With a capacity of 129-beds, the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center has more than doubled the size of the century-old facility it has replaced in Ellis County. Furthermore, it has shell space for 25 more beds to meet future patient demand. The main hospital building covers 25,640m2, which includes a six-storey tower, along with a 1,490m2 dedicated Cancer Care Center and a separate 27,870m2 Central Utility Plant.
The acute care wards are located in the tower allowing for the immediate transfer of patients to these facilities from the Emergency Department below or the four operating theatres above. Designed to facilitate a healing environment, the 12 acute care suites are spacious enough to comfortably accommodate visitors so that patients can be near their loved ones. The suites are light and airy to engender a sense of positivity.