Joel Allison, FACHE, is CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, a fully integrated healthcare system headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It provides services to a network of acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide patient care, medical education, research, and community service. Mr. Allison's primary responsibility is to help Baylor Scott & White attain its vision “to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate health care.” To accomplish this, Mr. Allison oversees a leadership team that continues to develop Baylor Scott & White as a patient-focused healthcare delivery system and clinical enterprise offering prevention and wellness, physician, outpatient, acute hospital, and other services that are geographically dispersed yet efficient and fully coordinated. He focuses on providing quality, safe patient care that can be measured and reported and places a strong emphasis on medical education and research, as well as on collaboration with physicians in the design and development of an integrated delivery system.
Mr. Allison's career spans more than four decades in healthcare management. He joined Baylor Health Care System in 1993 and served as Baylor's senior executive vice president and chief operating officer before being promoted to president and CEO in 2000. On October 1, 2013, he was named CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. Mr. Allison received a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1973. He also is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and in 2004, he received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University.