Newswise — Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, opened its newest full-service hospital today in Austin.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Austin, located at 5251 W. U.S. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735, becomes the System’s first hospital within Austin city limits. In addition to the hospital, a multi-specialty medical clinic will be located on the same campus as part of a comprehensive model of care.
The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes an emergency department, comprehensive inpatient care, surgical services and diagnostic services. Clinic services include cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, podiatry, pain management, general surgery, breast surgery, 3D breast imaging, and urology.
“This medical center and clinic highlight our commitment to bring comprehensive care services to the Austin community in one convenient location,” said Jay Fox, president, Baylor Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock Region. “It is because of the community’s support and collaboration that we are now able to serve their healthcare needs through this facility.”
At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Austin, patients can benefit from greater care coordination, as hospital and clinic caregivers collaborate on care through a single electronic medical record. This helps to reduce unnecessary testing, decrease wait times, and improve the patient experience. Baylor Scott & White patients can also make use of the System’s mobile app and online tool, MyBSWHealth.
“Opening this hospital furthers our commitment to increasing access to quality care for residents living in this growing area of Austin,” said Robin Watson, MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock Region. “While this hospital will provide a number of services, our focus remains on keeping patients healthy through preventative care and education.”
With today’s opening of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Austin, Baylor Scott & White now has eight hospitals and more than 70 access points serving a five-county Central Texas area. The hospitals are in Austin, Round Rock, Lakeway, Taylor, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Buda.
For information on how Baylor Scott & White is serving the Austin community, visit www.BSWHealth.com/Austin