Will Gov.-elect Abbott eye Medicaid expansion dollars?

In the weeks since the November election, three anti-“Obamacare” Republican governors are attempting to parlay Medicaid-expansion dollars into insurance access for their low-income constituents. Will Gov.-elect Greg Abbott do the same in the Lone Star State? Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee last month said the Obama administration verbally has approved a plan that offers vouchers … Continue reading Will Gov.-elect Abbott eye Medicaid expansion dollars?

Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Leaders of Baylor Scott & White Health and the Cleveland Clinic are joining in Dallas this morning to formally announce a collaboration that Modern Healthcare recently called “another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.” Under the alliance, three Baylor Scott & White hospitals will become the exclusive providers for Texas and Oklahoma cardiac … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Irving assistance dog training center announcement, graduation revisited [video]

Last month, Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison unveiled plans to build the first Texas training center for Canine Companions for Independence, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, in Irving. The new center is to be named Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus. The announcement came during … Continue reading Irving assistance dog training center announcement, graduation revisited [video]

Integration after the merger: the hard work begins

This is one in a series of blog posts marking the one-year anniversary of the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Health. Post-merger integration is hard work. Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) executives acknowledged that and moved quickly to ensure the new organization melded as seamlessly as possible. BSWH formed two … Continue reading Integration after the merger: the hard work begins

CEOs say Baylor Scott & White Health merger made strategic sense

This is one in a series of blog posts marking the one-year anniversary of the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Health. The former chief executive officers of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Health say there was no urgency to merge. It simply made strategic sense for both. Joel … Continue reading CEOs say Baylor Scott & White Health merger made strategic sense

Meet 4 assistance dogs, their new human partners

Four assistance dogs and their new human partners graduated this morning from an intensive training program with the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence. The ceremony took place at Baylor Medical Center at Irving following an announcement of a new collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health and Canine Companions, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs. … Continue reading Meet 4 assistance dogs, their new human partners

Irving assistance dog training center plans unveiled

Baylor Scott & White Health today unveiled plans to build the first training center in Texas for Canine Companions for Independence, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs. The collaboration was announced during an event this morning at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. The campus, to be located adjacent to Baylor Health Center at Irving-Coppell, … Continue reading Irving assistance dog training center plans unveiled