Joel T. Allison

Joel T. Allison

Mr. Joel T. Allison retired from his position as president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health in February 2017, after more than four decades in healthcare management. For more than two decades he worked to grow the system from a few hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, and other entities in the DFW metroplex to 48 hospitals and more than 1,000 patient access points across North and Central Texas.

Mr. Allison is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he has received numerous recognitions during his career for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare field. Most recently, he was honored with the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Award of Honor in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the health and well-being of our nation. In 2010, he was inducted into the Baylor “B” Association’s Wall of Honor, and in 2013 he received the George W. Truett Distinguished Church Service Award from the Alumni Association.

During his career, Mr. Allison served on the boards of the Healthcare Leadership Council and United Surgical Partners International, in addition to serving as past chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board, the Dallas Regional Chamber Board, and the Dallas Citizens Council Board. He currently serves on the boards of Radiology Partners and the Waco Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and religion from Baylor University in 1970 and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in 1973, and he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. 

He and his wife of 49 years, Diane (BA ’70), have a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.