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​​​Quality Care, Close to Home

Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie brings quality care to Ellis County and surrounding communities. As a not-for-profit hospital, we are dedicated to serving everyone through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service.

For Your Health, Where You Live

The year 1914 brought the opening of a hospital in Waxahachie, and we've been a valuable strand in the fabric of your community for more than 100 years.

Since that time, we’ve cared for the community through:

  • a commitment to advanced technology
  • expert, experienced and caring staff
  • high standards of quality medical care

Over the course of more than a century, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie has come to be the trusted healthcare provider for all of Ellis County, including Midlothian, Red Oak and surrounding communities.

Facts and Stats

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie is a 300,000 square-foot facility located at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 287 on 52 acres of land. It has been designed to accommodate 129 beds with room for future growth capabilities. 

Many windows fill the facility with natural light to complement a healing environment. The hospital offers advanced technology for physicians and numerous amenities for patients and their families, including all private rooms, free Wi-Fi and no visiting-hour restrictions.

Hospital Highlights

  • 12 ICU beds
  • Emergency department with 37 treatment spaces
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Five operating rooms
  • Wound care program with hyperbaric chamber
  • Expanded cardiovascular services
  • Childbirth services that includes a nursery and six delivery rooms and 11 post-partum rooms
  • 24 hour neonatal nurse practitioner coverage
  • Interventional radiology
  • Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Waxahachie featuring a linear accelerator and infusion bays
  • Weight management program, diabetes management center and sleep center
  • Outdoor walking trail encircling a two-acre pond


Chris York - President

Chris C. York, FACHE, MBA, has served as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie since August 2014.

Prior to becoming president of the hospital, York served as chief operating officer of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine (now Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – 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 oversaw 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 healthcare administration from East Tennessee State University.

For the past 22 years, Chris has been immersed in healthcare, 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 at the Baylor Scott & White Health - North Texas Division, five of which were spent at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – 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 has also 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.

In Waxahachie, McMullan oversees 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.

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 Scott & White Medical Center – 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 Murray 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 worked in healthcare for over 15 years, beginning her career in surgical services.

She previously 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.

Murray is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association of periOperative Registered 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 healthcare administration. She is a Fellow of the J&J/Wharton Executive Management Program, The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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