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Jay Fox


Jay Fox joined Baylor Waxahachie in 2007. Prior to that he served as executive director of Our Children’s House (OCH) at Baylor in Dallas and as vice president of operations for Baylor Specialty Health Centers. Under his leadership, OCH planned two facility expansions that included additional patient beds, therapy space and an outpatient surgery center and also added eight outpatient clinics.

Fox serves an active role as a board member in many organizations both professional and non-profit related. His board appointments include: Children’s Hospitals & Related Institutions of Texas, past-president, DFW Hospital Council, The North Texas chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The Health Industry Council and the Council of Policy Development for the Texas Hospital Association,Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, Baylor Surgicare at Ennis.

Other board appointments include: Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board and Citizen’s Advisory Board for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Non-profit endeavors include his commitment to the Dallas Summer Musicals executive board, the Next Generation of Philanthropists board, Special Care and Career Services board, Expanding Worlds Luncheon, past chair and Make-a-Wish Foundation Gala Chair.

Fox is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Dallas, and has served as the chair of the board of directors for the alumni association. He is also a 2009 graduate of Leadership Waxahachie.

Fox was a nominee for the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award, and was included the Dallas Business Journal’s prestigious ’40-under-40’ list. He was also awarded the 2010 Leadership Award by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. Fox is also an active examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge award and Texas Quality Award programs.

Fox has accomplished many things since arriving at Baylor Waxahachie. Under his direction, Baylor Waxahachie received the Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Award, the Texas Quality Award – Achievement level, and the MIDAS Platinum Quality Award. In addition to growing the hospital in size, services and medical staff membership, Fox has been instrumental in the hospital’s efforts to constantly improve its quality of care.

Baylor Waxahachie has been recognized by VHA, Inc. with a Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence in preventing surgical complications and won first place at Baylor Health Care System’s first annual Quality Improvement Summit for successfully creating a system to identify and treat patients at high risk for developing blood clots during their hospital stay.

Fox also facilitated the purchase and development of 83 acres near the intersection of I-35 and Highway 287. This land will be used for the future development of the Southern sector of the Baylor Health Care System service area.

Cheryl McMullen

Vice President of Finance, Hospital Financial Officer

With more than 25 years of experience within Baylor Health Care System, five of which were spent at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie as a senior financial analyst, Cheryl McMullan, CPA, MBA, was the perfect fit for vice president of finance and hospital financial officer (HFO) for the facility. McMullan most recently served as HFO and compliance officer for Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, where she successfully led initiatives to reduce length of stay, improve payor mix and increase ratio of net revenue to gross. In addition, she led a project to coordinate efforts between departments to maximize admissions. At Waxahachie, McMullan will oversee the financial functions of the hospital and serve as the entity compliance officer. She joined Baylor in 1985 as a staff auditor and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility throughout the System. McMullan, a certified public accountant, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University. Congratulations to McMullan on her recent appointment.

Cindy Murray,MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNOR

Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Cindy Murray currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie. She is responsible for day to day operations as well as her duties as the Chief Nursing Officer which include being the voice of the patient, advocating for both patients and quality care.

The departments that report to Cindy include: Acute Care Services, Cardiopulmonary, Sleep Lab, Pain Management, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Radiology, Bariatrics, Environmental Services, and Plant Operations, Murray has been with Baylor since 2006, but has enjoyed a role in health care for over 15 years, beginning her career in Surgical Services. She served as interim CNO at the University of Texas Southwestern Hospitals where she held numerous clinical leadership positions. During her tenure she played a key role in improving operational efficiencies.

Prior to her career in health care, Murray spent 12 years in sales and customer service management. Her areas of expertise concentrated on operational efficiencies and increasing sales volume. While in this career path, she earned several awards in recognition of her leadership ability.

Murray is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association of Peri-Operative Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau honor society for nursing, American Nurse Association, Texas Nurse Association and Historic Waxahachie. She serves on the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council advisory board. In 2008, Murray was recognized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Nurse Administrators Forum and Texas Nurses Association Districts Three and Four as one of the Great 100 Nurses.

Murray received her bachelor of nursing degree from Texas Woman’s University, as well as a master’s in business administration, and a master’s in health care administration. She is a Fellow of the J&J/Wharton Executive Management Program, The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.