The Compass Winter 2019

WINTER 2019 IN MEMORIAM Celebrating the Life and Spirit of T. Boone Pickens (1928 – 2019) hen the world lost T. Boone Pickens declared in an op-ed in Forbes Inside this issue Pickens on September 11, 2019, magazine in 2017 that he was “a disrupter, at the age of 91, we mourned the before disrupters were cool.” The oil and Departments passing of a generous man but celebrated gas magnate was known for his innovation the legacy of innovation that this in the energy industry and perhaps change-maker embodied and enabled. equally so for his heartfelt and generous 2 8 “Boone was never one to settle for the status quo,” Rowland K. Robinson, philanthropic legacy. Pickens saw an opportunity for president of the Baylor Scott & White Dallas innovation in health care and decided to Foundation, said. “Through his generous bring it to life with a transformational pledge gifts to our initiatives at Baylor Scott & of $10 million to Baylor Scott & White Health White, he ensured that patients and their in 2012. In recognition of his generous families did not have to settle, either.” support, the cancer hospital in Dallas not From the President From the Chair Focus On: Research 3 The Voice Center with Dr. Lindsey Arviso only bears his name, but honors his commitment “A spirit as large as that of T. Boone Pickens’ will forever be remembered. We are grateful to have a part of his legacy here with us, one that will benefit patients and families in Texas for decades to come.” to excellence in inno- Hospital’s dedicated —Rowland K. Robinson vation and patient care. With a specialized staff trained in all aspects of cancer Dr. Zeeshan Shah News, Projects & Campaigns 4 treatment, the Baylor Scott & White T. Boone Pickens Cancer facilities include a Blood & Marrow Transplant Continued on pg 8 5 Celebrating Women’s 20th Anniversary 6 Moody Foundation Grant 7 for Child Life Services 18th Annual Grand Rounds Golf Tournament