KERA’S “CEO” FEATURES JOEL ALLISON OF BAYLOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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Joel Allison webFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2013

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the September episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Joel Allison, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System, about merging with Scott & White Healthcare. Allison also discusses how Baylor is preparing for sweeping changes driven by the Affordable Care Act.

“We decided years ago at the start of the national health care reform discussion that we would not wait for changes to come out of Washington,” says Allison.  “Baylor has already created real health care reform here in North Texas and will continue to lead with innovative strategies.”

Baylor’s chief executive also outlines strategies designed to combat industry-wide inefficiencies and soaring costs. The September episode of CEO featuring Joel Allison premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The September episode featuring Joel Allison airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, September 8, 2013, and 10:30 p.m. Monday, September 9. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about Baylor Health Care Systems can be found at www.baylorhealth.com.

ABOUT JOEL ALLISON

Joel T. Allison is president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System, a faith-based supporting organization headquartered in Dallas providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. His primary responsibility is to help Baylor attain its vision “to be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, compassionate, quality health care.”

Mr. Allison’s career includes more than three decades in health care management. He joined Baylor Health Care System in 1993 and served as Baylor’s senior executive vice president and chief operating officer before being promoted to president and CEO in 2000. Mr. Allison has received numerous recognitions during his career for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the health care field.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.