Baylor Health Care System

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Baylor Health Care System – Why Work For Us?

Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Health Care System exists to serve all people through exemplary health care, education, research and community service.

Company Overview

Baylor Health Care System is a faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service.

Baylor serves nearly 2.8 million patients each year and recorded $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.3 billion in total assets and $447 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2011.

Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/ affiliated hospitals, 27 ambulatory surgical/endoscopy centers, 72 satellite outpatient locations, four senior centers and 180 HealthTexas physician clinics. HealthTexas is the largest group of employed physicians in the state of Texas.

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General Information

Baylor Health Care System is a network of hospitals, primary care and specialty care physicians, rehabilitation clinics, affiliated ambulatory surgery centers and the Baylor Research Institute. One of the largest private-sector employers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Baylor Health Care System employs more than 19,000 people and has more than 4,600 physicians on its various medical staffs.

Baylor University Medical Center, flagship hospital of Baylor Health Care System, is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. For fiscal year 2008, Baylor Health Care System reported $429.5 million in community benefit to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Dallas Business Journal ranked Baylor as one of the Top 52 Best Places to Work for 2011. Rankings are based in large part on employee surveys that determined the satisfaction of employees.

Here are just a few of many recognitions earned this year thanks to outstanding efforts by employees and physicians.

  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation ranked among the top 26 rehab facilities in U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals Guide."
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center presented the Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services, its highest recognition, to Baylor University Medical Center nursing.
  • Baylor University Medical Center ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 10 of 17 specialties in the "America's Best Hospitals Guide."
  • Patient satisfaction scores are on the rise due to staff demonstrating the Spirit of Excellence at Baylor University Medical Center and beyond. 

Total Compensation

At Baylor we know that although your base salary is a significant part of your compensation, it's not the whole picture. Did you know that Baylor spends over 50% of its patient care revenues on employees' salaries and benefits? It's important to us that we bring you a variety of programs and benefits that support your personal as well as professional goals. We know that individual needs and interests are different and having choices is important to you. Whether your goals include saving for retirement or going back to school, we have a wide range of programs to meet your needs. We are also one of the only healthcare systems in the southwest to offer a free concierge service to our employees. The Baylor Butler is available 24 hours a day, via telephone or online, to handle your travel plans, research products and services, and much more. Baylor understands how vital the health of you and your family is to your peace of mind. That's why we offer a choice of medical plan options, so that you can select the coverage that suits you best. At Baylor, eligibility for medical benefits is available day one.

 

Here's an overview of Baylor's Total Compensation package:

 

