Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital to Expand Cardiology Services in Waxahachie

New $47 million expansion of Baylor Scott & White campus in Ellis County now underway


New Medical Office Building rendering for
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, construction underway   

WAXAHACHIE, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas*, a nationally recognized leader in innovative, comprehensive cardiology patient care, is expanding to Ellis County, part of a $47 million campus expansion for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

Built on a tradition of excellence in collaboration with cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons on the medical staff, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular – Dallas is a part of the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health, known collectively as a system dedicated to a patient-centered culture, innovative programs and services, and clinical research.

“We are excited to make our nationally recognized cardiovascular services available to more communities in Ellis County by offering services closer to our patients' homes," said Nancy Vish, president and chief nursing officer, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular in Dallas and Fort Worth**. “With this move, we continue our commitment to research, community, and patient education."

Addressing the community's medical needs with the full continuum of heart care
“Heart disease is the region's primary cause of hospitalization, and patients have already benefitted from having local cardiologists. By adding sub-specialty physicians to the medical staff at our Ellis County hospital — such as interventional cardiologists that perform catheterizations and electrophysiologists that treat a-fib with pacemakers and defibrillators — area residents will have expert heart care close to home," said Will Turner, president, Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie. “Our care team will now be able to extend advanced cardiovascular care to our patients with the same level of expertise patients receive at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular – Dallas."

Expanded services will include several cardiovascular interventional services, electrophysiology treatments, and non-invasive services, such as high-speed cardiac CT, cardiac ultrasound and other non-invasive testing. New catheterization rooms, electrophysiology labs, and an outpatient nursing unit will also be part of the expansion project, which will add 85,000 square feet of space. The anticipated completion date for the expanded services is spring 2023.

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas opened in 2002 as the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. Providing inpatient and outpatient services focused on preventive heart health and comprehensive cardiovascular disease management, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital cares for patients who travel nationally and internationally for heart care and treatment. The hospital has been recognized for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition®, an international distinction for excellence in nursing services given to only 7% of the hospitals in the United States. The hospital was recognized and rated as high performing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Attack and Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report; repeatedly given the highest attainable rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare 5-Star Quality Rating System. For more information about Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, visit bswhealth.com/heart-and-vascular-hospital/

*Joint ownership with physicians

** Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth is licensed as an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) by the Texas Department of State Health Services and operates as a hospital outpatient department of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas pursuant to the Medicare provider-based facility regulations. Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital includes joint ownership with physicians. Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth is a separately licensed hospital. Both organizations are a part of Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 1,100 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