Since starting construction last August, Baylor Scott & White Health has said its new Oak Hill-area medical center would be complete in 2019. Baylor Scott & White confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper on May 28 the center’s clinic is still on schedule to open this fall, followed by the rest of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Austin Oak Hill by the year’s end.
Located at 5251 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, the center will include a hospital and clinics, including an emergency department, medical office space, operating rooms and imaging. Both inpatient hospital services and primary care will be offered as well as specialty care in cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, rheumatology, urology and 3-D mammography, according to Baylor Scott & White spokesperson Christina Millweard.
“Communities’ needs are ever-changing, and providing a range of services will help make health care more convenient for the people we serve,” said Robin Watson, chief medical officer of the Austin-Round Rock region in last year’s announcement about the new hospital.
Patients who use the various services provided by the medical center will have their information recorded on a single electronic medical record shared among the clinic, the hospital and other facets of the center.
Although the Austin Oak Hill hospital will be the health care system’s first hospital within Austin’s city limits, Baylor Scott & White CEO Jim Hinton said the 50-bed, full-service hospital will complement other Baylor Scott & White clinics and facilities already in the Austin area and Travis County.