Scott Joseph Taylor has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Catherine Hospital effective June 1, 2005. The St. Catherine Board of Directors and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the parent organization of St. Catherine Hospital, made the announcement of Taylor’s appointment today.
Mike Collins, St. Catherine Hospital board chair, said Scott was the choice of the full board and CHI. Taylor is presently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Ector County Hospital District / Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, Texas, where he helps direct a 363 bed acute care facility with 13,200 annual admissions, and 1,400 FTEs. MCH serves as a lead facility for a 17 county area of rural West Texas, offering such services as a Level III trauma center, comprehensive cardiovascular services, Level III neonatal unit, outpatient surgery/imaging center and air ambulance service. “Scott has extensive experience in both large and small facilities. We are very impressed with his leadership ability and his rapport with the board. We are confident that he is the right choice as president and that he will do an excellent job in his new role.” Collins said.
Taylor has more than 15 years of executive experience in hospital operations, physician clinic operations, and development and administration of managed care plans. Taylor pioneered service-line organizational structure in the establishment of the MCH Center for Heart Disease, a comprehensive cardiovascular program that incorporated a cardiac catheterization laboratory, Chest Pain Center, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular surgery,
and Critical Care. Also included in this $9 million expansion project were an electrophysiology laboratory and peripheral vascular service. Taylor was instrumental in developing air ambulance services to a 17 county area that averages over 40 flights per month.
Under Taylor’s leadership MCH has maintained the highest employee satisfaction scores in the facility’s history. His management style is one of consensus building, influencing
and motivating others through consistent visibility, open communication and knowledge sharing.
Taylor is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the United Way Pillar’s Club. He received a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Taylor is a native of Big Spring, Texas. He is married and has a stepdaughter, Ashley, who is attending community college in Odessa, Texas. His wife Lisa is active in the Children’s Miracle Network. Taylor is an active sci-fi fan and an avid football fan. Both he and his wife enjoy traveling. They plan to relocate to Garden City this summer.