After numerous expansions over the years, Wise Health System continues to deliver the highest quality of care to our community.
A Start of Something Special
Wise Health System formerly, Decatur Community Hospital, was established in 1973 by the City of Decatur as a Hospital Authority to enhance community health care delivery and to address the future health care requirements of a growing community.
When the doors first opened for business, the hospital occupied little more than 34,000 square feet and was home to 50 patient beds and 2 operating rooms. There was significant forethought and effort by community leaders which led to the creation of this modern facility designed to meet virtually all health care needs, either on an emergency or routine basis. Decatur Community Hospital officially changed its name to Wise Health System in April of 2001.
1982: Joint Commission Accreditation
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations has accredited it since 1982. In retaining this status, the hospital is acknowledged by the premium hospital accreditation agency in the nation as meeting or exceeding established health care standards. This further documents the desire and efforts of the hospital Board of Governors, Medical Staff, Hospital Administration, and Employees on staff to offer the finest health care available.
2004: East Campus Construction Begins
In 2004, construction began in Decatur for a $54 million expansion of Wise Health System, known as the East Campus. The facility opened in August 2006 and includes a total of 99 acute medical and surgical beds, 10 operating room and a total of 176,000 square feet.
2006: West Campus Opens
In November of 2006, the West Campus of Wise Health System opened to provide an additional 49 beds for long term care, rehabilitation, and inpatient adult and geriatric behavioral service.
2007: Affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health
In early 2007, Wise Health System became affiliated with, but not controlled by Baylor Scott & White Health. This affiliation brings resources of one of the most highly regarded health care systems in the world today. It allows residents the ability to access a full range of top quality health care services.
Our Bright Future
Wise Health System has established a progressive philosophy in the delivery of health care and continues to expand services as well as purchase state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the latest in diagnostics, treatment, and support. Although we have expanded our services, we continue to deliver health care with the personal touch you have come to expect at Wise Health System.