Medical City McKinney appoints new chief medical officer

Medical City McKinney hired Dr. Steven Kaster as chief medical officer.

Medical City McKinney appoints Dr. Steven Kaster as chief medical officer.[/caption]

Kaster began with Medical Center McKinney on June 7 and was previously working as a physician partner with Digestive Health Specialists in Kansas City, Missouri.

This position has sat empty for about a year, Medical City McKinney spokesperson Sally Huggins said. Dr. Scott Donaldson previously held this position but has since retired, Huggins said.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kaster as part of our administrative team,” said Ernest Lynch, CEO of Medical City McKinney, in a news release. “He is a physician that other doctors can look to for quality outcomes and clinical expertise.”

As chief medical officer, Kaster will help advise and lead the hospital’s medical experts, according to the release.

Kaster is a board-certified gastroenterologist and active in the American College of Healthcare Executives.