The Compass Fall 2019

FALL 2019 Friendship Between Doctor and Patient Family Results in Support for Advanced Care. How You Treat People Matters… Inside this issue any know Eddie DeBartolo as a The funds associated with the gift will be five-time Super Bowl champion used to help further the efforts of Dr. David as owner of the San Francisco Mason, chief of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Departments 49ers, or as a 2016 inductee into the Pro Transplantation at Baylor Scott & White, to Football Hall of Fame, or as a businessman support programmatic, education and/or and philanthropist. Now, through a research initiatives in thoracic surgery to 2 8 relationship with a renowned physician advance the field. and a health system committed to quality, “On top of being a fantastic surgeon DeBartolo and his wife, Candy, will be and a brilliant person, Dr. Mason is also a making positive change in an entirely great man,” DeBartolo said. different arena: lifesaving thoracic surgery. The DeBartolo family recently made From the President From the Chair Focus On: Research 3 Dr. Spechler’s Team Tackles Esophageal Disorders The DeBartolos first met Dr. Mason several years ago at the Cleveland Clinic, a generous gift to Baylor Scott & White where Dr. Mason treated a tumor on Dallas Foundation, creating the Candy Candy’s lung. “They had found this small DeBartolo Endowed Chair in Thoracic tumor that was in her lung, but it was Surgery at Baylor Scott & White Health. behind her heart,” DeBartolo said, “and it Dr. David Park Mason 7 was a really amazing situation. We went straight to the best and talked to Dr. Mason.” DeBartolo believes Dr. Mason’s direct approach and excellent skills were a News, Projects & Campaigns 2 Our New Baylor Scott & good fit to handle Candy’s care. Beyond White Dallas Foundation that, the DeBartolos admire Dr. Mason’s Board Members commitment to his patients, and his genuine concern for their well-being. Dr. Mason appreciated the way that Eddie and Candy DeBartolo interacted with Continued on pg 8 4 5 5 2019 Celebrating Women Patient Profile: Robert Merkle U.S. News and World Report Healthcare Rankings 6 The Aortic Heart Center