Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine is celebrating 70 years of serving the community, offering residents access to advanced health care right in their own backyard.

Medical Center President Naman Mahajan said today the hospital serves 20 cities in the Northeast Tarrant County area.

“Over the course of 70 years, Grapevine has grown into the robust city that it is today,” Mahajan said. “Baylor Scott & White has continued to add services along the way to meet the demands of our growing community, and our goal is to ensure that as our community grows, we grow with it.”

The timeline:
  • 1953: A six-bed facility was started by Dr. Minnie Lee and Dr. Ed Lancaster in the very small community of Grapevine, Texas.
  • 1965: A new 30,000 square foot facility, the Grapevine Memorial Hospital and Clinics, opens at the present location. It has 25 beds and space for five physicians and three dentists.
  • 1982: Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine establishes relationships with area chambers, school districts and municipalities to promote community health and wellness.
  • 1999: Cardiac Rehab Unit opens to help patients return to everyday activities following a cardiac procedure.
  • 2014: The hospital welcomes its first-ever set of quadruplets—on their father’s birthday!
  • 2023: Now at 552,713 square feet, the hospital offers 302 beds with comprehensive and complex care for the region.
​​​​​​Baylor Scott & White Health offers a variety of medical services at its Grapevine location. Patients can find extensive expertise and treatment options ranging from neonatal intensive care to women’s health to surgical services.


The hospital welcomes about 3,000 babies each year. In addition, the medical center is the only Level II Trauma Center in Northeast Tarrant County. It is also a Level III NICU.

Mahajan said the hospital has the ability to take care of babies delivered from a period of 28 weeks and can stay in the NICU for an extended period of time, some exceeding 100 days.

“That's a hundred days that mom and dad don't have to drive into downtown Dallas or Fort Worth to be close to their baby, see them grow and be able to discharge safely from the hospital.” Mahajan said.

Recently, the hospital hosted a NICU reunion which saw over 200 community members in attendance with children who had gone through the NICU.

“It was wonderful to see how these children have progressed, from a premature baby to thriving toddlers and four- and five-year-olds,” Mahajan said.

Surgical services

Tarrant County residents can find advanced technology at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine. Mahajan said the hospital utilizes minimally invasive surgical technology through robotic platforms that allow surgeons to perform surgery usually with minimal scarring, better outcomes and reduced recovery. This allows families and patients to get back to normal as quickly and safely as possible.

Whether a patient needs surgery from a sports injury or a member of the senior population reaching Medicare age is looking for a hip or knee replacement, the medical center works closely with its surgeons to provide patients quality care in the operating room.

Stroke and cardiac care

Another example of the center’s ever-expanding services can be seen in its stroke care program. The medical center has made significant investments to the program and is well on its way to becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission within 12 to 15 months.

In addition, Mahajan said the center prides itself on its ability to save time through its collaboration with EMS providers. For example, while the paramedics are at a person’s house, the medical center can see EKG results in real time and have a team ready to receive the patient.

“Time is muscle, and it’s important to get circulation and fresh oxygen into the brain,” he said. “Having the capability to streamline our timeline and reduce the time patients spend waiting allows their recovery to be much better.”

Cancer care

Mahajan said research shows the younger population has started to see instances of cancer occurring earlier. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has a women’s imaging center on campus and provides over 1,100 mammograms a month.

The medical center also has a robust lung nodule program and works with pulmonologists to identify and remove cancer in an earlier stage.

Community education and partnership

In addition to acute areas of care, ​​​​​​ Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine also looks at the overall health of the community.

“We collaborate with our school districts and other large businesses to provide education that preventative steps can help save lives,” Mahajan said. “We want to educate the community about how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Mahajan said community education is a large part of the medical center’s mission and the hospital will continue to invest resources to provide local residents comprehensive, quality care locally.

Find care near you

Interested to learn more? Mahajan said the center’s medical specialists are happy to come out to a local church or workplace setting to provide more information about screening, detection, treatment and survivorship.

Additionally, Baylor Scott & White has a free app called MyBSWHealth that can help patients schedule appointments and even access virtual care visits for certain conditions.

Physicians provide clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health’s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide clinical services as employees or agents of Baylor Scott & White Health or those medical centers.

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