Baylor, Scott & White opens $80M hospital — 5 insights


Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health expanded into Austin, Texas, building a hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, The Statesman reports.

What you should know:

1. The nonprofit health system spent $80 million on the facility.

2. This is Baylor Scott & White's eighth hospital. It also operates several health clinics in the area.

3. Administrators do not have patient estimates for the four-story facility, but the hospital does have 25 patient rooms with telemedicine capabilities.

4. The facility also specializes in breast care services, to meet demand from the community.

5. Only three floors of the hospital are open currently. The fourth floor was left intentionally empty to accommodate growing demand for future services.

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