HOUSTON – The boards of Baylor Scott & White and Memorial Hermann have decided to merge into a combined system to create the largest health system in the state of Texas.
Officials with the two faith-based organizations said they share like-minded visions for the future and wanted to create a system that will further strengthen the communities and advance the health care of Texans.
“This is about two mission-driven organizations -- both committed to making safe, high-quality health care more convenient and affordable -- building something transformative together,” said Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. “We must lead the change in our industry, while insisting we continue to fulfill our unwavering commitments to meeting the needs of all Texans."
"Together, we believe we will be able to accelerate our commitments to make care more consumer-centric, grow our capabilities to manage the health of populations and bend the unsustainable health care cost curve in the state,” said Chuck Stokes, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “Through this combined system, we have a unique opportunity to reinvent health care and make a profound difference in the lives of millions of Texans."
Together, both health systems will include 68 hospitals, more than 1,100 care delivery sites and about 14,000 employed, independent and academic physicians, as well as two health plans. The systems currently record nearly 10 million patient encounters annually, according to a press release.
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