Our Story

“The new ‘mark’ represents the coming together of many providers with one focus – the patient we serve, at the center of our efforts,” said Joel Allison, chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health. “Like building blocks, each element of the mark represents the contributions of those of different experiences, backgrounds and beliefs, coming together to form the health care organization we are today and the ideal patient experience. Its cross shape pays respect to the Christian heritage of the organization. And, like a compass, its four directions point to potential  expansion.”


The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare.

Known for exceptional patient care for more than a century, the two organizations serve adjacent regions of Texas and operate on a foundation of complementary values and similar missions. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White health plan.

Over the years, Baylor and Scott & White have worked together as members of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, the Texas Care Alliance and Healthcare Coalition of Texas and are two of the best known, top-quality health care systems in the country, not to mention in Texas.

After years of thoughtful deliberation, the leaders of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare decided to combine the strengths of the two health systems and create a new model system able to meet the demands of health care reform, the changing needs of patients and extraordinary recent advances in clinical care.

With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, Baylor Scott & White Health stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations.