the torch Fall 2016, Issue 3 - Page 4

2 From the President I am writing research have mountains. As a visual t h i s a r t ic le metaphor, mountains represent the during some of challenges and obstacles that stand in the t he hot test, way of improved health. most uncomfortable days of summer. The highest calling as a Foundation – Fortunately, I was able to visit both the the purpose that drives us every day – is beach and mountains. I take great pleasure to promote and improve lives. The word reflecting back on the many memorable “let’s” is an open invitation for others to times I enjoyed this summer. join in our cause. “Let’s move mountains” The time away allowed me to spend is a call to action. more time with my family, help reset my The standard of success in moving mind, and come back refreshed and ready mountains relies on the compassion of to be creative and productive as our busy people who stand ready to make an fall starts to unfold. For the health of my impactful difference in health care for our soul and my family, it was great to be off community. These friends have a sense of the grid. Completely. urgency and are energized by the challenge And ... honestly, I’m terribly excited about the new year and all that it has to offer. of moving mountains that are in the way of improved health. Last year brought the successful In Matthew 17:20, Jesus said, if your completion of our campaign, along with faith is as small as a mustard seed, then a record year in support for our patients you can say to this mountain, 'move' and and the Baylor Scott & White mission. it will. Nothing is impossible for us. We thought the transition to a new fiscal Enjoy the last days of summer. Autumn year was a good time to refresh our — and the cool evenings and warm days messaging and the look and feel of the that come with it — are not far away. torch. We also adopted a new tag line: Let’s Move Mountains. Rowland K. Robinson You don’t have to look very far around to find mountains. A whole range of them. Every patient has a mountain. Our caregivers have mountains. Those doing 4 President, Baylor Health Care System Foundation [email protected]