The Compass Spring 2024

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Destination Healthcare in Frisco

Philanthropy to fuel impact of new master-planned campus built to grow with the community .
Architectural renderings provided by HKS
n a beautiful stretch of land in the heart of the Blackland Prairie in Collin County , a new 40-acre campus is being developed to serve the health and wellness needs of the region ’ s next generation . Featuring green space , trails and a park , the Baylor Scott & White campus will be as focused on wellness and prevention as it will be on being part of critical healthcare infrastructure to support record population growth .
“ Our vision is Empowering you to live well ,” said Pete McCanna , CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health . “ We want to help our patients and customers with what they
From left : Ryan Gebhart , Millicent Albert , Ben Renberg , Pete McCanna and Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney need to live well — whether it ’ s high-quality care in a hospital setting , convenient care when and where they want it , or wellness offerings to avoid care altogether .”
A health system that has delivered on its mission for more than a century continues to define what it means to live well . This vision is shared by forwardthinking philanthropists who choose to be a part of this legacy .
“ Philanthropy is at the heart of every important project in every great city , and we are excited about the role philanthropy will play in fueling this project ’ s impact ,” said Ben Renberg , president of Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation . “ We ’ ve seen the essential role philanthropy has played in building long-established cities , like Dallas , where Baylor University Medical Center has benefited from generations of support .”
An early and significant supporter of Baylor Scott & White ’ s project in Frisco is the PACCAR Foundation , the philanthropic arm of one of the world ’ s most prestigious truck manufacturing companies . Making
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Inside this issue

2 From the president
8 From the chair
Focus on : Leadership
3 Board Member Spotlight : Christine VanDeVelde Luskin
News , Projects & Campaigns
2 Planned Giving : The Toan Family ’ s Story
Ryan Gebhart


4 Myra and Darwin Smith ’ s Gift for Genetic Counseling and Community Health Workers
8 Preparing Local Students for Healthcare Careers