First Dedicated Heart and Vascular Hospital in Waxahachie Now Open

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital’s nationally recognized cardiovascular care now available in Ellis and Navarro counties

WAXAHACHIE, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Waxahachie*, an expansion of the nationally recognized Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas*, is now complete.

Part of the largest network of dedicated cardiovascular care between Dallas and Waxahachie, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Waxahachie offers several cardiovascular interventional services, peripheral vascular treatments and non-invasive services, such as echocardiography, echocardiograms and other non-invasive testing. New catheterization rooms and an outpatient nursing unit are all part of the expansion.

"Building on our legacy of innovative, comprehensive patient care, we are proud to expand the continuum of heart and vascular care to Ellis and Navarro County communities," said Nancy Vish, president and chief nursing officer, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular in Dallas, Fort Worth** and Waxahachie. "Our goal is to help our neighbors receive high-quality care closer to home."

"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 fellowship-trained vascular surgeons that treat peripheral artery and vascular disease — 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 quality patients receive at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular – Dallas."

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 two percent of the hospitals in the United States. The hospital was recognized and rated as high-performing in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Attack and Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report The hospital was also 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

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

* Notice Regarding Physician Ownership: Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, including the Waxahachie location, is a hospital in which physicians have an ownership or investment interest. The list of the physician owners or investors is available to you upon request. Physicians provide clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide clinical services as employees or agents of those medical centers.

** 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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