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Baylor Health Care System

Healthcare - Health Services
HQ: Fort Worth, TX   |   10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  

Over a century of being the best – for patients, families and our community. We're Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), a multi-hospital, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for health care excellence in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Baylor has achieved a number of honors, including being ranked in U.S News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals"; nursing *Magnet status for Baylor University Medical Center, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano and Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital; Consumer Choice Award for Overall Quality and Image; Health Care's "Most Wired" hospitals and the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

Why Baylor
Working for Baylor is more than just a job—it’s a career where you can use your skills and passion to make a difference. Recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the best places to work, we employ more than 20,000 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. No matter where your passion lies, you’ll be sure to find a rewarding career at Baylor.

Career Paths
We offer careers across the health care spectrum, from direct patient care to the many other positions it takes to run a quality medical institution.


The Baylor Experience Working for Baylor Health Care System isn’t just a job. It’s a career where your skills and passion for delivering quality health care make a difference to our patients.

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors we promote to our patients. Beginning January 1, 2012, Baylor will no longer hire individuals who use nicotine products. Applicants who profess to use nicotine will not have their applications processed. Anyone who is offered and accepts a position with BHCS will be tested for nicotine during our regular post-offer pre-employment testing. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will be eliminated from consideration and pending job offers will be rescinded. We encourage candidates who do not pass the nicotine testing to consider taking steps to stop the use of nicotine and reapply for consideration after a period of 90 days.


Baylor Offers Programs to Fit Your Life
The benefits of working at Baylor go beyond a paycheck. We offer several programs that support your personal and professional goals, plus a variety of medical, dental and other benefit options that provide the coverage that best suits you. Here's a look at our benefits:

Retirement Savings Plan
Baylor offers a generous 401(k) plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 5 percent of eligible pay. You're immediately eligible to make contributions and receive company matching funds, which vest on a five-year schedule. You may contribute 1 percent to 50 percent of eligible pay on a pre-tax and after-tax basis.

Medical Coverage
Eligibility for medical benefits starts on your first day of employment. We offer four plans, all administered by Aetna. Each option includes great prescription drug benefits through retail pharmacies and mail order.

  • Aetna Consumer Gold offers the choice of visiting any licensed physician, the ability to roll your health reimbursement account over from year to year and tools to help manage health care needs
  • Aetna Consumer Silver offers the same benefits as the Gold option but with a higher deductible, an out-of-pocket maximum and lower premium costs
  • Aetna PPO offers copays for your office visits and prescription drugs and coinsurance for hospital care after your deductible is met.
  • Aetna Health Savings Accountoffers the same benefits as the Consumer plans, but you can also contribute your own tax-free money
Wellness Benefits
Focusing on your health can pay off for you and your spouse. You're eligible for $300 in wellness benefits each year. Our wellness program allows you to take advantage of fitness center discounts and a wide variety of free, wellness-related services including:
  • An interactive web site featuring health trackers, exercise plans, nutrition tips, customized articles and more
  • Health screenings, seminars and competitions
  • Telephone health coaching and disease management coaching for those who qualify

Dental Coverage
You can choose from three options for yourself and your family:
Aetna DMO, the managed care option. You can choose a primary care dentist for yourself and each covered family member. There is no deductible, and most preventive care is 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 Standard PPO is the preferred provider option. You may use in- or out-of-network providers. The plan pays 100 percent of preventive care with no deductible. You must meet a deductible before benefits for other types of dental services begin.
MetLife Plus PPO offers the same benefits as the Standard PPO, but you pay a lower coinsurance, and the annual maximum is higher. This plan covers orthodontia for dependent children.

Coverage is offered through Superior Vision Services. You may use in- or out-of-network vision care providers and receive either contact lenses or eyeglass frames once every 12 months.

Tuition Reimbursement
After six months of employment, full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement. We reimburse 100 percent of "residency" in-state rates for approved courses completed with a grade of C- or above, up to $5,250 a year.

Employee Assistance Program
Baylor offers an employee assistance program to help you deal with life's challenges. Services are free, voluntary and confidential. All employees and their dependents are eligible for up to five free counseling visits per occurrence during a 12-month period. Free work/life services such as financial planning and legal advice are also available.

Other Benefits
We also offer life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance on your first day of employment for you and optional additional coverage for you and your family. We also offer long-term disability after 90 days of service; flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent day care; voluntary short-term disability; and paid time off after three months of service.

Career Opportunities

Whatever Work Environment You Prefer, We Offer it

  • A large urban research hospital
  • A community medical center
  • A small rural hospital
  • A leading rehabilitation hospital
  • Family practice clinics
  • Downtown office

Each facility is united by our vision: to be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care. Being a large hospital network, there’s a wide range of health care specialties and non-clinical opportunities you can pursue.

It takes many dedicated professionals working together to provide the level of care Baylor is known for. It takes you. Be a part of the Baylor experience.

Mission, Values and Vision

The Baylor 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.

We focus on innovation and research to provide you with advanced health care options, treatments and procedures.

With an extensive network of locations and physicians, we're located near where you live, work and play throughout the Metroplex.
We also offer financial assistance programs, so everyone can access quality health care they can trust.

As a non-profit health care system for more than 100 years, we show our commitment to improving our community by reinvesting financially in the health of the North Texas community.



  • Joel T. Allison, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • David Ballard, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
  • Wm. Stephen Boyd, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Bernard Brigonnet, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baylor Research Institute
  • Gary Brock, Chief Operating Officer
  • Paul Convery, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Jennifer Coleman, Senior Vice President of Consumer Affairs
  • Keith Holtz, CCP, CPA, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Baylor Health Care System
  • Kristi Sherrill Hoyl, Vice President of Government Affairs, Baylor Health Care System
  • Donald Kennerly, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President of Patient Safety and Chief Patient Safety Officer
  • Rosemary Luquire, R.N., Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
  • John McWhorter, III, President, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Senior Vice President, Baylor Health Care System
  • William L. Roberts, M.H.A., C.P.A., President, HealthTexas Provider Network, Senior Vice President, Baylor Health Care System
  • Rowland Robinson, President, Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Frederick Savelsbergh, Chief Financial Officer, Baylor Health Care System
  • Joseph H. Schneider, M.D., MBA, FAAP, Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Clinical Information
  • Jim Walton, D.O., Vice President of Health Equity and Chief Equity Officer

Facility Presidents:
  • Jay Fox, President, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie
  • Jerri Garison, R.N., M.H.A., President, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
  • Bill Keaton, Chief Executive Officer, Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
  • T. Douglas Lawson, President, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
  • John McWhorter, III, President, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Senior Vice President, Baylor Health Care System
  • Steven Newton, President, Baylor All Saints Medical Center
  • Scott Peek, FACHE, President, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
  • Michael Ramsay, M.D., F.R.C.A., President, Baylor Research Institute
  • Jon Skinner, President, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Tom Trenary, President, Baylor Medical Center at Garland
  • Michael Sanborn, MS, RhP, FASHP, President, Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
  • Cindy Schamp, President, Baylor Medical Center at Irving
  • Mark Valentine, President, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano
  • Nancy Vish, R.N., Ph.D., CCRN, President/Chief Nursing Officer, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Liz Youngblood, President, Our Children's House at Baylor, Baylor Specialty Hospital


Our Leadership
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.

A Cornerstone of Baylor's Rich Heritage
Behind Baylor's superior reputation are strong, caring leaders. 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 Albert C. Black, Jr. 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, Plano, 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.


Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246


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.