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Bill Waechter

Serving San Antonio and the Boerne Area for Baptist Hospital System

Article by Connie McFall Clark

Photography by Connie McFall Clark

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

William “Bill” Waechter, has served as President of North Central Baptist Hospital since 2010. He led that hospital through significant expansion programs that include Baptist Regional Children’s Center. North Central also is a key provider of adult services like cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurosurgery, cancer, and women’s services, a level III-B NICU as well as neonatal, maternal and pediatric transport services. Also, part of the North Central system is the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital. “I don't brag on my husband nearly enough," announced Michal Moore Waechter in December. "North Central Baptist Hospital was one of two hospitals in Texas awarded The Leapfrog Group Top General Hospital Award. This means it is one of the highest performing hospitals in the country for patient safety!”  The vision for the hospital system is: Compassionate Service Inspired By Faith. Born in San Antonio and raised in the New Braunfels area, Bill comes by his affinity for patient care from his mother who was a nurse and paramedic for Bracken EMS. He rode along with her on calls and learned from actual experience what it takes to be a first responder. Bill started his career with the Baptist Hospital System in 1994 as a flight paramedic and then held leadership positions for San Antonio AirLIFE, the air medical transport service now owned jointly by Baptist Health System and University Health System. He excelled in a number of leadership positions at Northeast Baptist Hospital and in regional departments. He was responsible for developing “Heart Alert”, San Antonio’s first organized approach to treating patients with a STEMI. The Baptist Hospital System is developing a hospital campus on twenty-three acres on the northwest corner I-10 and State Highway 46 in Boerne. The LEEDS structure and grounds are due to open late 2023 or early 2024.