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Most Notable News from 2016

Baylor Scott & White and Tenet will co-own Texas hospitals

Jan 5, 2016 – Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Baylor Scott & White have closed on a deal to co-own five hospitals in northern Texas. Baylor, based in Dallas, has become the majority owner of Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Lake Point Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland. Four of the hospitals are currently owned by Tenet. The facilities will operate under the Baylor Scott & White brand. Read Article

Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively', Could Infect 3M to 4M in Americas

Jan 28, 2016 – The World Health Organization warns that the virus is "spreading explosively" and will likely infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas this year. Watch Video

Baylor Dallas to become one of first U.S. hospitals to offer uterine transplants

Jan 29, 2016 – Baylor University Medical Center announced it will be among the first in the U.S. to conduct a clinical trial of uterus transplants. Researchers hope to implant wombs in 10 women with absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI) -- meaning they have a uterus that is non-existent or non-functioning. Read Article

Officials break ground on new Round Rock cancer center

Mar 8, 2016 – Baylor Scott & White Health is building a 100,000-square-foot cancer care facility in Round Rock to meet the demand for local health care in a growing city. The four-story cancer center and medical office building will be located at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Round Rock. Read Article

Mitchell Schnurman: How research alliance gives Baylor medical school, Baylor health system 'tremendous power'

Mar 9, 2016 – The Baylor College of Medicine is returning to Dallas in a novel way. It's teaming with Baylor Scott & White Health on a joint research program that aims to create breakthrough therapies for patients and attract more federal research funds. Read Article

McKinney Man Undergoes First Artificial Bridge to Heart Transplantation in North Texas

Mar 16, 2016 – A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas successfully performed a heart transplant on a patient being kept alive with a total artificial heart. Read Article

Baylor Scott & White Health Selects TVU Networks to Expand Live Video Transmission Capabilities

April 18, 2016 – Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, has selected TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, to provide live HD video solutions for the health system. Read Article

Ribbons, tears and wagging tails as companion dogs graduate from Irving school

May 13, 2016 – Maria Bruno gently pets her five young dogs, a tinge of sadness showing on her face. Nina VI, Jazz V, Nieve, Pensee and Hallow (born on Halloween, naturally) are all leaving the tutelage of the assistance dog trainer to join new families, where their skills can make life easier for people with disabilities. Read Article

Baylor Scott & White names CNO of Waco hospital: 4 things to know

May 16, 2016 – Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health has named Becky Hardie, BSN, RN, the new CNO of its hospital in Waco, Texas, effective May 16. Here are four things to know about Ms. Hardie. Read Article

Summit brings new concepts to care

Jun 4, 2016 – The Digital Summit held last week brought some innovative concepts to Texas and Baylor Scott & White Health. Read Article

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Begins Construction of New Five-Story North Tower

Jun 7, 2016 – The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano announces a $100 million expansion project that will add a five-story tower attached to the 116-bed hospital and better meet the growing needs of patients. Read Article

Cowboys' partnership with Baylor Scott & White at The Star gives team first-of-its-kind advantage in NFL

Jun 15, 2016 – The Cowboys' reach extends beyond football. The franchise constantly looks for ways to leverage and enhance its brand with select partners. Wednesday's announcement that Baylor Scott & White Health will partner with the club, building a nine-story, 300,000 square foot facility adjacent to the Cowboys' new world headquarters, is the latest example. Nothing else like it exists in the NFL. Read Article

Baylor Scott & White to acquire Lakeway hospital

July 7, 2016 – Baylor Scott & White Health, which operates 46 hospitals in Texas, will acquire the hospital operations of Lakeway Regional Medical Center, officials announced Wednesday. Read Article

Dallas ER docs recall 'organized chaos' on night of shooting

Jul 9, 2016 – For the emergency medicine team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, the scene Thursday night was difficult to absorb, even for those used to working on combat frontlines. Read Article

Trauma Nurses Process Emotions One Week After Dallas Police Shooting

Jul 15, 2016 – Physicians and nurses at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas treated several of the police officers and civilians shot during the ambush on law enforcement last Thursday night in downtown Dallas. At the front lines of the trauma department were nurses Erick Jenkins, Brad Blacketer, Brittany Fairchild, Greg Terry and Kaley Almanza. Read Article

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes 15 Baylor Scott & White Health Hospitals

Aug 2, 2016 – Baylor Scott & White Health leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" 2016-2017 publication, released today. Together, 15 Baylor Scott & White hospitals received national rankings or high-performing ratings, more than any other health system in Texas. Read Article

New S&W surgical science building planned

Aug 18, 2016 – Baylor University Medical Center announced it will be among the first in the U.S. to conduct a clinical trial of uterus transplants. Researchers hope to implant wombs in 10 women with absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI) -- meaning they have a uterus that is non-existent or non-functioning. The announcement received significant coverage both locally and nationally. Read Article

'Star' sports therapy center aims to be a global destination for athletes

Aug 21, 2016 – "We want to make North Texas the safest place in the country to play sports," Joel Allison, president and CEO of the state's largest not-for-profit health care system, said in announcing plans for Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star. Read Article

Pop Up Market Provides For South Dallas Residents

Sep 9, 2016 – Jessie Davis of Dallas fills a bag with purple hull peas, tomatoes and cabbage. Her goal of eating fresh, healthy vegetables just got a little easier, and far more affordable, after making a visit to the Farm Stand at Baylor Scott & White’s Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute. Read Article

4 Breakthrough Uterus Transplants Performed in the U.S.

Oct 5, 2016 – Four American women have received womb transplants from living donors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TIME learned exclusively. This is the first time living-donor womb transplants have been performed in the United States. Read Article

Baylor Scott & White names Jim Hinton as new CEO

Oct 10, 2016 – Baylor Scott and White Health has named Jim Hinton, 57, as new CEO of the Dallas-based health system. Effective Jan. 16, he will succeed Baylor's retiring president and CEO, Joel Allison, who has led the organization for 23 years. Read Article

Special award for College Station hospital

Nov 14, 2016 – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station is a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently performed in the top five percent of hospitals in patient experience. Read Article

Turmeric, the spice of life

Nov 20, 2016 – Not far from the surfer’s paradise of Hanalei, on Kauai's north shore, grows a spice as golden as a Hawaiian sunrise that might just offer our bodies the same kind of healthy glow. Read Article

Finding New Ways To Treat The Centuries-Old Disease Of Tuberculosis

Nov 30, 2016 – According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis now kills more people worldwide than HIV/AIDS, and cases of the disease have increased in Texas. In 2015, there were more than 1,300 cases of tuberculosis reported in the state. Read Article

Joel Allison given Lifetime Achievement Award, among winners of D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Dec, 2016 – D CEO began its Excellence in Healthcare awards two years ago to honor standouts in the industry from the previous 12 months. But we also hoped it would be a summation of the year in North Texas healthcare. This year, perhaps more than the others, you'll see the trends that are moving the industry embodied in the winners. Read Article

For Texas Family, Premature Baby's Survival a Christmas Miracle

Dec 25, 2016 – When Watson Breeden was born in October, she weighed a stunning 11 ounces and doctors gave her just a 20 to 30 percent survival rate — today she is now thriving and growing. Watch Video

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