Scott & White Memorial Hospital

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Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Baylor Scott & White Health
Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TX IMG 0682.JPG
Location 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, Texas, U.S.
Coordinates 31°04′39″N 97°21′50″W / 31.07753°N 97.36383°W / 31.07753; -97.36383Coordinates: 31°04′39″N 97°21′50″W / 31.07753°N 97.36383°W / 31.07753; -97.36383
Care system Private, Medicaid, Medicare
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Emergency department I
Beds 636
Speciality Multi-Specialty
Founded 1897

Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Bell County, Texas, was founded in 1897, when Dr. Arthur C. Scott and Dr. Raleigh R. White, Jr.,[1] opened the Temple Sanitarium in Temple, Texas. The group practice consists of over 800 physicians and scientists. The primary clinical teaching campus of Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White is ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the United States by Thomson Reuters.[2][3] Scott & White's has 31 accredited residency and fellowship programs, including programs in emergency medicine, radiology and offers a well-established and respected chaplain resident program.

In 2013, Scott & White merged with Baylor Health Care System to form Baylor Scott & White Health.[4]

Temple Sanitarium[edit]

Scott and White opened the Temple Sanitarium in 1904 to build upon a growing private practice that served railroad employees passing through Temple. That year they purchased St. Mary's Catholic Convent and converted it for use as a full-time hospital. Corporately chartered in 1905 "for the study, prevention, relief, remedy and care of any and all human disorders and diseases", the sanitarium would eventually consist of 31 buildings scattered on five city blocks. The first female anesthesiologist to work in Texas and in the United States was Dr. Claudia Potter, hired on June 23, 1906.

On March 2, 1917, Dr. White died of a heart attack. Dr. Scott petitioned to change the name to the Raleigh White Memorial Hospital, in honor of his late partner, but instead it was changed to the Scott & White Memorial Hospital on October 13, 1922.


Following the death of Dr. White, the partnership was changed to Dr. Scott, Sr., his brother-in-law, Dr. Marcel W. Sherwood, and Dr. George V. Brindley, Sr. in 1917. Dr. Scott's son, Dr. Arthur C. Scott, Jr., took over the presidency when his father died of a heart attack on October 27, 1940. On December 23, 1949, for-profit Scott & White Clinic was separated from non-profit Scott & White Memorial Hospital. On August 15, 1950, the name was changed to Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation.

Scott & White Healthcare, is a Central Texas-based, non-profit health care system with 10 hospitals, more than 60 clinics and a 220,000+ member health plan; it is recognized as one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practice systems.

Scott & White Hospital - Temple: Scott & White’s main campus is located at 2401 S. 31st Street in Temple. The main campus includes the Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Scott & White Clinic, Center for Diagnostic Medicine, Scott & White Pavilion (outpatient surgery center, Eye Institute and Pain Clinic), Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, Scott & White Health Plan, Medical Research Building, Medical Education Building and supporting labs and facilities.

Scott & White Hospital - Brenham: On July 1, 2010, a partnership with Trinity Health Services Corp was finalized making this the newest system hospital.

Temple West Campus: Along with the Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital (a 50-bed, long-term acute care hospital), the West Campus is home to the Scott & White Cancer Research Institute, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Scott & White, and the Texas Bioscience Institute.

Children's Hospital at Scott & White: On April 1, 2009, King’s Daughters Hospital became a part of Scott & White Healthcare. Construction began on Sept 1, 2010 and the children’s hospital opened in the fall of 2011.

Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock: A 76-bed hospital with a companion specialty clinic, serving the Williamson County region.

Other Hospitals within Scott & White system:

  • Scott & White Hospital, College Station, TX - opened August 19 2013
  • Scott & White Hospital, Taylor, TX

Scott & White also has affiliation or management agreements with five other Central Texas hospitals; these are Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas, Llano Memorial Hospital in Llano, and Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville.

Scott & White Clinic[edit]

Scott & White operates more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care clinics at locations throughout Central Texas.

Each clinic is served by primary care physicians and many have appointments available with specialists. With on-site diagnostic and other sophisticated capabilities, area residents are more conveniently cared for.

McLane Children's Hospital

McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White[edit]

With a generous support from the McLane family, the children's hospital opened on October 4, 2011 at the previous site of King's Daughters Hospital. The current structure underwent renovation to accommodate a new children's emergency department, surgery suites, and pediatric ICU. This unique institution provides access to advance pediatric care to people residing between Austin and Dallas. The hospital also supports a pediatric residency program and medical student education in collaboration with Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Future expansion plans include the construction of an outpatient tower and a maternal-fetal hospital.

Education and research[edit]

S&W has been involved in training of medical, nursing, and allied health professionals since its inception. It serves at the main teaching hospital of Texas A&M Health Science Center and primary rotation site for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Temple College, and surrounding colleges. The hospital also supports a number of post-graduate residency and fellowship programs in medicine, surgery, and pharmacy.

Residency programs offered:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology (started 2012)
  • Urology

See also[edit]


  1. ^ For a history of their work as doctors and with the Sisters of Charity nurses in Temple, TX, see Benoit, Patricia. "Men of Steel, Women of Spirit: The History of the Santa Fe Hospital, 1891-1991." (1990, Scott & White Memorial Hospital).
  3. ^ "THOMSON REUTERS ANNOUNCES 100 TOP HOSPITALS AWARD WINNERS". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Jacobson, Gary (30 September 2013). "Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas: A. H. Belo. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 

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