If you are keeping up with the news you might notice that there have been many mentions of Ballad health. Here is what we know, Bristol Tenn. 7:00 pm. The CEO of Ballad health is going to inspect, finding himself at this one he is asked by a surgeon if he would like to make the first cut in the patient. Without a medical license, he said yes. This news was shocking in 2 ways for us, 1 being that he obviously made a cut without a license and, 2 the CEO of Ballad health does NOT have a surgical license???