Breeding Grounds for the Best Healthcare
At the core of Temple’s health and life sciences industry is the Temple Medical and Educational District, established in 2009 to promote future development around existing industry assets, where some of Texas’ greatest healthcare institutions are putting world-class healthcare at the fingertips of Central Texas.
Leading medical device, life sciences and biotech companies in Texas are setting down roots in Temple, including Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the State of Texas; McLane Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital between Dallas and Austin; and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the largest VA medical consortium in Texas and fourth largest in the United States.
Minutes away and near Temple College, Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals recently opened a new $23 million, state-of-the-art facility on a six-acre campus, adding to Temple’s world-class medical facilities. Everest CEO Jay Quintana emphasized Temple’s talented workforce as a key factor in providing care at this new facility. “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation hospital and a remarkably trained staff for the benefit of Central Texans,” Quintana said.
Local entrepreneurship is fostered by the Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), which was created by legislation to support the economic development of Central Texas with a focus on health and bioscience. THBD is the only organization of its kind in Texas and is publicly funded by the citizens of Temple.
Temple’s diverse list of colleges of sciences and technology are growing the health and life sciences workforce of tomorrow, bolstered by a comprehensive medical education cluster, including Texas A&M University-Central Texas and Temple College. In 2020, Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine announced plans to open a new medical school campus in Temple as part of a partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health. The new campus is slated to open in fall 2023 with an inaugural class of 40 medical students with plans to increase by 40 students per year, welcoming 160 students over four years. The Texas Bioscience Institute at Temple College promotes a skilled medical and biotechnology workforce at the high school level by offering students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours in STEM curriculum and even earn an associate degree by their high school graduation.
Facts & Figures
Baylor Scott & White Health
Largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas
Temple Health & Bioscience District
Incubator for early-stage health and life sciences companies
McLane Children’s Hospital
Recently-expanded hospital treating 30,000 emergency pediatric patients annually
Market leader in quality compliant compounded sterile products
Ascension Medical Group
One of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S.
Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals
In 2019, Dallas-based Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, LLC opened a cutting-edge rehabilitation hospital in Temple, where it now employs 120.
VA Medical Center
The largest VA medical consortium in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System serves more than 250,000 veterans each year.
Training & Education
Many of the healthcare professionals who serve Temple patients graduate from regional institutions like the Texas A&M University – Central Texas and Temple College. At the high school level, Temple ISD’s Career & Technical Education Center and Belton ISD’s Career & Technical Education offer hands-on learning and certification in health sciences.Learn More
STEM at TBI
The Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) at Temple College offers STEM-based programs to high school students, transitioning military personnel, and other degree-seeking individuals to grow the region’s share of skilled medical and biotechnology workers.Learn More
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