Charles Williams Named President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest

Texas native takes the reins at Waco’s most comprehensive healthcare provider

WACO, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not for profit health system in Texas, announces today that Charles Williams, FACHE, will join the organization as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in early 2021.

Williams is returning to his home state of Texas from Orangeburg, S.C., where he serves as president and chief executive officer of Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties. He will become president of the Waco facility on Jan. 11.

"Charles Williams brings with him a deep Commitment to quality and safety — complementing our culture and Values," said Pat Currie, president of hospital and clinic operations at Baylor Scott & White. "We believe he will continue to advance our legacy in Waco and help us deliver on our Mission."

Williams has held leadership positions at Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals, including LifeCare Hospitals of Fort Worth, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in Mansfield and JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Williams worked for Tenet Healthcare as the company's vice president of performance standards and clinical operations. He also served as chief operating officer of the company's Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake.

Becky Hardie, RN, MS, NEA-BC, has served as interim president since former president Glenn Robinson retired in July.

"We are extremely grateful to Becky for stepping in and overseeing operations during this exceptionally challenging year," Currie said. "Her leadership during the pandemic has helped keep our team engaged and informed, allowing us to continue focusing on providing care to those who need us most."

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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 Health promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 52 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information, visit