Hospitals in Waco


The Hillcrest family involves Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, a fully-accredited, 396-bed acute care facility in Waco including a Level II Trauma Center; Hillcrest Family Health Center, a network of family practice clinics; and many Key Services. Hillcrest is a ministry of Texas Baptists and is one of seven health care institutions affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Hillcrest is also a member of VHA, a nationwide network of community-owned health care organizations and physicians united to improve America's health.

As a “community-owned” health care organization, Hillcrest puts all profits back into the local community by providing services such as after-hours clinics or new cardiology equipment. No individual shareholder or corporation makes any profit. A local board of trustees, made up of community members, serves without pay and controls Hillcrest operations. More about Hillcrest…


Providence Health Center is Waco's first hospital--founded in 1905 at the request of local businessmen who saw the need for a hospital in Waco. They approached the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul in Dallas about sponsorship of a hospital, to which the Daughters agreed. Providence Healthcare Network is dedicated to carrying out our Mission of Compassion and Vision of Excellence through providing exceptional health care, with a special commitment to the poor.

The Providence Network includes the Providence Health Center, a 301-bed acute care full-service medical center, with cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, surgical weight loss, rehabilitative and emergency services; primary care and specialty clinics, the DePaul Center, a 64-bed mental health facility; Providence Home Care, one of the largest full-service home care agencies locally; and Providence Park, a 341 bed multi-level of care, long-term facility and retirement community offering sub-acute, nursing care and rehabilitation services.

Providence is a member of Ascension Health, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Ascension Health is transforming health care by providing the highest quality care to all, and is the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

For more information about Providence Health Center, call (254) 751-4070. More about Providence…