Baylor Scott & White Oak Hill hospital site on track for year-end completion

The medical center broke ground in August 2018.

The medical center broke ground in August 2018.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Austin Oak Hill
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Construction at the Baylor Scott & White Oak Hill hospital site is on track for year-end completion
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Construction at the Baylor Scott & White Oak Hill hospital site is on track for year-end completion

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.

By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.