Healthcare industry trailblazer Justin Bayless, Chief Executive Officer of Bayless Integrated Healthcare, has contributed a $1.5 million gift to Morehouse College to support student scholarships and faculty development at the nation’s only historically Black liberal arts college for men.
A 2006 graduate of Morehouse, Bayless credits his alma mater for helping him to succeed in business. During Bayless’ senior year, he was recruited to work on Wall Street as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Bayless later returned to his Phoenix, Ariz. hometown in 2008 to use his background in accounting and marketing to transform his family’s mental health clinic into a group of integrated medical care centers that served as early pioneers of telemedicine.
“Justin Bayless is an example of exactly what we prepare Morehouse Men to become–innovative industry pioneers who achieve success by disrupting the status quo, and then use their acquired resources to give back to their communities,” said David A. Thomas, Ph.D., Morehouse College President. “By investing in Morehouse to empower our faculty and students, he is helping to create the next generation of trailblazers who will bring forth transformative change.”
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Bayless Integrated Healthcare currently has more than 250 clinicians providing virtual care and nine locations serving more than 200,000 patients annually in the Phoenix area. Its comprehensive approach to wellness, addressing the mind and body as equally important, has improved patient outcomes, lowered costs, and attracted a strategic investment from Magellan Health, the nation’s largest publicly traded behavioral health company (NASDAQ: MGLN).
“Many of us who start out working in Corporate America don’t have a pathway to think about how to become entrepreneurs,” Bayless said. “One of the ways that I would like to give back to Morehouse is by supporting the college and students…