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we’re privileged to serve, have been involved in the creation of the medical campus. At the right time, the unprecedented project was calibrated to be consistent with Scott & White’s standards for development of regional hospital and specialty clinic locations. It included an accelerated timeline for completion because of construction progress and community responsiveness. City governance and community members have embraced the idea of Scott & White bringing excellence in healthcare services to the region. Marble Falls mayor George W. Russell says, “This is one of the biggest things to happen in our area in a long time. We believe the presence of the Hurd Regional Medical Center will help residents receive the best healthcare and set the stage for even more economic growth in the future. The new medical center will assist enormously in job creation and contribute to a renewed vitality in the region, creating a pathway for additional commerce and residents who will be drawn here to one of the most beautiful areas of Texas.” In 2007 Scott & White formalized a partnership with the City of Marble Falls. Scott & White also acquired the Llano Memorial Healthcare System, which has faithfully served the community for almost 60 years. The alignment of Llano Memorial (now Scott & White Hospital - Llano), and in particular the Hoerster group of physicians, is an important part of our effort, as we collaborate on behalf of patients’ needs. “We want all individuals to know they can get involved and to know they’re helping shape healthcare delivery for the future.” —Nancy Birdwell The presence of the medical center campus creates an impetus for the entire corridor to flourish. The Hurd Regional Medical Center will serve a growing population and meet their healthcare needs in ways that serve them best, with coordinated, clinical expertise available near home. “There’s an air of excitement about the opening of the Hurd Regional Medical Center,” says Mike Jenkins, of Kingsland, a capital campaign steering committee member. “As we age we will no longer have to move away to be near an advanced medical facility. Thank you Scott & White for coming to the Hill Country.” Philanthropy helps build momentum and sustainability Nancy Birdwell, executive vice president and CEO of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, and chief development officer of Scott & White Healthcare, says, “We’ve been inspired by the stellar commitment and the good works of individuals and organizations that are supporting our effort. We want all individuals to know they can get involved and to know they’re helping shape healthcare delivery for the future.” In 2011 Scott & White leadership named the medical center in honor of Wayne and Eileen Hurd, two visionaries from the Hill Country whose unwavering generosity and support of Scott & White Healthcare and the new facilities spans almost two decades. Incredible acts of generosity and leadership have helped reach this milestone. The Hurd Regional Medical Center capital campaign steering committee commitment of $1 million in 2008 directed toward supporting medical services and programs was a significant show of support for the eventual creation of the Hurd Regional Medical Center Scott & White. This enthusiastic group helped create initial excitement and further commitment to the medical center among many community Please join us for the Scott & White Specialty Clinic - Marble Falls VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Highway 281 and TX 71. sw.org | April 13 The Catalyst 7