TEMPLE — Baylor Scott & White Health flags were raised at the health care system’s facilities Monday.

“It’s the first symbolic initiative to show that we are one,” said Joel Allison, Baylor Scott & White Health CEO.

Over the next several years the Baylor Scott & White logo will become more visible as signs need to be replaced or new signs set.

This extends the Baylor Scott & White brand throughout North and Central Texas, said Dr. Robert Pryor, Baylor Scott & White chief operating officer and chief medical officer.

Since the merger became official in October, extensive effort has gone into getting the message out that the two health care systems are now one, Allison said.

The Baylor Scott & White Health executive team and board of trustees meet regularly in both Temple and Dallas.

“We really are starting to move with our integration and efforts and looking at ways to better serve our communities and patients,” he said. “We truly believe that we’re going to create a model that others will want to emulate.”

Health care systems across the country are talking to each other about what the future holds, Pryor said.

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