April 15, 2019

Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center

Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network, announced today that it completed the acquisition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. Scenic Mountain becomes Steward’s 37th hospital nationally and its 6th in Texas. The acquisition will be final on April 12, 2019 at midnight.

“The addition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center to the Steward family expands our successful, physician-led, integrated care model in Texas,” said Trip Pilgrim, Texas Regional President of Steward Health Care. “We look forward to working with the exceptionally talented team at Scenic Mountain to provide the highest quality of care to residents in Big Spring and surrounding communities.”

Through the acquisition, 16 providers at Scenic Mountain Medical Group will join Steward Medical Group, including physicians who specialize in primary care, family medicine, and pediatrics, as well as obstetrics and gynecology, ENT, and general surgery.

 “We are proud to welcome the providers at Scenic Mountain Medical Group and look forward to helping our patients lead their healthiest lives” said Michael Callum, MD, president of Steward Medical Group. “Our physicians and advanced practitioners have strong relationships with the circle of specialists at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and will work collaboratively with them to provide high quality, compassionate care close to home.”

As the newest member of the Steward Health Care system, Scenic Mountain Medical Center, joins an organization caring for millions of people across the U.S. and beyond.  Steward’s transformative, fully integrated model focuses regularly receives top awards for quality and safety.

“We’re thrilled that Scenic Mountain is becoming part of Steward Health Care, which enables our physicians and other care providers to join a tradition of excellence,” said Emma Krabill, CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center. “Our focus is on keeping people active and healthy in Big Spring and being an engaged community partner.”

About Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.