Joel T. Allison, FACHE
President and CEO, Baylor Scott and White Health
Joel T. Allison is president and CEO of Baylor Scott and White Health, 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 is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nationally, he serves on the Healthcare Leadership Council, the United Surgical Partners, International board and the Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission. He has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board and is involved in many other state and local organizations, including the Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals, Healthcare Coalition of Texas, Baylor University Board of Regents, Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Education Foundation and the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He is also a past chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board, the Dallas Regional Chamber Board and the Dallas Citizens Council Board.
Mr. Allison has received numerous recognitions during his career for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare field.
Mr. Allison received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and religion from Baylor University in 1970, a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in 1973 and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Today, through his leadership role with BHCS, Allison continues to fulfill his life-long mission to help lead an organization that combines ministry and health care in its mission statement and day-to-day operations.
Joel and his wife Diane have a daughter, two sons and six grandchildren.