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Joel T. Allison, President and CEO, Baylor Health Care System - 2013 Community Leadership Award Nomine


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About Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award …

About Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award

The healthcare industry is full of executives who define themselves by leading efforts to change lives and contribute to their communities. Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Awards will recognize these leaders while bringing attention to the worthy causes they support.

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  • 1. Office of Consumer Affairs Jennifer Coleman Senior Vice President 3500 Gaston Avenue Suite 150, Wadley Tower Dallas, Texas 75246 214.820.1900 214.820.6906 FaxJune 7, 2013 Mr. John Thomas Chief of Editorial Operations Modern Healthcare 150 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601 Dear Mr. Thomas: It is a privilege for me to nominate Joel T. Allison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baylor Health Care System (Baylor), for the Modern Healthcare 2013 Community Leadership Award. Mr. Allison is as an outstanding advocate for the community and has dedicated his life to serving and improving communities in North Texas. Mr. Allison’s career includes four decades of health care leadership. He joined Baylor—a not-for-profit supporting organization reporting more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $5.3 billion in total assets, $4.1 billion in total operating revenue and $539 million in community benefit in fiscal year ending June 30, 2012— in 1993, and served as the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer before being promoted to president and CEO in 2000. While leading the system in these roles, Mr. Allison’s contributions to his community have been a natural extension of his passion for people and for improving the quality of life for others. Throughout his tenure, he has impacted lives by exemplifying the Baylor values of integrity, servanthood, quality, innovation and stewardship and by manifesting these values in initiatives that would make positive change for all people. For example, Mr. Allison recognized the growing need for health care services in Southern Dallas and initiated the creation of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center (DHWI). Bringing together key people in the Southern Sector Health Initiative, Mr. Allison led Baylor’s collaboration with the City of Dallas to establish the DHWI with a goal of changing the health outcomes of this vulnerable population by making diabetes management and prevention accessible and a natural part of life for this community. It was an ambitious goal for a community struggling with the highest rates of disease in Dallas County; as well as unemployment and lacking access to grocery stores and transportation. However, a year over year survey of the DHWI’s members show nearly 50 percent achieved the optimal A1C (blood glucose) level of less than 7 percent. Similarly, Allison played a key role in developing Baylor’s Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI), a multifaceted service program that prepares Baylor employees for medical missions and repurposes gently used or obsolete medical equipment and supplies to communities in need around the world. In Baylor’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, FIAI donated more than $130,000 in medical supplies and sponsored 43 Baylor clinical professionals to travel on mission trips through the Fred Roach Mission Scholarship, a value of $39,000.
  • 2. 2 In closing, it is my honor to nominate Mr. Allison for the Community Leadership Award as an altruistic leader, advocate and servant who is worthy of this recognition. He is a gracious man who goes above his daily responsibilities to seek ways he can serve the community and improve the lives of others. Sincerely, Jennifer Coleman Senior Vice President of Consumer Affairs Baylor Health Care System