Baylor Scott & White has a strong presence in the Waco Region; one that will only be strengthened over time as additional, enhanced resources and locations are brought into the area. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest is a fully-accredited 237-bed acute care facility in Waco including a trauma center and Hillcrest Family Health Center, a network of family medicine clinics. With the anchor medical campus for the region, a pharmacy, and more than ten clinics, Baylor Scott & White is able to provide the exemplary care we are known for to patients in Waco and the surrounding cities.

Area of Greatest Need

When you give to the area of greatest need in Waco, your gifts could be used to support any of the following initiatives.

Ted & Sue Getterman Wellness Center

No medicine or other medical therapy can provide the benefits acheieved through consistent exercise and good nutrition. The Getterman Wellness Center offers patients and community members a variety of health and wellness programs designed to promote healthy lifestyles and chronic disease management. Some programs include:

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Diabetes care
  • Smoking cessation classes
  • Massage therapy
  • Wellness Program with exercise prescription and education targeted to individual needs
  • Fitness program open to the general public with nominal membership fee

FitSTEPS for Life®

The Getterman Wellness Center is home to FitSTEPS for Life, a free exercise and nutrition program for cancer and diabetes patients. This physician-referred program pairs each eligible patient with a medical exercise specialist who works one-on-one with the patient to build and maintain healthy habits to aid in treatment and prevention of cancer and diabetes.

Studies have shown exercise during and following cancer treatment can:

  • Improve likelihood of survival by up to 50%
  • Decrease side effects of chemotherapy
  • Improve heart and lung function, as well as bone and muscle mass
  • Improve responsiveness of the tumor to chemotherapy
  • Lessen depression and enhance self-esteem
  • Reduce fatigue

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Other Giving Opportunities

Nurse-Family Partnership

Helping First-Time Parents Succeed

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Nurse-Family Partnership at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center is proud to be supported by United Way of Waco-McLennan County.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that empowers low-income, first-time mothers to become confident parents and break the cycle of poverty.

We work with mothers to help them have healthy pregnancies, improve child health and development, and become more economically self-sufficient. Each mother is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.


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