  • Medical Baylor offers three plan options: Lumenos CDP Gold - Offers you the choice of visiting any licensed physician, the opportunity to roll over your health reimbursement account from year to year and tools to help manage your healthcare needs. Lumenos CDP Silver - Offers benefits identical to the Gold Option but has a higher out-of-pocket maximum and lower premium costs. Lumenos CDP Bronze - Offers benefits identical to the other plan options, but with the highest out-of-pocket maximum and the lowest premium costs. Each medical option includes prescription drug benefits through retail pharmacies and mail order.
  • Dental Aetna DMO is our managed care option. You must select a primary care dentist for you and each covered family member. You pay no deductibles and receive most preventive care at no cost. You pay only your share of the cost for other dental expenses and the amount depends on the services you receive. MetLife PPO is the preferred provider option. You may use in-network and/or out-of-network providers. The plan pays 100% of preventive care with no deductible. You must meet a deductible before benefits for other types of dental services begin.
  • Vision Coverage is offered through Superior Vision Services. You may use in-network or out-of-network vision care providers. You may receive benefits for either contact lenses or eyeglass frames once every twelve months.
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Basic Employee Life Insurance is paid by Baylor and provides you basic life insurance equal to your annualized base pay (based on authorized hours in primary position) up to $50,000. Voluntary Life Insurance provides additional coverage and is available for you, your spouse, and/or child(ren). Basic AD&D Insurance is paid by Baylor and provides Basic AD&D coverage equal to your annualized base pay up to $50,000 (based on authorized hours in primary position). Voluntary AD&D Insurance is available for you and your family.
  • Disability After 90 days of service, eligible employees receive three days of sick pay per calendar year (two days for TDA employees) After 90 days of service, Baylor provides eligible employees Basic Short-Term Disability (STD) protection at no cost. After a qualified employee misses three consecutive working days due to a qualified illness, STD pays 100% or 60% of annualized base pay (based upon authorized hours in primary position) for a maximum of 180 days if approved. Basic Long-Term Disability (LTD), provided by Baylor at no cost to eligible employees, provides protection when a disability extends beyond 180 days. It pays 50% of annualized base pay (based on authorized hours in primary position) up to a maximum of $15,000 per month, if approved. Voluntary Long-Term Disability gives you the option to increase your LTD coverage by an additional 20% to a total of 70% of annualized base pay (based upon authorized hours in primary position) to a maximum of $15,000 per month. If you wish to elect coverage after initially enrollment period, evidence of Insurability will be required.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Baylor offers the Health Care FSA and the Dependent Day Care FSA. Contributions are deducted from your paycheck before federal income taxes, resulting in lower overall taxes paid. You may elect to pay for eligible healthcare expenses with pre-tax deposits to the Health Care FSA. Certain over-the-counter medications are reimbursable from the Health Care FSA. You may elect to pay for eligible dependent day care expenses with pre-tax deposits to the Dependent Day Care FSA. You may view your FSA account balances, including year-to-date contributions, claims, and reimbursements, online. You may elect to direct deposit reimbursements for both accounts.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) You are eligible for PTO after three months of employment. PTO may be used as vacation pay, personal time off, and holiday pay. PTO accrues based on regular hours worked. The annual accrual for regular, full-time employees is 152 hours for 1-4 years of service and 192 hours for 5-9 years of service. You may be eligible to sell back your PTO at the end of the year for 90% of its value.
  • Tuition ReimbursementFull-time employees are eligible following six months of employment. Baylor reimburses 100% of "residency" in-state rates for approved courses completed with a grade of "C-" or above.
  • Retirement Savings Plan You are immediately eligible to make contributions and receive Company Matching funds. Employees may contribute 1% - 50% of eligible pay on a pre-tax and after tax basis. Baylor contributes $1 for each $1 you contribute (up to 5% of eligible pay). Company Matching funds vest on a five year schedule.
  • VHA Portable Benefits Baylor Health Care System is a member of the VHA Inc. network of Health Care Organizations. Ask your Human Resources department representative how some benefits can transfer from other VHA Health Care Organizations


  

Baylor's commitment to physicians and other medical professionals is as strong today as it was in 1903 when Baylor was first established as Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium. Through the years, we've emphasized hard work, a personal approach to patient care, and dedication to medical research and the community.

As we step into the future, we continue to provide quality, innovative patient care and convenient, specialized facilities and services.

  • Our Mission: Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Health Care System exists to serve all people through exemplary health care, education, research, and community service.
  • Our Values: Integrity, Servanthood, Quality, Innovation, and Stewardship.
  • Our Vision: To be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care. 

 

Commitment to Our Community

As part of our mission, we strive to provide exemplary care to our communities at every opportunity from preventive medicine such as free health education classes and screenings to advanced treatment methods to fight incurable diseases.

Our mission also includes providing care to those without health coverage or the means to pay. For more than 100 years, Baylor has operated as a not-for-profit system that uses all revenue over expenses to improve the health of the community through patient care, education, research and community service.

 

Community Benefit

Because of its historic mission of service, Baylor exceeds all state and federal legal requirements mandating the provision of community benefit by tax-exempt, not-for-profit health care organizations.

"The Best Belong at Baylor"isn't just a slogan. Together we create the team that makes us a leader in the industry. Your contribution is a vital part of our mission and we invite you to realize your true potential with us. Discover the career of a lifetime at Baylor.

Although the diversity of clinical settings across Baylor Health Care System is remarkable, there is one thing that brings all Baylor nurses together. Remy Tolentino, Baylor University Medical Center chief nursing officer, says it best: "We believe our shared philosophy of excellence and compassion defines us as Baylor nurses...(which) includes our beliefs about the patient, our central focus, as well as ourselves as nurses, our practice, leadership, research and education."

Learn more about employment by hearing from of our Directors and Managers.


Radiology
“The entire Baylor Health Care System offers the opportunity for career advancement and employment transfers between multiple sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.”

Ronny Rose, R.T., Director of Radiology, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie

 

“We provide optimal equipment for the staff to perform their job with advanced PACS, MRI, CTs, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound units.”

Robert Morris, Director, Medical Imaging, Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine

 

Our Children's House at Baylor
“We provide for children with a wide variety of diagnoses in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. If you're a therapist who enjoys working in a specialized pediatric environment, Baylor offers a unique opportunity.”

