the torch Winter 2016, Issue 4 - Page 8

Jim Hinton joins Baylor Scott & White Health as new CEO Following a national search, the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Tr u s te e s a n n o u n c e d t h e appointment of James H. “Jim” Hinton as the next president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, effective Jan. 16, 2017. Jim, a recognized leader with more than two decades of CEO experience, comes to Baylor Scott & White from Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a private, not-for-profit health care system in New Mexico.    Jim will succeed retiring President and CEO Joel T. Allison, whose servant leadership has served the organization for 23 years. Jim has worked in his current role at Presbyterian since 1995, and has been with the organization since 1983. Known for helping to build Presbyterian into a model integrated delivery network, Jim guided the growth in the Presbyterian Health Plan, which now serves more than 470,000 lives. He was also deeply involved in building the Presbyterian Medical Group — a practice of more than 800 providers. During his tenure, he drove clinical quality and disciplined management processes, and he developed new models of care, which garnered national attention. 8 “During this time of incredible change in health care, Jim brings exceptional experience that will help move us into the future,” said Jim L. Turner, chairman, Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees. “He is one of the few health system leaders in the country who has successfully navigated an organization from a focus on volume to a focus on value; and beyond his impressive Jim Hinton accomplishments, those he leads are quick to say he is best known for promoting a caring culture.” Jim is also recognized nationally for his exceptional leadership in the community. He served on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association from 2011 “During this time of incredible change in health care, Jim brings exceptional experience that will help move us into the future,” – Jim L. Turner, chairman, Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees through 2015. In 2014, he was the chair of the organization that represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy. “I have always been impressed with Baylor Scott & White’s reputation for high-quality care, for its dedication to its mission, its service to its communities and its innovative strategies,” said Jim. “I am honored to now be in a position to help continue to advance the organization and its move toward population health.” Jim has received a number of leadership awards during his career, and he was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2013 and 2014. He holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Mexico.