Source: Baylor Health Care System Press Release
Scott Peek, chief operating officer at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, has been named president of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney. The facility, which is currently under construction, will open in July 2012. Peek will serve double-duty, continuing his role as COO for BRMCG while also assuming the BMCM mantle until July 2011, at which point he’ll dedicate 100 percent of his time to the new role.
The new $213 million, 332,000-square-foot BMCM is being developed to meet the needs of the growing population in McKinney, and will be Baylor’s fourth hospital in Collin County. According to recent census figures, Collin County is now growing faster than both Denton and Dallas counties.
“I cannot think of a better person for this new role,” says Michael Taylor, Baylor Health Care System senior vice president. “Scott’s energy, experience and commitment to excellence make him the perfect leader for this important addition to the System.”
Peek has been with Baylor Health Care System since 2001, serving in roles of increasing responsibility as president of Baylor Specialty Hospital and Our Children’s House at Baylor, prior to becoming COO of BRMCG in 2008. In 2009, he was chosen as “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC). The annual award honors young professionals who display key characteristics and abilities of future health care leaders.
“Baylor has served North Texas for over 100 years with a steadfast commitment to serving patients through our Christian ministry of healing. It is an honor and blessing to be able to work with the System leaders in bringing high quality care to the residents of McKinney and surrounding communities,” said Peek. “I’m looking forward to assuming my responsibilities and am grateful for this opportunity.”To continue reading this article, click here.