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John B. McWhorter III, D.Sc., is a senior vice president at Baylor Health Care System where he is responsible for the leadership and operations of 18 hospitals; more than $2.7 billion in revenue; 3,000 medical staff members; and 10,000 employees.
McWhorter also serves as president of the healthcare system’s flagship hospital Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a 1,069-bed not-for-profit academic hospital, which has been nationally recognized for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, and 17 years by National Research Corporation as the region’s most preferred hospital. Baylor University Medical Center has also been recognized as a Solucient Top 100 hospital, in addition to receiving national accolades for quality and patient care.
McWhorter became president of Baylor University Medical Center in May 2005, after having served as chief operating officer since 2003. He began his health care career as an administrative resident at Baylor Dallas in 1984 and left in 1991 to serve in health care leadership positions at several hospitals throughout the United States. He returned to Baylor Health Care System in 1996 as president of Baylor Medical Center at Garland, a role he held until his promotion to chief operating officer at Baylor University Medical Center.
McWhorter is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as chair of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and chair of the Garland Chamber of Commerce. McWhorter is a graduate of Samford University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business and finance, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a master of healthcare administration degree and a doctorate of science.
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