DALLAS and TEMPLE, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health has tapped veteran healthcare leader Steven R. Newton to serve as executive vice president and chief growth officer, effective April 25. In this role, Newton will drive enterprise growth, creating and enhancing customer-centric partnerships that help the organization advance its strategy.
"Steve is known as a trusted and progressive leader with an unrivaled knowledge of our markets," said Baylor Scott & White CEO Pete McCanna. "His understanding of competitive opportunities across the state will guide us as we expand access to high-quality care for the millions of Texans we serve."
Newton has nearly 35 years of healthcare experience—including almost 20 years in several of the system's key geographies. He most recently led two North Texas regions, including six hospitals, and served as president of Baylor University Medical Center, one of the health system's flagship academic medical centers. Since joining Baylor Scott & White in 2004, he has also served as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth.
Over the course of his tenure, Steve has led the development and implementation of high-performing regional growth plans, guiding his teams to improve patient experience and clinical outcomes.
"I have spent the past 18 years working alongside my Baylor Scott & White colleagues to expand access, explore new partnerships and strengthen relationships with trusted providers," Newton said. "It is a privilege to work for an organization deeply committed to those it serves, and I look forward to finding new ways to deliver high-quality care when, where and how our customers want it."
While a search is conducted to fill Newton's role at Baylor University Medical Center, Kyle Armstrong, the hospital's chief operating officer, will serve as interim president.
Newton holds a master's degree in public health from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and a bachelor's degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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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 1,100 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: BSWHealth.com