Baylor Scott & White Health announced last week the first name change among its Collin County hospitals. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is now Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano. To celebrate the new name and 11th anniversary, the hospital officially lit the new external signs. Many employees, community members and guests were in attendance of this special event. All attendees were entertained throughout the event by a DJ and listened to speakers, Harry LaRosiliere, Mayor of the City of Plano and Jerri Garison, President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano.

The facility opened in December 2004 and is part of the health care system’s North Texas division. The not-for-profit health system, and largest in Texas, will rename its 49 hospitals over time in a fiscally responsible manner. Joel Allison, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, sees the Plano location as a cornerstone of the community they serve and said that every new sign that goes up, “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.”


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.


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.

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...