Dr. Raleigh R. White IV, Dr. Wallace “Sandy” Lowrey and Dr. Dudley Baker explore the contents of the centennial time capsule, unsealed in December 2022 for the 125th anniversary of Scott & White. All three gentlemen were members of the Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors when the time capsule was sealed in 1997. More photos

How far we've come

Celebrating 125 years of service in Temple.

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The practice of medicine has certainly come a long way since 1892 when 27-year-old Dr. Arthur C. Scott first arrived in newly formed Temple, Texas to accept the position of chief surgeon for the Santa Fe Hospital, owned by the Santa Fe Railroad. Just a few years later, Dr. Scott hired Dr. Raleigh R. White II. In 1897, the two formed their own joint practice and thus began the legacy of Scott & White Healthcare in Temple.

Far from the horse-and-buggy days of our founders, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple recently celebrated 125 years of service to the people of Central Texas and those who travel from around the state and country to receive care.

“This is a time to reflect on the significant impact that the original clinic, now hospital and academic program, has had on generations of families and healthcare providers in Central Texas and beyond,” says Shahin Motakef, president for the Baylor Scott & White - Central Texas Region. “Very few institutions can claim that kind of legacy.”

In December 2022, the hospital marked its 125th anniversary by opening a time capsule sealed 25 years ago as part of the organization’s centennial celebrations. The capsule included items such as photos and memorabilia from centennial events, a listing of all the medical departments and physicians, Christmas cards created by pediatric cancer patients, a disposable surgical mask, a paper medical record and dirt from the hospital groundbreaking in 1961.

“I have often thought about what Drs. Scott and White would think of where the institution is today,” says Raleigh White IV, MD, grandson of Scott & White founding physician Raleigh White II, MD. “It would be startling. But they were both innovators, and they were both committed to healthcare, to taking care of folks that needed the help.”


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