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.

Among the most sound advice for navigating the U.S. healthcare system may come from a source with no formal training in medicine or healthcare adminstration: people who are chronically sick. 


The care process for cancer is often described as a journey - physical, emotional and spiritual - So one of the ways many health systems are making the road to cancer survivorship easier is by offering patient navigation. 

A high-deductible health plan is a health insurance plan with lower premiums, but higher deductible than a traditional health plan. 

There is a myth that poor people eat more fast food than the wealthy. It's not about cost, it's about time. The percentage of adults who eat fast food rises with increasing income. 

Value-based insurance plans use financial incentives and disincentives to promote efficient care delivery focused on sharpening quality while decreasing costs. 


In the case of serious medical emergencies, it's better to call 9-1-1 rather than drive a patient or family member.  


The perception that e-cigs are a safe alternatiove to smoking is just that - a perception.


Expanding the cancer care toolbox.


The dangers of using alternative medicine.


Cancer Update Part 1 - The High Cost of Cancer


The huge range in cost associated with a procedure from one hospital to the next has little to do with the level of quality of service a hospital may provide.


Medicare patients may soon have greater access to their physicians between office appointments through telephone calls and video chats.


As of September, short-term health insurance plans are now being offered for longer periods.


Help may be on the way to ease the frustation of dealing with electronic health records.


During a recent visit to Waco, Dr. Rana Awdish, author of In Shock, came to the KWBU studio for an extended conversation about the relationship between physician and patient.  That relationship is at the heart of medial care and Dr. Awdish knows boths sides.  Glenn Robinson, Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest president hosted.  This conversation was recorded November 5, 2018.  


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