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Chris York


Chris C. York, FACHE, MBA, has served as president of Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie since August 2014.

Prior to becoming president of Baylor Waxahachie, York served as chief operating officer of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, where he worked diligently to streamline processes and enhance ancillary services, as well as oversaw significant campus construction efforts. 

The experience served him well as York is currently overseeing the completion of construction on the new Baylor Scott & White Health – Waxahachie hospital. Before his role with Baylor Grapevine, York served as vice president of surgical services for Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

York holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Master of Business Administration with a focus in health care administration from East Tennessee State University.

For the past 22 years, Chris has been immersed in health care, both professionally and personally. His wife, Jackie, is a physician specializing in neonatal medicine at Baylor Dallas.

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 Woman’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.