ALS Ice Bucket Challenge renews interest in disease

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to draw headlines and high-profile participants, bringing an enormous level of attention to the worthy cause of fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. With a reported $70.2 million in donations to the ALS Association since the end of July, it’s tough to argue that the challenge is not a very good thing … Continue reading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge renews interest in disease

What does it mean to make the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings?

Baylor Scott & White Health officials are celebrating this week the ranking of seven system hospitals on this year’s U.S News & World Report Best Hospitals list. But with a seemingly growing list of hospital rankings and accolades every year, it can be difficult to decipher what they all mean or which ones matter most. Officials here … Continue reading What does it mean to make the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings?

Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation

During World War II, federally imposed controls prohibited employers from raising wages to attract workers, but the War Labor Board at that time decided that “fringe” benefits, such as health insurance, didn’t count as wages. And that was the rise of employer-sponsored health insurance as we know it today—a way for companies to differentiate themselves … Continue reading Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation

WATCH: What’s Behind the New Baylor Scott & White Health Logo

The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the coming together of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. “The new ‘mark’ represents the coming together of many providers with one focus—the patient we serve, at … Continue reading WATCH: What’s Behind the New Baylor Scott & White Health Logo

What’s the Cost of Not Incentivizing Preventative Care?

When 50-year-old Michael Kelly recently ended up in a Dallas emergency room, he was told his diabetes was out of control and was now threatening his life. He already knew he was diabetic—he was actually diagnosed 10 years earlier, but he says he simply wasn’t eating right or taking care of himself and didn’t realize … Continue reading What’s the Cost of Not Incentivizing Preventative Care?