On Monday, June 30, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney celebrated the expansion of its Emergency Department. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce was on hand for the Emergency Department Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Though no one wants to end up in the ER, it’s comforting to know that if you do, you’ll be in good hands at Baylor McKinney. The hospital’s newly expanded emergency department doubles the existing space and adds 12 beds. The expansion also features larger trauma bays and a fast-track area to expedite care for patients with less serious conditions.
“The new ER features flexible space, which enhances our ability to provide safe, quality and compassionate care by allowing our team of providers to get to patients more quickly, and improves the overall patient experience,” says Scott Peek, President of Baylor McKinney.
The ER expansion and additional staffing also helps ensure that patients are seen as quickly as possible upon their arrival. But Peek says the expansion goes far beyond getting patients to see a physician more quickly. “It also improves our ability to provide quality care by allowing us to dedicate space to a wide range of patient needs, from our sickest, most acute patients to those who can be treated efficiently in our fast-track area.”
About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Baylor McKinney, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 95-bed, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital located in McKinney, Texas. The hospital opened in July 2012 and provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services to the residents of McKinney and surrounding communities with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Led by Hospital President Scott Peek, Baylor McKinney has more than 500 employees and a medical staff comprised of over 600 physicians representing nearly 33 specialties. Services at the facility include orthopedics, cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. The hospital is currently undergoing expansion add an additional 48 inpatient beds. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR (422-9567) or log onto BaylorHealth.com/McKinney.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare merged their two systems in 2013 thereby creating the largest not-for-profit health care system in the State of Texas with 46 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 36,000 total employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. For more information, visit the website at BaylorScottandWhite.com.
From left, Bill Darling, Baylor McKinney Board Chair; Scott Peek, Baylor McKinney President; and Deb Fitzgerald, McKinney Chamber of Commerce.