DALLAS, Texas – Kyle Armstrong has been named president of Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health's flagship academic medical center in Dallas. He has been serving as interim president since April, having been appointed to chief operating officer of the medical center in January 2020.
Armstrong has also been named president of the health system's North Texas Central Region, which includes Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas.
"Kyle's guidance through the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated what an extraordinary leader he is," said Pat Currie, president of hospital and clinic operations of Baylor Scott & White. "His commitment to advancing the Mission of our organization will ensure he builds on Baylor University Medical Center's legacy of service," she added.
Baylor University Medical Center, nationally recognized for patient care, medical education and research, includes multidisciplinary medical teams who serve patients travelling from across the country to receive care. Medical specialties include oncology, transplant, advanced gastrointestinal and esophageal disease, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and more.
With a strong commitment to quality care and advancing medical treatments to better serve patients, Baylor University Medical Center has received four consecutive Magnet designations by The American Nurses Credentialing Center—a quality accomplishment achieved by less than 1% of hospitals in the U.S. The medical center has been ranked for 30 consecutive years on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list, and Fortune and Merative (formerly known as IBM Watson) ranked Baylor University Medical Center as the No. 6 major teaching hospital in the nation in 2022.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary team dedicated to providing safe, quality care to North Texas and beyond," said Armstrong. "It's an honor to serve as president for one of the most well-respected academic medical centers in the country, and I look forward to deepening our impact in the communities we serve."
Armstrong first joined Baylor Scott & White in July 2016 as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney. During his four years as president, he led efforts to establish the hospital as a Level III Trauma Center and earn the medical center's first Magnet designation.
Armstrong serves on the board of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and as a member of the Texas Hospital Association's Leadership Fellows Class of 2023. He was recently selected for the 2023 Leadership Dallas class, the region's premier leadership development program, by the Dallas Regional Chamber. Previously, Kyle was a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 award in 2020 and was named the 2019 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the DFW Hospital Council.
Armstrong earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and his Master of Science in health administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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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