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Joel Allison, Baylor Health Care

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On the September episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Joel Allison, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System, about merging with Scott & White Healthcare. Allison also discusses how Baylor is preparing for sweeping changes driven by the Affordable Care Act.


Joel T. Allison is president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System, a faith-based supporting organization headquartered in Dallas providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. His primary responsibility is to help Baylor attain its vision “to be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, compassionate, quality health care.”

Mr. Allison’s career includes more than three decades in health care 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. Mr. Allison has received numerous recognitions during his career for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the health care field.