By Brian Bearden, TSB Contributor
More than 300 physicians have applied to work at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney when the hospital opens July 6, Baylor McKinney president Scott Peek said Friday.
Peek, saying “Baylor McKinney is excited to put down roots in McKinney,” told the Rotary Club of McKinney luncheon on the 107th anniversary of Rotary that the new hospital at the northwest corner of Highway 380 and Lake Forest Drive will also have 350 employees and grow by another 100 within a year.
“Ultimately, this is not Baylor’s hospital,” Peek said. “This is going to be McKinney’s hospital” with Baylor’s values. “Our mission is to serve. When you put the care of others first, everything else will fall into place.”
Baylor McKinney will feature a 95-bed, full-service hospital and surrounding medical office campus dedicated to serving the more than 133,000 residents in McKinney and surrounding communities. As McKinney grows, Baylor McKinney will grow to become a 400-bed campus with multiple adjacent medical office buildings. Peek said Baylor McKinney wants to be a trusted place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care.
“Baylor McKinney will be a wonderful facility and a tremendous asset to the community,” said Rotary club president Peter N. McLellan.
* Heart and vascular
* Cancer services
* Obstetrics and gynecology
* Level III NICU with private rooms
* Digestive diseases
* General surgery
* Internal medicine
* 24-hour Emergency care
“We will not be a trauma center when we open up,” Peek told the gathering at Rick’s Chophouse in the Grand Hotel in downtown McKinney. “We want to make sure we are appropriately sized and grow from there.”
HIRING A STAFF
Interviews for staff positions began in January and will continue through late March.
All staff will be hired by April 1 and “on-boarding” will begin for most positions June 4. The facility opens July 6.
The Baylor benefits package includes a 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5 percent, flexible schedules and an employee assistance program.
MESSAGE TO PHYSICIANS
Peek said: “The vision at Baylor Health Care System is to be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care. We cherish the role we play in serving the community with you and appreciate the unique responsibility we have to make a difference in the lives of those who need care. We are carefully interviewing and hiring people who align with our vision and understand how every person can make an impact every day in every encounter. This will be a hospital you will feel proud to call your own.”
Scott Peek, a McKinney Rotary member, became president of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney in July 2011. Before joining Baylor McKinney, Peek served as the chief operating officer (COO) at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. 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, before becoming COO of Baylor Grapevine in 2008.
At Baylor Grapevine, Peek provided oversight and direction for a variety of strategic and operational initiatives including service excellence, construction activity and facility growth, strategic planning and service line growth.
In 2009, Baylor Grapevine received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from Texas Quality Foundation, becoming only the sixth health care organization to win the statewide recognition.
In 2009, Peek was chosen as “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. The annual award honors young professionals who display key characteristics and abilities of future health care leaders.
Peek earned his masters in health care administration and masters in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Peek serves on the local board for Young Life, and coaches youth sports. Peek also serves on the Cotton Bowl Council.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF BAYLOR MCKINNEY
Peek gave the Rotary Club a virtual tour. Click on the video to take your own tour.