The Catalyst Issue 21 | May 2015 - Page 28

LEADERSHIP to help shape healthcare delivery that meets families’ needs MEET THE PRESIDENT of the Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region hen Jay Fox stepped in as president of the Baylor Scott & White Austin/ Round Rock Region in August 2014, he enthusiastically brought 20 years of administrative and healthcare system experience to a team facing the opportunities and challenges of a population boom in the greater Austin area. A skilled leader in changing times, Mr. Fox had already spent several years as president of Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, where he was instrumental in the development and recent opening of the new $175 million facility, one of his proudest achievements. Before that, Mr. Fox was executive director of Our Children’s House at Baylor, a licensed pediatric hospital in Dallas, where he oversaw two facility expansions. So he is well-suited to lead the Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region team. Mr. Fox says the Baylor Healthcare System and Scott & White Healthcare W 28 THE CATALYST May 15 | merger has created a wonderful opportunity to serve more Texans, as the combined system continues a shared legacy of delivering the highestquality healthcare services. “I’ve been very impressed with the leadership team, the physicians, and the rapid growth that has happened in such a short period of time,” he says. Meeting the needs of a growing area People have been moving into the greater Austin region at a rapid pace in recent years; in fact, Round Rock was the nation’s fastest-growing city in 2010. According to more recent Census Bureau figures, two communities in the region, Cedar Park and Georgetown, are among the top 10 most rapidly growing cities of 50,000 residents or more in the United States. As the population increases, so do its healthcare requirements. Mr. Fox says the Austin/Round Rock regional system will broaden services to meet rising expectations. “We are currently developing plans to address how we meet the needs of the growing community. We have many opportunities to serve the population, and we’re continuing to determine what services need to be developed,” he says. The Baylor Scott & White Austin/ Round Rock Region’s 200-plus physicians serve the residents of the five-county region. Facilities currently include hospitals in both Round Rock and Taylor, an emergency medical center in Cedar Park, and 14 primary care and specialty clinics throughout the region. “We’ve been able to recruit a very impressive slate of physicians, both primary care and specialty care,” says Mr. Fox. Professional and community service Mr. Fox is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, a regional chapter of a nationwide group that consists of area community leaders working to