The American Hospital Association (AHA) has named Glenn Robinson, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, to its board of trustees. He becomes the first trustee elected to the AHA board while serving at Baylor Scott & White. Robinson will join six other prominent healthcare leaders as part of the highest policy making body of the AHA.
"It is an honor to serve in this capacity alongside talented healthcare leaders," said Robinson. "My hope is to continue the collaboration with all healthcare professionals in pursuit of improving our nation's overall health."
Robinson has served more than 30 years in healthcare, after first beginning his career as a television news journalist in Alabama. While reporting on the medical journey of a special needs child, Robinson became interested in the field of healthcare. He began serving on the board of a women and children's hospital shortly after that report, and eventually stepped into a full-time role in hospital marketing. Since then, Robinson has held leadership roles in hospitals from Oregon to Alabama. His passion and focus are on patients and their families having quality care experiences and improving community health outcomes.
He joined Baylor Scott & White in 2007 after serving as CEO of Mary Black Health System in South Carolina. Throughout his career, his passion to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders led him to teach, and he currently serves as an adjunct professor for Baylor University and Trinity University. With a heart for community service, he continues to be active in the Waco area as part of both the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Board and the Prosper Waco Board. He is a member of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees and AHA's Regional Policy Board 7. He served as the chairman of the Texas Hospital Association Special Task Force on Medicaid Reform and was the past chair of the Texas Hospital Association's Council on Policy Development.
Now, he stands ready to serve with other healthcare leaders throughout the United States and will begin his service on the AHA board of trustees January 1, 2019.
For more information on the AHA's 2019 new trustees, visit the AHA website: AHA Announces New Trustees for 2019
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com