Baylor Scott & White Health named one of its former leaders, Chris York, as the new president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine. Young's term is effective as of Aug. 20.

“With a long history of exemplary leadership, Chris has the commitment and background needed to continue advancing our mission,” said Pat Currie, president of hospital operations at Baylor Scott & White Health, in a news release.

York joined Baylor Scott & White in 2007, and most recently served as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Waxahachie. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer for Baylor Grapevine from 2011 to 2014.

“While it is bittersweet to say goodbye to the Waxahachie community that welcomed me and my family over these past four years, I know that this medical center will continue to flourish due to the strong culture focused on living out our mission as a Christian ministry of healing,” York said in a news release.

York will provide interim leadership at Baylor Scott & White-Waxahachie while a search for new leadership is conducted. York said returning to Grapevine is a homecoming for him and his family.

"It’s a great honor to help build upon the already strong legacy established by years of dedicated care teams providing safe and quality care to North Texas," he said in a statement.