Baylor Scott & White-College Station adds new expansion projects
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -The Baylor Scott & White-College Station hospital is building a new clinic, while expanding on procedures in order to further their footprint in the Brazos Valley.
As Bryan-College Station continues to expand with new residents, Baylor Scott & White has multiple projects underway. One project being the new Midtown Clinic right next to the main Baylor Scott & White hospital off of Highway 6.
Midtown Clinic is a $6 million project designed to offer primary health care, as well as a wellness center to patients.
William Rayburn, Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Scott & White, said Midtown Clinic is unique from their other clinics because the staff will be able to individually spend more time addressing each patients medical, physical, and mental heath needs.
“We very much believe that as the community grows we must grow,” said Rayburn. “We must provide more services, to keep our patients closer. Closer to home.”
Dr. Rayburn said the new Midtown Clinic is adding a wellness center, which Baylor Scott & White hasn’t quite done before.
“We haven’t completely outlined the entire definition of wellness but we do know that physical activity, nutrition and education will really be the key areas that we focus on,” he said.
Along with the Midtown Clinic, there is a new cardiac procedure in town called the Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO). Jason Cohen, Electrophysiologist at Baylor Scott & White, said having this device will change many lives.
“Its an excellent opportunity for us to bring this procedure local,” said White. “So patients don’t have to go far to get the excellent care they need.”
Cohen said the LAAO device aims to reduce the risk of strokes in patients. The LAAO is just under 10 years old, and the first in the Brazos Valley.
“This is very new...its gotten excellent results and we’ve had a lot of patients that we’ve been able to take off of blood thinners and reduce their bleeding complications,” said Cohen.
The LAAO device is available as of July 2022.
Midtown Clinic is scheduled to be open in February of 2023.
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