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account of a woman named Ava who Life Services addresses the emotional epitomizes the Fort Worth spirit of needs of children whose parents or other resilience. Thanks to your gifts to the Joan adult loved ones are facing a serious Katz Cancer Resource Center Navigator illness. Through therapeutic interventions Endowment, Ava received the support she based in play, children like Marcus and John needed to face the battle for her life, while can process their feelings and concerns in making a new friend along the way. a safe and trusting environment. Letter from the President the way physicians operate, enabling patients of all ages and walks of life have exceptional accuracy during complex access to expert care and the most procedures. More importantly, this advanced treatment technology, all right I am delighted to present to you this first innovative technology allows patients to here in Fort Worth. Our gratitude is edition of The Compass, which replaces recover more quickly and experience less without bounds. the Our Journey magazine. The new pain due to the minimally-invasive nature name represents how we will guide the of the surgery. With the addition of our conversation with our stakeholders and new da Vinci Xi surgical robot, purchased friends about where we are headed. with donor funds, patients are getting It is gratifying to have the opportunity Surgical robots have transformed Your gifts have helped ensure that Warm regards, back to their lives faster than ever before. to share with you the impact your generosity is having on the health and You will also read about an impactful well-being of your fellow Fort Worthians. In program pioneered by the palliative care these pages, you will read the inspirational team at Baylor Scott & White Health. Child Amy Adkins President, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation Amy.Adkins@BSWHealth.org FOUNDATION NEWS Women’s Health Council 10 years of Education, Advocacy, Volunteerism, and Philanthropy he opening of the Paul and Judy life through engaging and informative healthcare they can depend on throughout Andrews Women’s Hospital in 2008 programs. their lives. offered a unique opportunity to The mission of the Council is to utilize The Women’s Health Council members capitalize on the excitement of having one its collective leadership and commitment participate in four luncheons annually. of approximately 20 hospitals in the country to be a voice for Andrews Women’s Luncheons include quality programs dedicated solely to women’s health. The Hospital and Baylor Scott & White All Saints presented by innovative local healthcare women’s hospital truly embodies its slogan, Medical Center – Fort Worth. In addition to professionals and experts who provide up- “Caring for Women for Life,” reaching education and advocacy, the Council was to-date, relevant information. Topics such far beyond delivering babies. It provides also created to encourage volunteerism as aging gracefully, infectious diseases, comprehensive care for every phase of a and philanthropy. pelvic floor disorders, telemedicine, and woman’s life. Established within a year of the Today, with a diverse group of approximately 75 women (who serve healthy eating keep the membership engaged. Andrews Women’s Hospital opening, the rotating three years terms), the Women’s Through education and special Women’s Health Council was created as an Health Council remains dedicated to “behind-the-scenes” opportunities, opportunity for women in our community improving the health of local women and members are powerful advocates for to become knowledgeable and proactive their families. Chosen for their inspiring Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth. Happy about health throughout every stage of qualities, strong commitment to the Fort Anniversary, Women’s Health Council! Worth community, and their interest in women’s health For more information on the Women’s and its impact upon the Health Council, please contact Kathy Jo family, these women assist in Zeigler at 817.922.7706 or Katherine.Zeigler@ connecting women and their BSWHealth.org. families to comprehensive The 2009 inaugural Women’s Health Council Leadership Board: Back row (left to right): Judy Andrews, Lou Martin, Kathryn Laughlin, Karen Anderson, Cuba Webb, Jill Eastman, Terry Stanford, Stephanie Lawrence, and Joan Friedman; Front Row (left to right): Julie Watson, Laura Miller, Laurie Blum, Mary Katherine Tetirick, and Paige Casey 2 THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / SUMMER 2019