The Compass Winter 2019 | Page 2

He started the conversation with our breast cancer luncheon, with the “Whaddya got?” I told him about our plans inimitable Kristin Chenoweth. We held for an inpatient cancer hospital on our our 18th annual Grand Rounds ® Golf campus, part of a $350 million investment Tournament at Dallas Country Club, and to provide the very best in cancer care we celebrated several important gifts for patients and families throughout our highlighted by support for our Child Life region. He turned to his staff and said, Program from our good friends at the Letter from the President “Let’s do this.” Then he proceeded to Moody Foundation. Pickens Cancer Hospital remains one and supporters who continue to make We lost a good friend this fall. T. Boone of the busiest cancer hospitals in Texas. health care better for our region. I’m feeling Pickens passed away in September. He During our fiscal year ending on June 30, very grateful. was an extraordinary guy. 2019, the hospital took in more than 40,000 After five years of working with Boone and his team as well as taking care of the introduce me to Murdoch, his brown-eyed Papillon toy spaniel dog. I’ll close by thanking the extraordinary The Baylor Scott & White T. Boone Foundation staff and our many friends patient admissions. Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, Mr. Pickens left an undying love for A house into a home, health needs of countless friends and America and the hope it represents for all. A stranger into a friend. family members, I’ll never forget when He left a passion for entrepreneurship we got the call to come over and visit and the promise it sustains. with him. We were seated at his famous It makes sense of our past, Brings peace for today, Boone, your commitment to Baylor power table, a piece of history that has Scott & White left an extraordinary been the site of heady conversations with legacy for our patients and their families. presidents, athletes, journalists, titans of Rest in peace. And creates a vision for tomorrow. — Melody Beattie industry and others. It was ground zero for his conversations about deals, the future This Compass reflects a very busy fall of our country and where he and his team for the Foundation. We celebrated our literally made and lost millions. 20th anniversary of Celebrating Women, Rowland K. Robinson President, Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation [email protected] FOUNDATION SUPPORT ’Tis the Season… Help make a lasting impact while enjoying the holiday season. Twisted Root Burger Loves Nurses! Available through 2020, $1 of every Burger of the Month sold at Twisted Root Burger will benefit the Twisted Root Nursing Scholarship, part of the Advancing Nursing Excellence (ANE) scholarship program at Baylor Scott & White – North Texas. The ANE program provides salary stipends for current Baylor Holiday Tribute Cards Send a gift that honors a friend or family member while helping a great cause… Scott & White – North Texas employees who want to fulfill dreams of becoming registered nurses or further their When you make a donation of $25 or more to Baylor Scott & nursing skills through advanced degrees. White Dallas Foundation in honor of a friend or family member this holiday season, he or she will receive a beautiful holiday tribute card announcing your gift. These holiday tribute cards For locations and details on are the perfect way to let someone know you care—and help a the Burger of the Month, visit great cause at the same time. Make your donation at in time 2 for the holidays! THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / WINTER 2019