Valentine Mark Bio

Mark A. Valentine
President, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospitals Enterprise
Denton, Plano & McKinney
Co-leader, Cardiovascular Service Line,
Baylor Scott & White Health

Mark Valentine is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years of progressive cardiac and vascular program leadership across nationally recognized cardiovascular institutions. Since January 2006, Valentine has been instrumental in growing and expanding the advanced services at The Heart Hospitals through innovation and his steadfast commitment to extraordinary quality outcomes. Valentine’s dedication to cardiovascular support has led to development of cardiovascular research, training, education and serving on numerous healthcare boards and speaking engagements.

As a result of Valentine’s leadership, BSW The Heart Hospital (THH) – Plano was recognized as one of the top heart hospitals in the world. For the last eight years, the hospital has been consistently ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report, recently being ranked 40th in the nation for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery. THH – Plano is also the largest LVAD implanting program for destination therapy patients, and one of the busiest heart surgery centers in the United States, while maintaining 3-star achievements in all five The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) surgical categories.

These achievements were accomplished while maintaining the highest quality outcomes and service scores recognized by CV registries and Press Ganey® which has rated THH – Plano among the elite for cardiac care in the United States and Canada. Under Valentine’s leadership, the hospital has received numerous national awards and recognition, including Patient Satisfaction and Five Stars from the Centers of Medicare and Medicate Services, recognized by Healthgrades for delivering superior patient outcomes in coronary intervention procedures, and among the first four hospitals nationwide – and the first in Texas – to be verified by The American College of Surgeons as part of the new Vascular Verification Program. BSW The Heart Hospital – Denton has received “High Performing” in four types of care by U.S. News & World Report and awarded 3- stars in isolated CABG and AVR+CABG by the STS. The Denton hospital has also received recognition for Patient Satisfaction and Quality Care from the Centers of Medicare and Medicate Services.

Valentine’s proven ability to organize resources and bring a vision to fruition ranges from leading a strategic expansion into a new market to introducing new disruptive technology into his hospital’s environment. An articulate and innovative executive, Valentine is adept at recognizing the talent his colleagues possess and giving them “the keys to the franchise” to make decisions and maintain high employee engagement scores.

Valentine’s key attributes include working hand in hand with a multitude of physician specialists to create a warm and service focused culture that exceeds patient expectations. He is a leader who is not only focused on growth, quality, and improvement, but also a leader who is passionate about striving for excellence and leading by example.

Valentine earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Medicine from Ohio State University and a Master’s of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Baker College in Michigan.