More than 40 percent of Temple, Texas’ workforce is employed in healthcare, a number made possible by cutting-edge medical facilities, including the only Level I Trauma Center and the only children’s hospital between Dallas and Austin. Founded in Temple, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas. Early-stage biotech companies can take advantage of Temple Health and Bioscience District to grow their startup with access to bioscience offices, laboratory facilities, and networking opportunities with key healthcare employers.
Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest not-for-profit healthcare 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 healthcare 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.
A stand-alone pediatric facility opened in the fall of 2011, the new Children’s Hospital is the only acute care pediatric hospital between Dallas and Austin, featuring a state-of-the-art emergency department with child-sized equipment.
In 1995, three Central Texas VA Centers were merged into the present consolidated health care system. The Olin E. Teague Veteran’s Center in Temple cares for the majority of general medicine and surgery patients. The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is the largest VA medical consortium in Texas and fourth largest in the United States, with 10,000+ in-patients and 615,000 out-patient visits annually.