Baylor Scott & White Health announces the first name change among its Collin County hospitals. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is now Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano. This facility, which opened in December 2004, is part of the health care system’s North Texas division.

To celebrate the new name and 11th anniversary, the hospital will officially illuminate its new external signs at a special event Tuesday, December 1.

“Eleven years ago, we opened these hospital doors for the first time,” said Jerri Garison, hospital president. “Today’s events not only celebrate a new name but also recognize the service given to the community for more than a decade by the clinicians and staff who practice the art of medicine here.”

The nonprofit health system—the largest in Texas—will rename all of its 49 hospitals over time in a fiscally responsible way.

“We at Baylor Scott & White Health are proud to have deep roots here in Texas, with facilities like Plano that are cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Joel Allison, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. “But we are equally excited about the future. Every Baylor Scott & White sign that goes up, including this one, takes us one step closer to our goal of creating a new, exemplary health system to serve as a model for others around the country to follow.”

Lighting Event

What: Lighting of the new Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano sign. DJ will entertain employees, community members, and guests.

When: Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., sign lighting scheduled just before 6 p.m.

Where: 4700 Alliance Blvd., Plano, TX 75093, roof top of the parking garage

Who: Honorable Harry LaRosiliere, Mayor of the City of Plano and Jerri Garison, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano

About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano

Baylor Scott & White–Plano is an award-winning 160-bed hospital located at the George Bush Turnpike and Preston Road serving residents of Collin County and surrounding areas. It is a fully-accredited, nonprofit hospital that provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services including oncology, orthopedics, scoliosis/spine surgery, medical-surgical care and physical therapy.

About Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest nonprofit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The organization now includes 49 hospitals, more than 800 access points, more than 5,800 active physicians, 35,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan.

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