The Compass Winter 2023

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From art to music to Child Life Services , Baylor Scott & White ’ s holistic approach to healing focuses on the body , mind and soul

The Art of Healing

Susan Sayles , RN , practice administrator for Arts in Medicine , and Cinda McDonald , director of Palliative Care Child Life Services
here is an art to medicine , as a great complement to the science , compassion and excellence that patients seek at Baylor Scott & White Health . To carry out its Mission of promoting the well-being of all individuals , families and communities , the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas also has a program focused on art in medicine .
From providing care through music and art to offering specialized services for the youngest family members , Baylor Scott & White has integrated care for body , mind and spirit . These programs are the result of generous philanthropy . Recent gifts of $ 750,000 for Arts in Medicine and $ 400,000 for Child Life Services underscore the importance of these efforts , which benefit patients and families long after they ’ ve left the hospital environment .
“ These programs impact not just patients and their families but also support our hospital team members . The research validating these services is compelling , as they bridge science and humanity , fostering healing in ways that reach beyond medicine ,” said Amy Wilson , MD , chief medical officer at Baylor University Medical Center ( BUMC ). “ I am grateful for the philanthropic investment in our holistic healthcare approach that embraces both the science and art of healing .”
Arts in Medicine Battling cancer seems to touch every cell in your body .
As a nurse , Susan knows this journey on a scientific level — and as a cancer survivor , it ’ s also personal . Through her own journey , Susan is a testament to how the arts can impact a critical disease process .
Cinda McDonald works with children like Evie to help them process their loved one ’ s death or health challenge . Continued on page 6

Inside this issue

2 From the president
8 From the chair
Focus on : BSWH News
News , Projects & Campaigns
2 Year-end giving tips
4 24th Annual Celebrating Women Luncheon
7 Dallas Foundation colleague sets retirement date
8 21st Annual Grand Rounds ® Golf Tournament
Dr . Shelley Hall