Peek Takes Reins at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
DALLAS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scott Peek 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 chief operating officer for Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine while also assuming the Baylor Medical Center at McKinney mantle until July 2011, at which point he’ll dedicate 100 percent of his time to his role as president of Baylor McKinney.
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.
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.
About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Located at the northwest corner of State Highway 380 (University Drive) and Lake Forest Drive, Baylor McKinney’s offerings will include women’s services, cardiovascular care, orthopaedics, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology and a full-service emergency department. As the McKinney community grows, so will the hospital, which has the potential to become a 12-story, 400 bed facility with three adjacent medical office buildings.
About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care provider serving nearly 1.4 million patients through its network of 212 access points. Baylor University Medical Center, a major research and teaching facility for the Southwest, anchors the Baylor network, which includes a total of 26 hospitals. In addition, access points include ambulatory, surgical/endoscopy centers, satellite outpatient locations, senior centers, and physician clinics through the HealthTexas Provider Network. Patient-centered medical research is conducted at the Baylor Research Institute and fundraising to support the System’s mission is lead by the Baylor Health Care System Foundation.
Baylor employs more than 20,000, making it the third largest private-sector employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. More than 4,500 physicians comprise the current medical staff. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor recorded $3.9 billion in total assets and $468 million community benefit.
For more information, visit BaylorHealth.com.
SOURCE Baylor Health Care System