Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White Health exists to serve all people through exemplary health care, education, research and community service. Baylor Scott & White – Garland has a rich history of providing safe, quality, compassionate health care to each and every one of the communities we serve.
In 1958, the Garland Chamber of Commerce appointed a hospital board to investigate the need for a community hospital. Incorporation papers were submitted to the State in April 1958 and were accepted in May of the same year.
The hospital was named Memorial Hospital of Garland in memory of the veterans of World War II. Plans were to raise $1 million locally and that was to be matched by the federal government under the Hill-Burton Act. Groundbreaking for the new 100 bed hospital began in January 1963.
Memorial Hospital of Garland opened its doors in March 1964. The first expansion was the emergency department in 1970. Bed capacity was raised to 176, with an addition of a patient tower in 1972. In 1980, Phase I was built with a nursery and new labor and delivery areas. In November 1988, the professional office building and day surgery area was opened.
In 1991, Memorial Hospital joined Baylor Health Care System and was renamed Baylor Medical Center at Garland.
In 2004, the hospital opened the Don and Ruth Buchholz Pavilion, a 105,000-square-foot addition that united the hospital and the adjacent Baylor Medical Plaza I office building into a streamlined medical complex. The four-story addition was designed not only to provide additional clinical capacity, but also to encourage the community to seek out the hospital in new ways as a health care resource.
Once again in December 2015, the hospital changed its name to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland to reflect the merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. Baylor Scott & White – Garland is now part of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas. While our name has changed, our commitment to providing quality care to our community has not.
Baylor Scott & White – Garland serves residents of Garland, and the surrounding communities of Wylie, Richardson, Rowlett, Rockwall, Sacshe, Mesquite and Murphy.
Facts and Stats
Fiscal Year 2015 Statistics (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)
- Admissions: 7,823
- Emergency department: 59,752
- Outpatient visits (excludes home care and emergency department): 41,951
- Occupancy rate: 78.2 percent
- Average length of stay: 4.41 days
- Licensed beds: 113
- Physicians on medical staff: 530
- Full-time employees: 857
Tom Trenary, president
Tom Trenary was named president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland in July 2008. His career in health care spans more than three decades and encompasses senior leadership roles in health care organizations across the United States.
Before joining Baylor, Trenary served as Vice President of Operations for MedCath, an acute cardiac healthcare system based in Charlotte, N.C. In this position, he supervised the strategic planning, development, construction and operations for multiple hospitals. Trenary has also held senior management positions with Transitional Hospitals Corporation, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Community Hospitals of Central California.
Trenary is an active member of the greater Garland community serving on multiple boards and committees.
A native of Iowa and a military veteran, Trenary earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree from California State University. He and his wife, Kate, have six children and seven grandchildren.
Awards and Accreditations
Baylor Scott & White – Garland has received numerous awards and accreditations over the years. Learn about our awards below.
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