The Catalyst Issue 20 | December 2014 - Page 5

hen a patient enters our doors, they can expect a plan personalized to meet their needs. With access to prevention and primary care programs, expertise in many specialties, rehabilitation services, and the allied health professions, our healthcare professionals provide a continuum of care, meeting the physical, emotional, and mental healthcare needs of thousands of W patients. For young and old, in rural and urban settings, our level of care is beyond compare in the region. Central to this concept is the primary care physician. He or she is a “gatekeeper,” the person who coordinates a patient’s care to ensure that his or her overall health is managed in a way that includes, if necessary, specialty care and other support services. (See Patient-Centered Medical Home on page 8.) The right care, in the right place, at the right time of life There’s hardly a corner of Central Texas that Baylor Scott & White Health hasn’t touched, with dozens of locations and facilities to make healthcare access more convenient within a large geo