The Compass Summer 2021


Accelerating Care to

Helping hands and helping hearts unite …

Underserved Communities

Photo by Stella M . Chávez · KERA News he statistics shared in the May Today , Texas has both the highest number board meeting of Baylor Scott and highest percentage of residents & White Dallas Foundation were without insurance in the nation . According enough to make anyone take notice : to U . S . Census Data , 18.4 % of Texans were
21.4 % reduction in without insurance in 2019 , a number that emergency department use .* was then twice the national average . As job 36.7 % reduction in losses mount due to COVID-19 , that number inpatient care use .* has climbed . This lack of insurance keeps 46 % average cost reduction across many people from being able to access several different patient groups .** primary or preventive care , leading many
These phenomenal results are the families to use the emergency department outcomes of intentional efforts of Baylor as their medical home , impacting costs Scott & White Health to accelerate care to for both the patients and the providers underserved communities . Through Baylor and missing important opportunities to Scott & White Community Care Clinics and positively influence the health of individuals Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness before their condition requires extensive Center at Juanita J . Craft Recreation medical intervention .
Center , the system delivers primary care , prevention and wellness programs that A Home for Health make measurable differences in the lives
Through seven clinics in North Texas , of people who might not otherwise have Baylor Scott & White Community Care options for care .
Clinics provide care for 13,500 unique The need has never been more urgent . patients . Here , patients are able to access
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* Outcomes published in Health Affairs , Vol . 37 , No . 4 . https :// doi . org / 10.1377 / hlthaff . 2017.1099 ** For patients managed at a Baylor Scott & White Community Care Clinic , when compared to a similar group without access .
Inside this issue
2 From Leadership
8 From the Chair
Focus On : People
Venita Owens Leads the Way
News , Projects & Campaigns
2 Save the Date
3 Impressive Study Results for Patients Battling


Esophageal / GEJ Cancer
6 BUMC Earns Level IV
NICU Designation
7 Hamon Foundation Gift
8 2021 Celebrating Women Leadership Announcement