Anne Morton, Director, Therapy Services, Our Children's House at Baylor

 

Rehabilitation
“At Baylor, you can grow in your career. Assumption of leadership and supervisory skills are rewarded through a clinical ladder program.”

Janda Edwards, Director, Baylor Rehabilitation System

 

“There are many educational opportunities available. Baylor Rehabilitation System offers free learning programs two to three times a year for physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physical therapy assistants and certified occupational therapy assistants.”

Pat Kirby, PT, Director of Rehabilitation and BaylorWorx, Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine

 

“There is an entire system of opportunities for cross training and gaining experience.”

N. David Smith, Manager, Physical and Medicine Rehabilitation, Baylor Medical Center at Garland

 

Respiratory Therapy
“We rotate our therapists to different areas of the hospital to include Critical Care, General Care, Neonatal ICU and Emergency Care because respiratory therapists are an integral part of all service lines within our hospital and play an important role in the accomplishment of our mission.”

Susan Shipp, Assistant Director of Respiratory Medicine, Baylor Medical Center at Irving


Pharmacy Services
“We highly encourage preceptorship and cross-training as soon as possible in all levels of pharmaceutical care we offer. The end-goal is for every pharmacist to be competent in all services.”

Donna Drain, Director of Pharmacy, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie


Laboratory Services
”Though we spend less time with patients, medical laboratory professionals are just as dedicated to the patients' health. We provide quality laboratory results necessary for physicians to diagnose and treat their patients. We find great satisfaction in our work, knowing that we are helping others save lives.”

Mike Black, Laboratory Director, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine

Behind Baylor's superior reputation are strong, caring leaders--a cornerstone of Baylor's rich heritage. Together, community volunteers who comprise Baylor's board of trustees and executive leadership contribute their wisdom, insights, and expertise to ensure that Baylor is responsive to community needs while remaining financially strong. Baylor Board Chair Judge Ed Kinkeade and Baylor President and CEO Joel Allison are leading Baylor into the next century. We also are grateful for the service of volunteers on the boards of all of Baylor's medical centers in Garland, Grapevine, Irving, Waxahachie, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Their tireless service has brought Baylor to new levels of excellence.

Joel Allison was named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Baylor Health Care System in May 2000, after serving as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer since 1993. Allison's wealth of knowledge and expertise stems from a wide range of high-level administrative positions at various hospitals in Texas and Missouri. He received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in Waco in 1970 and a master's degree in health administration in 1973 from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Before coming to Baylor, Allison was CEO of Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Although the diversity of clinical settings across Baylor Health Care System is remarkable, there is one thing that brings all Baylor nurses together. Remy Tolentino, Baylor University Medical Center chief nursing officer, says it best: "We believe our shared philosophy of excellence and compassion defines us as Baylor nurses...(which) includes our beliefs about the patient, our central focus, as well as ourselves as nurses, our practice, leadership, research and education."

Baylor’s medical education programs provide diversity, quality, and a combination of real-world applications and academic excellence. You’ll be trained by a staff of acclaimed physicians who practice and teach in a technologically advanced environment.

At Baylor, you’ll work hard, but you won’t be overworked. Our training programs give you ample time to study and to pursue social interests. If you’re ready to expand your clinical knowledge and develop your skills, consider Baylor for an elective, residency, or fellowship.

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) enjoys an outstanding reputation as an independent academic medical center among students, residents, and fellows who have trained here. Approximately 185 interns, residents, and fellows annually enroll in the training programs at BUMC to acquire medical knowledge and experience. The physicians on staff at BUMC are committed to strengthening and advancing the center’s medical education programs.

 

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) enjoys an outstanding reputation as an independent academic medical center among students, residents, and fellows who have trained here. Approximately 185 interns, residents, and fellows annually enroll in the training programs at BUMC to acquire medical knowledge and experience. The physicians on staff at BUMC are committed to strengthening and advancing the center’s medical education programs.

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 820-0111

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Baylor Health Care System Awards & Accolades

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Training Top 125, Training, 2012
Best Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth (Large), Dallas Business Journal, 2009
Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2009
Best Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth (Large), Dallas Business Journal, 2008
Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.baylorhealth.com
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1903
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Baylor Health Care System, based in Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, have formed a new organization that combines the strengths of their two nationally recognized health systems. For an industry undergoing fundamental changes, Baylor Scott & White Health provides a new vision and more resources, offering patients continued exceptional care. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White health plan.

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