McKinney, TX — Medical City McKinney has named Raylene Platel, MD, as chief medical officer (CMO), starting in June.

A key position on the Medical City McKinney leadership team, Dr. Platel will help lead clinical and quality initiatives that support consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital. She will also provide leadership to infection prevention, risk management, safety and the medical staff.

“Dr. Platel is a proven leader with more than 12 years' experience leading physicians, clinical operations and quality management. We are excited she will be part of our administrative team,” says Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “She will be a critical lead as we begin to expand our progressive care unit (PCU) and emergency services when we open our new patient tower and ER expansion later this year.

Prior to this role, Dr. Platel served as the chief medical officer for Citrus Memorial Hospital, an HCA Healthcare hospital in Inverness, Florida, since 2016. She also served as the associate program director for the residency training program at Detroit Medical Center - Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

“I am excited to return to Texas and join an outstanding team committed to healthcare excellence,” says Dr. Platel. “Providing our patients with compassionate, quality healthcare is our focus and priority.”

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Platel completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from NTR University of Health Sciences in India. She completed a master's degree in public health and epidemiology from UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 2018, she received the Healthcare Heroes – Innovation in Healthcare Award for the development of a Graduate Medical Education program at Citrus Memorial Hospital from the Citrus County Chronicle.