New President at Baylor Garland

Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) has named Tom Trenary president of Baylor Medical Center at Garland. He began his new responsibilities on Tuesday, July 1. 

"We are pleased to welcome Tom into the Baylor Health Care System family," says Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer, Baylor Health Care System. "His senior level experience in other hospital systems makes him an excellent fit for Baylor Garland." 

Trenary's impressive career in health care spans more than two decades and encompasses senior leadership roles at health care organizations across the country. Prior to joining Baylor, Trenary established and managed the Western Region of MedCath, a cardiac health care system based in Charlotte, N.C. In this capacity he oversaw planning, hospital operations, physician relations and recruitment. Other health care systems Trenary has provided senior leadership for include: Transitional Hospitals Corporation, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Community Hospitals of Central California. 

Jim Thaxton, who had served as Baylor Garland's president, became chief operating officer of Baylor University Medical Center on July 1. 

Baylor Medical Center at Garland continues to grow and to reflect the medical needs of its residents. The hospital offers advanced medical technology in heart and vascular care, breast health, pain management, wound services, women's services, neonatal intensive care, digestive disease, medical imaging, senior health care, and physical medicine and rehabilitation on its smoke-free campus. Baylor Garland serves the communities of Garland, Wylie, Richardson, Rowlett, Rockwall, Sachse, Mesquite and Murphy. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System will report $390 million in community benefits to the Department of State Health Services.

Contact: Susan Hall, (214) 820-1817

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