Texas Governor Perry Appoints Baylor's Joel Allison to New Health Care Quality Group

Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Baylor President and CEO Joel Allison and 12 other members to the new Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors this week.

The Institute is designed to improve health care quality, accountability, education and cost to the state by encouraging health care provider collaboration, effective health care delivery models and coordination of health care services. The other 12 board members include heads of other leading health care organizations across the state and include insurance executives, physicians and academicians.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve the people of Texas,” says Allison. “The Institute is a good example of how Baylor can play a role in influencing health care reform and improve the quality of care while lowering health care costs.”

Mr. Allison is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American and Texas Hospital associations, Healthcare Leadership Council, and Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals. He is board chair of the Healthcare Coalition of Texas and Dallas Citizens Council, and a board member of the Dallas Education Foundation, Alliance for Higher Education, and the Joint Commission. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserve. Allison received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree in health administration from Trinity University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is appointed for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2013. FULL BIO

Information about the other members of the Board can be found in the official press release from the Office of the Governor Rick Perry.

About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.2 billion in total assets and $494 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010. Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 27 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 150 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.

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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