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.

When it comes to honesty and ethics, year-after-year Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession according to Gallup's annual survey. 


An engaged patient is an informed health care consumer who consistently does what needs to be done to gain the greatest benefit from available health resources. 


Advance care plans attempt to take the guesswork out of figuring out a patient"s wishes and values about end-of-life care while they are still of sound mine. 


A rapidly growing field of medicine called Palliative care is helping patients and their family members navigate the complex decision-making process surrounding serious illness and end-of-life care.


Since 2010, as part of national health care reform there has been increased urgency transitioning to digital versions of patients' paper charts called electronic health records or EHR's


More women are becoming chief medical officers for their communities.


Value over volume and quality over quantity.


This public insurance program spends dollars on seniors as well as children; how it adds up may be surprising.


Innovation in surgical procedures are reducing or eliminating long stays in the hospital and leaving smaller scars.

Tackling some of the big social issues is being examined as a way to lower health care spending, and cost.


Physician Shortage – It is real. There are efforts being used, and proposed, to slow or stop an increasing shortage of doctors. 


Primary care physicians are on the front lines for seeing behavioral health disorders; often they are the first contact for patients. 


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