Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs

Ongoing work at Baylor Scott & White to stabilize rising health care costs continues to serve as a model “of the kinds of changes to health care that we need to be successful,” The Dallas Morning News writes in an editorial today. The piece specifically highlights the recent announcement that the system’s Accountable Care Organization, the Baylor Scott … Continue reading Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs

5 helpful tips for Sunday’s Dallas marathon runners [video]

If you’re gearing up for Sunday’s metroPCS Dallas Marathon, you’ve probably been training for months. But there are some key measures that you’ll want to take in the days and hours before the race, as well as during and after the marathon, to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Scott Quinby, MD, the medical director of … Continue reading 5 helpful tips for Sunday’s Dallas marathon runners [video]

Dallas Marathon’s Team Audrey to feature ‘miracle’ Baylor patient

Audrey Self’s recovery since a Dallas car accident that nearly killed her in November 2013 has been a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the message that the 21-year-old’s longtime teacher, friend and mentor, Cynthia Anway, recalls Self sharing with her at one point during her treatment at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Intensive Care … Continue reading Dallas Marathon’s Team Audrey to feature ‘miracle’ Baylor patient

Dallas Ebola forum Wednesday night includes Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

Two Baylor Scott & White Health representatives will join a panel of doctors and local leaders on Wednesday evening to discuss the regional response to the deadly Ebola virus and “critical takeaways from the crisis,” according to an announcement about the event. William Sutker, M.D., medical director of infectious disease and epidemiology for the Baylor … Continue reading Dallas Ebola forum Wednesday night includes Baylor Scott & White Health representatives

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]

$500 million in donations for Baylor Health Care System Foundation

The Baylor Health Care System Foundation has raised more than $500 million since its inception in 1978, The Dallas Morning News reports today. Per The News: It passed that milestone because of gifts from many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading citizens, including $20 million from the Sammons family and the men and women of Sammons Enterprises … Continue reading $500 million in donations for Baylor Health Care System Foundation

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

Editorial: Baylor changing health care model, lowering costs

It’s no secret that health care in America is undergoing rapid change. But that doesn’t mean your costs must continue to rise. Through the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA), our organization is transforming care by linking your doctors and specialists, reaching out to the patients who are suffering the most and cutting back … Continue reading Editorial: Baylor changing health care model, lowering costs

Ebola, skin cancer, doctor training changes among this week’s top health headlines

Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: The largest Ebola outbreak in history is spurring concerns that the deadly virus could make its way from West Africa to America. The Dallas Morning News reports: “Public health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to the U.S. is low, but some infectious-disease … Continue reading Ebola, skin cancer, doctor training changes among this week’s top health headlines