Our history as Scott & White Healthcare, and then Baylor Scott & White Health, began in Temple with the medical practice of Arthur C. Scott, MD and Raleigh R. White, Jr., MD in 1897. Since then, the system's services in the area have expanded to include three hospitals, numerous clinics and pharmacies, and the only Level I Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. 

Philanthropic Opportunities

Cancer Treatment Excellence

Cancer patientThe Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center on our Temple campus provides comprehensive cancer care for thousands of patients annually, with advanced technology and an integrative approach that encompasses all our patients' needs—physical, mental, and spiritual. Patients can continue to work, attend school, and enjoy daily activities close to home while they receive life-saving cancer treatment. 

Despite enhanced treatments and diagnostic tools, cancer rates continue to increase. The Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center is expected to serve more than 3,300 new patients by 2020. Your generous gifts help us meet increasing demand in all areas of cancer patient care, including support programs, clinical research, and state-of-the-art technology.

Additional Linear Accelerators

Linear AcceleratorDue to high demand, our cancer center is expanding and we are in need of two additional linear accelerators to deliver highly targeted radiation treatment.

What is radiation oncology?

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. About half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy sometime during the course of their treatment.

What is a linear accelerator?

A linear accelerator delivers powerful radiation therapy with pinpoint accuracy to target and treat tumors, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. A linear accelerator provides:

  • tailored treatments specific to each patient
  • more options for treating complex cancer cases, including lung, breast, liver, abdomen, head, and neck
  • precision measured in increments of less than a millimeter with accuracy checks every ten milliseconds
  • short treatment times to reduce patient discomfort and minimize the impact on patients' daily lives

Patient Navigators

Cancer patients often describe their experience as a "journey," uncharted territory with roadblocks they must navigate to survive. Your gifts could support our Patient Navigators who help guide patients and their caregivers through what can be an overwhlming and emotional experience. They handle logistical and administrative details large and small, allowing patients and families to focus on healing.

Patient Navigators partner with patients from their diagnosis, through their treatment, and into survivorship, serving as an advocate, educator, and guide, all at no cost to the patient. Some highlights include:

  • Patient advocacy and support
  • Coordination of appointments
  • Removing barriers to care, such as transportation or financial harship
  • Education on what to expect and empowerment to make informed medical decisions
  • Assistance with finding resources

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