Jim Hinton serves as president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a medical group and health plan. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s second-largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees. He is the 2014 chair for the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy.
Mr. Hinton has served in his current role at Presbyterian since July 1995 and has been with the organization since 1983. During his tenure at Presbyterian, Mr. Hinton has led the development of Presbyterian's integrated system, which includes Presbyterian Health Plan, formed in 1985, and Presbyterian Medical Group, formed in 1991.
Mr. Hinton serves as a member of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors and as chair of the Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors. He formerly chaired the AHA's Committee on Research and the Operations Committee. He also served on the board of Premier healthcare alliance and chaired the board of the Healthcare Institute.
He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2014 and 2013 and was recognized in the 2013 "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" published by Becker's Hospital Review.
Mr. Hinton received a Master's degree in Health Care Administration from Arizona State University in 1983 and a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1981 from the University of New Mexico.