National Nurse Anesthetist Week celebrates the best kept secret in nursing

If you’ve ever had surgery, an MRI, or a Cesarean section, you’ve probably encountered one of Scott & White’s certified registered nurse anesthetists without even knowing it. Scott & White staff CRNA, Pamela Chambers said nurse anesthetists are the best kept secret in nursing. “Most people don’t know what CRNAs are until they actually have … Continue reading National Nurse Anesthetist Week celebrates the best kept secret in nursing

Find out what a nurse practitioner does and the benefits of choosing a NP for your medical care

If you’ve ever been to your doctor’s office and they ask you if you would like to see the nurse practitioner instead, you may be wondering what a nurse practitioner is. What is the difference between a nurse practitioner and an MD? “A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) with additional specialized education at … Continue reading Find out what a nurse practitioner does and the benefits of choosing a NP for your medical care

Former Scott & White CEO to chronicle job transition from physician administrator to philanthropy

In just a decade, Alfred Knight, MD, led the transformation of Scott & White Healthcare system from a single hospital in Temple with 16 clinics to the largest multispecialty health system in Texas, comprised of 12 hospital and hospital partner sites, more than 60 clinics, a health plan and multiple subsidiaries. When Dr. Knight stepped … Continue reading Former Scott & White CEO to chronicle job transition from physician administrator to philanthropy

Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Over the past year, Scott & White leadership has been talking about our values and how they form the framework of the culture at Scott & White. Many staff members have shared their ideas on what makes us unique and how each individual impacts the whole. Our culture initiative is centered on unique stories of … Continue reading Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

October 6-12 marks Physician Assistants Week, an observance designed to highlight the contributions of a very important member of the healthcare team. Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret test results, provide preventive care counseling, assist in surgery … Continue reading Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

Making donating blood part of your Summer routine

Summer is a particularly important time for blood donations. Because people are out having fun during the summer months, the need for blood significantly increases due to traumatic accidents. At the same time, more adults and students are on the go in the summertime — family vacations, mission trips, summer jobs, volunteering — so they … Continue reading Making donating blood part of your Summer routine

Scott & White EMS: Where they’ve been and where they’re going

Scott & White EMS has been in service since 1985. It started out as primary specialty care transport units to provide outlying areas the needed transportation back to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX. The medical transportation has evolved into a larger process and much needed transportation service for the hospital in today’s … Continue reading Scott & White EMS: Where they’ve been and where they’re going