Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas; David White, chair and CEO of Iasis Healthcare in Franklin, Tennessee; and Wayne T. Smith, president and CEO of Community Health Systems, in Brentwood, Tennessee each received their master's degrees from Trinity University's Health Care Administration program in 1973.
Allison, ranked at number 23, was credited with developing a seven-point vision plan that includes a patient-centered model and system improvements to information technology. White is responsible for developing and implementing operating strategies of 14 hospitals in Utah, Arizona, Texas and Florida.
Before joining Community Health Systems, Smith worked with Humana for 23 years in various executive positions. He has received Trinity's Leonard Duce Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of healthcare management.