SPEAKER: Chris York, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
Chris has been a dedicated servant leader for nearly 30 years.
His leadership experience has been marked by progressively increasing responsibilities and consistently improved performance for a host of hospitals and healthcare systems.
He joined Baylor Scott & White Health in 2007 as Vice President of
Surgical Services for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Chris was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Baylor Scott &
White Medical Center – Grapevine followed by service as President at
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie. He returned to Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine as President in 2018.
Chris is passionate about driving excellence through a culture based upon: 1) Love for one another,
2) Receiving feedback as a precious gift, and 3) Courageously leading change that drives continuous improvement. Through the application of his unique philosophy, both Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie and Grapevine have been recognized nationally for their high quality of care and creation of a Five Star patient experience.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board of various community organizations. During the first 15 years of Chris’ career, he was bi-vocational and served as a part-time youth minister. He received a football scholarship to attend East Tennessee State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He later received his MBA from ETSU, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.
Chris has been married to Jackie York, MD, Neonatologist, for 28 years. They have one son, Jack, who is a sophomore at Stephen F. Austin University.