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Baylor Scott & White Health Providing Medical, Spiritual Care

Dallas’ 1st luxury high-rise senior living community will have elite healthcare services to match its facilities DALLAS (July 30, 2019) – Not-for-profits Baylor Scott & White Health and Buckner Senior Living have agreed to collaborate on certain services for Ventana by Buckner®, a $140 million luxury high-rise Life Care retirement community in North Dallas opening in 2019. The areas of collaboration include medical and spiritual care:

  • A Baylor Scott & White geriatrician who specializes in palliative medicine will serve as the center’s medical director for long-term care and skilled nursing residents.
  • Baylor Scott & White Signature Medicine, an enhanced healthcare services program focused on personalized service and individualized attention, will be made available to residents.
  • For residents who are unable to access healthcare through regular office visits with a physician, the Baylor Scott & White HouseCalls physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants will travel to Ventana for healthcare appointments.
  • Baylor Scott & White chaplains will provide spiritual care and collaborate with community organizations to enrich the lives of seniors. The comprehensive spiritual care program at Ventana will offer meaningful outreach activities, opportunities for worship, and other services that support holistic care for residents, family members and staff.

“Baylor Scott & White Health and Buckner both operate as not-for-profit ministries that serve, heal and strengthen the community,” said Chuck Childress, executive director, Ventana by Buckner. “Our members will enjoy health and wellness services as excellent as the community’s luxurious features and amenities.”

About Ventana by Buckner

Ventana by Buckner is Dallas’ first and only luxury high-rise Life Care community. Its adjacent 12-story towers will house 189 independent apartment homes, including one-, two- and three-bedroom options and ranging from 950 to 2,000 square feet. Ventana also includes the full continuum of care for senior adults with assisted living, nursing care, memory care and a rehabilitation component. The community will also include underground parking, multiple dining venues and lounges, spacious common areas, modern wellness and fitness centers, heated indoor pool, salon and spa, movie theater, rooftop garden, multiple patios and more. For more information about Ventana by Buckner, visit About Baylor Scott & White Health As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 50 hospitals and more than 1,000 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information, visit  Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. Learn more about Buckner Retirement Services at Information Contact: Christopher Ruth Director of Media Relations Buckner International 630-536-9139 (cell)