New Initiative at Baylor Scott & White Health Helps Military Veterans Advance in Civilian Healthcare Careers

Dick Brooks Servicemen & Servicewomen Continuing Education Fund honors those who continue to serve communities through healthcare

Baylor Scott & White ranked as
Top Military Friendly Employer 2022

DALLAS, Texas – They have served their country and have come home to a new kind of service: promoting the well-being of all individuals, families and communities. Now, a new initiative helps Baylor Scott & White employees who are veterans further their healthcare careers: The Dick Brooks Servicemen & Servicewomen Continuing Education Fund launched this year to offer scholarships beginning in spring 2022.

Named for E. Richard "Dick" Brooks, who served for 30 years on the Baylor Scott & White Board of Trustees, the fund will empower veterans employed at Baylor Scott & White to further their education.

To help relieve some of the financial stress employees may encounter in obtaining additional education or certification, the fund will provide scholarships for tuition, fees and educational supplies such as books and equipment. Baylor Scott & White employees with current or past participation in any of the six branches of the U.S. military can apply for funds to supplement their GI Bill or Hazelwood Program benefits.

"Veterans bring experience, skills and leadership abilities that strengthen the Texas workforce. Baylor Scott & White has made it a priority to help members of the military successfully transition to rewarding civilian careers," said Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White, noting that veterans are employed across the Baylor Scott & White organization, serving in positions ranging from front-line clinical to facilities and maintenance to administrative support and leadership. "These veterans are choosing continued service to their communities, carrying out the mission of Baylor Scott & White, and it’s our honor and privilege to help them advance in their healthcare careers."

More than 2,100 military and veteran employees have chosen to make civilian careers at Baylor Scott & White. As the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, with several facilities near Fort Hood and other military installations, the System is committed to creating a culture that values and welcomes these highly trained, dedicated team members. Baylor Scott & White received VIQTORY's 2021 Top Military Friendly® Employer designation and was the only health system in Texas to be ranked in the top 10. Baylor Scott & White also ranked No. 4 in the government/non-profit organizations category and was recognized for exceeding benchmark standards for the
Military Friendly® designation.

Veterans who are employees of Baylor Scott & White are applying this fall for scholarships that will begin in the spring. Baylor Scott & White has provided the initial funding for the program, and the public is invited to make tax-deductible contributions by visiting

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Julie Smith

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: