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Affinity in Action Individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting Scott & White South Texas couple helps foster orthopaedic excellence at Scott & White As lifelong supporters of the mission and vision of Scott & White Healthcare, Glen E. Roney and his wife, Rita K., have been vocal about their passion for Scott & White. In a remarkable act of generosity, the South Texas banker and Scott & White Board of Trustees member, and his wife have made a leadership gift to the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. A United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Roney also made a successful career in banking, attaining one of the most prestigious positions in Texas finance as founder of Texas Regional Bancshares and its subsidiary Texas State Bank. The Roneys’ desire is for this gift to be earmarked for enhancing the capabilities of the Scott & White Bone and Joint Institute, currently under construction on the Temple campus. To recognize the Roneys’ generosity and their almost 30 years of service to the healthcare system, Scott & White is pleased to name the new facility the Glen E. and Rita K. Roney Bone and Joint Institute Scott & White. “We feel that it is both an honor and a pleasure to be so closely affiliated with Scott & White,” says Mr. Roney. “In all my years serving on the Board of Trustees, I have witnessed the many ways Scott & White maintains its patient-centered approach to delivering high-quality care, and it’s been inspiring. The orthopaedic department holds incredible promise for the future, and Rita K. and I recognize the need to help open this new facility and provide support to advance musculoskeletal care and innovations at Scott & White.” Rita K. Roney echoed her husband’s sentiments. “We hope that our gift will help bring dynamic change to the face of orthopaedic care both in Texas and across the nation,” she says. White Healthcare Foundation, and chief development officer, Scott & White Healthcare. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of Glen and Rita K. Roney. They fully believe in the important, lifesaving work that we do at Scott & White, and their gift to the Bone and Joint Institute campaign is one more visible milestone for their legacy.” Roney Bone and Joint Institute The Scott & White model of integrated care has been designed into the structure of the institute, which differentiates this program from all others in the region and The Roney Bone and Joint Institute Scott & White. “The list of community and public service acts by the Roneys fills pages,” says Nancy Birdwell, executive vice president and CEO of the Scott & will escalate the recognition of Scott & White as a leader in healthcare excellence. Robert Probe, MD, chairman of the Scott & White Department of Go to swcatalyst.org for previous issues of THE CATALYST. See THE CATALYST, Issue 15, November 2012 to read more about the services that will be available at the new Roney Bone and Joint Institute. 16 The Catalyst April 13 | sw.org