Meet the leaders helping to build the health system of the future.
Chuck StokesPresident and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System
Jim HintonCEO, Baylor Scott & White Health
Jim Hinton is CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, one of the most comprehensive not-for-profit health systems in Texas. As an integrated healthcare delivery network, the system provides a full continuum of healthcare services, in addition to medical education, research and community service. Mr. Hinton leads Baylor Scott & White in its vision to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate health care.
As CEO, Mr. Hinton oversees a health system that includes more than 1,000 patient access points across Texas, in addition to the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care.
Previously, Mr. Hinton served as president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a private, not-for-profit healthcare system in New Mexico, and the state’s largest provider of health care. He joined Presbyterian in 1983 and spent his last 21 years there as president and CEO. During his tenure at Presbyterian, Mr. Hinton led the development of its integrated system, which includes Presbyterian Health Plan and Presbyterian Medical Group.
Mr. Hinton served as the 2014 chair for the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA), which represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy. He formerly chaired the AHA’s Committee on Research and the Operations Committee. He also served on the board of Premier healthcare alliance and chaired the board of the Healthcare Institute.
Among the industry honors he has received, Mr. Hinton was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2018, 2017, 2014 and 2013 and he was recognized in the 2013 “300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” published by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Mr. Hinton received a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Arizona State University in 1983 and a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1981 from the University of New Mexico.