Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Jim Hinton named to Modern Healthcare’s List of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

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Only health system leader from Texas to be included on the 2018 list

(DALLAS, TX – August 21, 2018) On the heels of Baylor Scott & White Health being recognized as the Most Awarded Healthcare System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hinton has been named once again by Modern Healthcare to its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

At No. 30, Jim is the only leader of a Texas-based healthcare provider to be included on the list this year. 

The reasons cited by the publication include Baylor Scott & White’s efforts to reduce costs, standardize processes and drive innovation, which led to $32 million in savings for total joint and cardiovascular services. 

“We are extremely proud of this recognition of Jim’s extraordinary leadership in this time of great change in the industry,” said Ross McKnight, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board.  “In the past year, Jim has led the development of a new strategy for the system focused on delivering higher value, more affordable healthcare with a better experience.  His inclusion on this list is fitting as he is driving change from which millions of Texans will benefit.” 

A recognized leader with more than two decades of CEO experience, Hinton has led Baylor Scott & White since 2017. Prior to his time in Texas, he was CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a private, not-for-profit healthcare system in New Mexico — the largest in the state. 

Hinton 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 through 2015. In 2014, he was the chair of the organization that represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Mexico. 

The complete ranking is a main feature in this week’s issue (August 20) of Modern Healthcare magazine, and a feature article and profiles of the winners are available at   

In its seventeenth year, the recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 48 hospitals and more than 1,000 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information, visit 

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