,000 facility in 2018 after years of “significant financial losses,” and is willing to donate it to the VA, according to McClatchy DC. The letter describes how the $400 million donation would be a wise choice for the VA, allowing them to serve… Full Story

Meet Baylor’s Chief Diversity Officer

Guwan Jones has a heart for the underserved. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, home to fierce school integration battles in the late 1950s, gave her an understanding of the Civil Rights movement and inspires her work today. She oversees workforce development and diversity initiatives at Baylor Scott and White Health. “Diversity means all similarities and all differences,” she says. “It’s racial; it’s ethnic; it’s the first language you spoke; it’s your political affiliation; and it’s how you view the world. Although we teach a lot about cultural things, I make a note to help people understand that folks are… Full Story

How to Embrace the Transition to Menopause and Not Lose Your Mind

Tiffany Jackson is a physician with Baylor Scott & White Gynecology Specialists. Don’t ask her to deliver your baby—her practice is exclusively in gynecology. As a woman in the throes of the “change of life,” I asked the expert to share her insights and survival tips.  I tell people that the day you think you’ve lost your mind is the day you know you’ve started menopause. Is there a way to actually test for it? With regard to losing your mind, you’re probably referring to some of the mood changes that might occur with the transition. As the ovaries are… Full Story

Baylor Scott and White Health Named Employer of Excellence by PA Group

The American Academy of Physicians Assistant’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management named Baylor Scott and White Health an Employer of Excellence, joining Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and others as the first healthcare organization in Texas to receive the honor. The award honors organizations that uphold five principles for PAs: Establishing a supportive culture, providing opportunities for impacting the organization, informing about organizational activity, giving leadership opportunities, and managing conflict. The center noted Baylor’s Advanced Practice Professional Council to work on onboarding and retention for PAs and leadership classes for up-and-coming leaders in the system. “Advanced practice professionals… Full Story

How Community Health Workers at Baylor are Reducing Trips to the Hospital

As healthcare costs continue to rise, stakeholders are looking for ways to bring down costs. Dallas is one of the most expensive places in the country to receive healthcare, and emergency room visits and hospital admissions are two of the most expensive contacts a patient can have with the healthcare system. Consumers, payers, and even health systems are looking for ways to reduce these high cost visits. One might think that hiring more nurses or social workers might provide patients contact that could help keep them out of the hospital, but at Baylor Scott and White, a grant has helped… Full Story