Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe Announces New President

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Lake Pointe Announces New President


Executive brings 25 years healthcare strategic planning and management experience


04/13/2018 - DALLAS, Texas


Donas H. Cole is the new president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, a 112-bed acute-care hospital.

"Those who know Donas can attest to his genuine passion for healthcare and his desire to make a difference in the lives of others," said Jerri Garison, president, east region, north division, Baylor Scott & White Health.

Baylor Scott & White– Lake Pointe is undergoing a major expansion. Construction includes a new three-floor patient tower that will allow the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), well-baby nursery and postpartum department to be housed on the same floor. The new building will feature two 16-bed medical and surgical units, a new patient registration area, a new lobby, and a renovated kitchen and dining area. 

Cole most recently served as interim president at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland, which he joined in 2012 as a physician liaison. He has held several administrative positions during his tenure, including vice president of administration from 2014 to 2017. 

Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White, Cole was vice president of operations and co-ethics and compliance officer for Medical Center of McKinney, an HCA facility. He also was an administrative director of the Wysong Campus (Rehab and Behavioral Health), and held roles in physician support, clinical systems and operations.

Cole started his career in 1989 with National Medical Enterprise and Psychiatric Institutes of America where he served in various roles. He has received numerous accolades, including Community Hero and Employee of the Year awards.

Cole holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Texas A&M - Commerce.

Cole will oversee a hospital that already offers many medical specialties and services, including a fast-track emergency department, intensive care unit, women's services, Level II and Level III NICU, interventional cardiology, diagnostic imaging, robotic-assisted surgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, neurosurgery and urology. The hospital also is designated a Level III Trauma center.

About Baylor Scott & White Health
 Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $11.1 billion* and serving a population larger than the state of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 50 hospitals, nearly 1,000 access points, 7,800 active physicians, and 48,000 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information visit: BSWHealth.com

* based on audited 2017 fiscal year statements

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