Baylor Scott & White Health continues to expand its presence in Austin with the construction of its first medical center in the area, located at 5251 U.S. Hwy 290. The new facility is slated to open in 2019 and will serve the fast-growing Austin population.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Austin Oak Hill will offer inpatient hospital services, as well as primary care and specialty care clinics. Patients will benefit from greater care coordination through a single electronic medical record, allowing hospital and clinic caregivers to work together seamlessly and prevent unnecessary medical tests, reduce wait times and ultimately improve the patient experience. In addition, patients will benefit from walk-in appointments and extended hours of operations, including weekends, offered by most clinics.
"We continue demonstrating our commitment to Central Texas communities by improving access to high-quality, comprehensive healthcare," said Jay Fox, president of Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region. "We couldn't be more excited to announce the construction of our first medical center in Austin at Oak Hill and look forward to delivering safe, high-quality care and service to residents in this vibrant and growing community."
Baylor Scott & White is also building medical centers in Buda and Pflugerville, in addition to Austin. The future sites will complement existing medical centers in Round Rock, Lakeway, Taylor and Cedar Park, as well as more than 30 Baylor Scott & White clinic locations spanning Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Baylor Scott & White recently announced an expansion of its Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation clinics in the area, which include an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lakeway and 22 outpatient rehabilitation facilities.
"Communities' needs are ever-changing, and providing a range of services will help make healthcare more convenient for the people we serve," said Robin Watson, MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region. "By offering convenient access points to serve communities throughout our five-county service area, we are showing what we mean by our focus on wellness, not just sick care."
For information on how Baylor Scott & White is serving the Austin community, please visit ATX.BSWHealth.com.
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
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