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.

Business of Health Care: Charity Care

Jan 26, 2018

Each year, thousands of Texas patients must rely on charity care to receive the medical services they need. 

Business of Health Care: HIPAA

Jan 19, 2018

At some point while filling out forms in the doctors office you may have run across the term HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. 

Knowing when to go to the ER, your doctor's office, or an urgent care clinic can help ensure that the right care is provided in the right setting. 

People between the ages of 18 and 29 who decide that it's in their best interest to forgo health coverage are sometimes refered to as "young invincibles."

Are the Baby Boomers more or less healthy than previous generations? 

Business of Health Care: Flu Vaccination

Dec 22, 2017

This fall more than 150 million of Americans are expected to recieve the flu vacine to prevent infection from the influenza virus.

Although employed by the hospital, Patient Advocates truly work for the patient and family members.  

The move toward increased efficiency and greater specialization in patient care has given rise to a new type of physician who make their office solely at the patient's bedside. 

Knowing what the terms "in network" and "out of network: mean can have a big impact on how much money you spend on medical care in the event of a health issue.  

Since the early 19902, the average 65 year-old has gained an extra nine months of life expectancy but gained a full year of disability-free life on average.

Translational medicine transforms basic science discoveries into innovative therapies for patients. 

While Americans are great at preventive care for their pets and cars, it appears that is not the case when it comes to their own health. 

Patient-centered care means the entire care experience revolves around the patient rather than the physician. It is a philosophy that moves from "what's the matter" with patients to "what matters" to patients.

Health care is among the most heavily regulated industries in America.  Virtually every aspect of the health care system is subject to government oversight. 

In the event of a natural disaster most businesses in an affected area can close. However, that is not the case for hospitals which are considered a critical community resource, especially in times of a catastrophe.