The Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) offers an array of health care services throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. BHCS owns or operates about two dozen acute care and specialty hospitals, including the Baylor University Medical Center complex, one of the state's major teaching and referral facilities. Other facilities include about 25 surgery centers and more than 250 physician and outpatient care centers, as well as senior health clinics, pharmacies, and research labs. The faith-based (with Baptist roots), non-for-profit system also provides home health care and specialized pediatric services. BHCS is exploring a merger with Scott & White Healthcare.