Baylor, Scott & White CEOs
Confident Their Systems Will Mesh
D Healthcare Daily
Baylor Health Care System and Temple-based Scott & White last week began their year-long due diligence to determine whether their systems are compatible.
The organizations announced in December their intent to merge to create the largest not-for-profit health system in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
In a joint telephone interview, Baylor chief executive officer Joel Allison and Scott & White chief executive officer Robert Pryor, MD, insisted the companies are a good fit.
The new entity will be called Baylor Scott & White, with more than 34,000 employees, 42 hospitals, more than 350 other patient-care settings and $6.7 billion in annual revenue. Allison will be CEO of the new company and Pryor will be the chief operating officer.
Pryor said, “We have a long history of working together. From the 50,000-foot level—and even the 25,000-foot level—we haven’t seen any snags. That’s really encouraging. We almost have the same strategic plan, mission and vision. Our cultures are entirely compatible and complementary.”