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
President, Baylor Health Care System Foundation