Chris York Named President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –Grapevine
Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, names Chris York, MBA, FACHE, as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine, beginning Aug. 20.
York joined Baylor Scott & White in 2007, and most recently served as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer for Baylor Grapevine from 2011 to 2014.
“With a long history of exemplary leadership, Chris has the commitment and background needed to continue advancing our mission,” said Pat Currie, president, hospital operations at Baylor Scott & White Health.
During York’s tenure as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, his commitment to patient safety and patient experience positively impacted length of stay, readmission rates, and top scores on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), a patient satisfaction survey required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all hospitals in the United States. Under his leadership, the hospital achieved a 5-Star CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.
Over the next few months while a search is conducted to fill York’s role, he will provide interim leadership at Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie.
“While it is bittersweet to say goodbye to the Waxahachie community that welcomed me and my family over these past four years, I know that this medical center will continue to flourish due to the strong culture focused on living out our mission as a Christian ministry of healing,” said York.
“Returning to Grapevine is a homecoming for me and my family. To that extent, I look forward to getting reacquainted with old friends and introduced to new ones. More importantly, it’s a great honor to help build upon the already strong legacy established by years of dedicated care teams providing safe and quality care to North Texas.”
York earned a master of business administration with a focus in healthcare administration and bachelor of business administration degree from East Tennessee State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.