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Founded in faith. Committed to caring.

As part of the largest non-profit health care system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest is a cornerstone of the community. Our goal is to be the most trusted name in quality, compassionate health care in the Waco region. We are honored that residents of our service area continue to recognize our commitment to patient-focused care and medical excellence by making us their health care destination of choice.

A proud history of faith-based service.

For nearly a century, residents of Waco and surrounding communities have put their faith and trust in one name to care for their health and wellbeing – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest.

The concept for the hospital sprang from Waco’s Baptist community. In 1903, James Britton Cranfill, newspaper editor for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, first proposed a hospital that could care for the community. The hospital received its charter in 1916, in large part because of the efforts of Pastor Arthur James Barton of Waco’s First Baptist Church.

From this foundation of faith has grown a new, technologically advanced medical center offering residents of McLennan County and the Central Texas region comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services. In 2009, we opened the doors to our new 236-bed medical center on the growing campus at I-35 and Highway 6. We also began writing a new chapter in our history with our affiliation with Scott & White Healthcare based in Temple, Texas. But we didn’t stop there.

We assured an even brighter future for the hospital in 2013 when Scott & White Healthcare joined Baylor Health Care System to form Baylor Scott & White Health. As a part of one of the premiere health care organizations in the nation, Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest now offers our patients and the communities we serve advanced expertise and resources. With expanded access to specialty care, we’ve renewed our commitment to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place – Waco and Central Texas. We are strengthening our core services and we are bringing new, innovative programs to the area.

While we continue to focus on providing quality care to our patients in the hospital, we are also investing in keeping the community well. We’re collaborating with other health care providers, physicians, community groups, area employers and others to enhance the value of our health care services to those who put their wellbeing in our hands, wherever and whenever they need us. 

We also are focused on strengthening our long-held ties to Baylor University. Our important relationship has resulted in unique programs to benefit student athletes and, we are the provider of choice for Baylor University students’ health care needs.

Skillfully combining the human touch with clinical expertise, that’s the Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest difference.

The patient is at the heart of everything we do. Creating an experience that mirrors the type of care we would want to receive if we were a patient is the secret to our success. A beautiful, soothing, healing environment and advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies are important components of our patient-focused care. But, it’s our people, their expertise and their unwavering focus on doing their best for our patients and their families that makes the difference. Four words guide our service to our patients and the community –compassion, dedication, commitment, caring.

Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest is the area leader in comprehensive health care resources. Throughout our history, we’ve pioneered new programs and services, creating centers of excellence to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and health issues.

Keeping our community well, every step of the way.

As a trusted source of health care and healing, Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest is passionate about weaving our services into the fabric of the community. Wellness and prevention are supported by advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. Our collaborations with other health care providers and community organizations extend our quality care beyond our walls into post-hospital settings including the patient’s home, assisted living and extended care facilities. Baylor Scott & White Health has primary care and specialty care locations throughout Waco. Convenient, quality care is located near your home to serve your health care needs.

Distinctive Services

  • Largest Primary Care Network in the Waco Region
  • Lead Trauma Facility for a 5-County region
  • Only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Rehabilitative Center is the most comprehensive between Georgetown, Texas and the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex
  • Official Healthcare Provider for Baylor University Athletics
  • Most comprehensive freestanding Cancer Center in the Waco Region

Key Statistics

  • More than 13,000 inpatient admissions annually
  • 60,000 total patient days annually
  • More than 2,900 babies born annually
  • More than 9,000 surgeries performed annually
  • 60,000 Emergency Department visits annually

Primary Care Close to Home

  • 8 Hillcrest Family Health Centers
  • 34 Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs)
  • 1 Senior Health Center
  • Geriatricians and APPs
  • 5 Scott & White Clinics
  • 30 Physicians and APPs

Specialty Care

  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Facial Plastics
  • Heart & Vascular Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)
  • Neonatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary / Critical Care
  • Urology
  • Women's Services
  • Sports Medicine physicians are the team physicians for Baylor University Athletics.

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.


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