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Please visit swcatalyst.org for past magazine issues of THE CATALYST. Additional content that supports this article can be found in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue of THE CATALYST. Kevin Leeper Chief executive officer, Hill Country Region, and chief operating officer of the Hill Country Clinics, including Scott & White Hospital - Llano and the Hurd Regional Medical Center Kevin Leeper knows the Hill Country and Highland Lakes region well. As chief executive officer of Llano Memorial Hospital (recently renamed Scott & White Healthcare - Llano) since 2001, he has witnessed firsthand the growing need for specialty healthcare in the area. Mr. Leeper was also named CEO of the Hurd Regional Medical Center in 2011. “The hospital itself will help thousands of patients and create about 500 jobs total, including staff for the hospital and physician offices.” —Kevin Leeper “The need for world-class healthcare, especially in a rural community, is real. People really stepped up and decided that this is a place where they want to stay and complete their lives right here. It’s something the communities we’ll serve can truly own,” he says. “I think this area is the golden nest egg of what Texas offers! I fell in love with the area when we moved here in 2001.” Mr. Leeper is enthusiastic about what the medical center will bring to the region. “The hospital itself will help thousands of patients and create about 500 jobs total, including staff for the hospital and physician offices," he says. “I’m impressed with how our communities have embraced the idea of growth. We can be successful with the community’s passion and the strong network of Scott & White physicians.” Go to swcatalyst.org to learn more about Mr. Leeper and Dr. Grimshaw, including their deep Texas roots! sw.org | April 13 The Catalyst 9