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“You have to be able to care for the whole person and everything they need along their healthcare journey.”

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Pete McCanna
CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health

McCanna is leading transformation at the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas.

Baylor Scott & White is dedicated to delivering experiences that go beyond customers’ traditional expectations of healthcare—making it more accessible, easier to navigate and more personalized. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, as well as an array of virtual and in-home services. The system’s integrated delivery network also includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, and its leading digital health platform, MyBSWHealth.

Before becoming CEO, he served as Baylor Scott & White’s president, where he advanced clinical alignment, accelerated the development of its digital health strategy, and expanded academic affiliations to help address the critical need for clinicians in Texas.

Previously, McCanna served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Northwestern Medicine. During his tenure, operating revenue, quality, patient experience, and employee engagement exceeded targets. He was instrumental in Northwestern’s expansion as it maintained its AA+ bond rating.

McCanna tiene casi 35 años de experiencia en administración y consultoría de atención médica. Antes de unirse a Northwestern, se desempeñó como director financiero (CFO) en Presbyterian Healthcare Services en Nuevo México y director financiero en el Hospital de la Universidad de Colorado en Denver. Anteriormente en su carrera, trabajó para Denver Health y como consultor de atención médica para The Lewin Group.

He currently serves on the boards of University of Michigan Health, the Texas Hospital Association, and Catholic Extension. McCanna holds a master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.

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