Baylor Scott & White Health Announces Regional and Hospital Leadership Appointments

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Updated May 10, 2023) – Baylor Scott & White Health today announces regional and hospital leadership team appointments.

"We are proud to have a strong bench of talent across our organization and especially within the Brazos Valley," said Steve Newton, chief delivery system operations officer, Baylor Scott & White. "From the recent opening of the expanded emergency department in Brenham to the innovative clinic and wellness center recently opened in College Station, we are proud to grow alongside — and continue investing in — this great community."

  • Seth Sullivan, MDhas been named regional chief medical officer. Dr. Sullivan has been a member of the medical staff for 10 years, most recently serving as division director of medicine. Dr. Sullivan attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, finished an internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and completed residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He also served in progressive leadership roles in the medical corps of the U.S Navy.
  • After more than two decades of leading the region's medical team as regional chief medical officer, Bill Rayburn, MD, will continue his service as chief medical officer of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham and as an active member of the medical staff. During his tenure, Dr. Rayburn helped grow the region from 19 physicians to 250 physicians and advanced practice providers across 40 specialties. Dr. Sullivan will assume the regional chief medical officer role on June 19, working closely with Dr. Rayburn during the transition.

"These appointments further strengthen an exceptionally talented and dedicated team," said Rob Watson, MD, chief clinical operations officer, Baylor Scott & White. 

Jason Jennings will continue serving as president of the Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region. For the past 12 years, Jennings has led two hospitals while tripling the number of clinics, opening dozens of new service lines, guiding the region to achieve countless quality recognitions and helping deliver exceptional experiences to a growing community. Geoff Christian will continue as chief operating officer of the Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region. Christian most recently oversaw a $10 million expansion project that included an addition and renovation of 24 new hospital rooms.

Walter Peters, MD, Baylor Scott & White's chief medical officer, said "Baylor Scott & White continues to be committed to offering advanced, quality care within the Brazos Valley so that our neighbors and colleagues are ensured trusted care close to home."

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit

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