Glenn Robinson

Host of Business of Health Care

Glenn Robinson has been the President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest since September 2007. He previously held several CEO positions at hospitals in Texas, Oregon, and South Carolina. A Georgia native and graduate of the University of Alabama, Glenn completed graduate school at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. 

He has more than 30 years experience in hospital and healthcare management, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has received several professional awards. Most notably, he was named to Tenet Healthcare’s CEO Circle of Excellence in two separate years, and is the recipient of an Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

Glenn also serves on a number of national and state healthcare policy boards, including the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves as Chair of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 7, a member of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and has served as Chairman of the THA’s Council on Policy Development. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for both Baylor University and Trinity University and is involved in several non-profit organizations and community councils including Prosper Waco, Pine Cove Christian Camps, Restoration Gateway, and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. 

Glenn and his wife, Rhonda, enjoy spending time with their children: son Josh and his wife Lauren, son Jacob and his wife Melissa, and daughter Sarah Kathryn and her husband Jordan; and three grandsons: Pierce, Caden and Colt.

In 2017, the World Health Organization issued a dire warning over the rise of so-called “superbugs,” which are infections resistant to antibiotics that could pose a grave threat to human health. Many leading health systems have responded by taking a more cautious approach encouraging efforts to prevent overprescribing of antibiotics and only using antibiotics when appropriate.

In the face of an epidemic, getting the right treatment to those affected is essential. That’s the thinking behind the new set of guidelines recently adopted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, which aims to make weight loss surgery more readily available to patients suffering from obesity. 


A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. And based on a recent survey by one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, more than 80% of Americans seem to want to take their first steps toward a better life by paying more attention to their health. 

According to the survey, a healthier diet was the biggest priority, followed by getting routine medical care. Reducing drinking and stopping smoking came in third.

Of course, trying to be healthier and actually beinghealthier are two separate things. 

Do you - or have you ever had lower back pain? If you haven't yet, you likely will at some point. In fact, it's estimated that 80% of the population will have to deal with low back pain at some point during their lives, making it almost as prevalent as the common cold. 


Healthcare is becoming a new frontier in crowdsourcing.


Since the beginning of time, we've eaten food to sustain ourselves.

Later, as cooking methods developed, we started eating for pleasure. Now, food is becoming widely recognized as a pillar of good health care.

That's because, in part, what defines good health and good health care is more than just the medications, doctors, and technologies you have access to.

It's about your entire lifestyle - from stress levels, to sleep habits, to activity level, and, of course, your diet. (More))

Teen suicide. It's not an easy topic to discuss, but something that should be on every parent's radar. According to a recent story in Time magazine, suicide rates are up among all demographics.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has started an ambitious national effort called Million Hearts 2022.


One smart device maker recently issued an odd warning – its new smart watch technology to detect atrial fibrillation is not intended for people who have atrial fibrillation.


There’s an old adage about honesty being the best policy. That’s certainly true when it comes to talking to your doctor.  Unfortunately, one recent study found that anywhere from 60% - 80% of patients don't share relevant health information with their clinicians.


You've long been able to get food, drinks, money and even DVDs out of machine kiosks. Now there is something else Waco residents can get from well designed machines - their prescription medications. 


There are a number of myths when it comes to medicine – what works, what doesn’t, what’s safe and what isn’t.

 

 


 

As of mid-May, more than 800 cases of measles have been reported across 23 states. It is the highest number of cases of the illness reported in a quarter century. 

Last August, electric scooters – already common in metro areas throughout Texas – appeared unannounced on Waco sidewalks.

 

 


 

Hospital emergency departments can go from near ghost towns to overcrowded in no time at all, which can create a recipe for long waits for some patients.

 

 


 

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