$5,000 Donation to Collin County Adult Clinic

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano President Jerri Garison recently presented a representative of the Collin County Adult Clinic with a $5,000 donation to help support the medical needs of the underserved population in the Plano area.  On-hand to receive the donation on behalf of the Collin County Adult Clinic was John Ernst, Executive Director, Collin County Adult Clinic.

For the past eight years, Collin County Adult Clinic has served the indigent and uninsured adult residents of Collin County with primary medical care. Since 2005, the Clinic has operated as a 501 (c)(3) corporation to help ensure the funds provided to the Clinic treat the most people possible. The Clinic provides on average $275 hard dollar value per patient visit. Because the clinic's business model is based upon 100% volunteer support, the cash cost to provide this $275 is only $55. Baylor Plano's donation of $5,000 will pay for 125 patient visits, and leverage $30,000 in care for the indigent and uninsured of Collin County.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women's services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano and at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano. The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecology and prostate procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System.  The hospital has won several quality awards including being named a 2010 Texas Award for Performance Excellence recipient and being designated a Pathway to Excellence™ hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor recorded $3.9 billion in total assets and $468 million community benefit. For more information, visit www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano.

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As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com