For progress. For patients.®
B A Y L O R H E A L T H C A R E S Y S T E M F O U N D A T I O N F A L L 2 0 1 0
Thompsons’ $1 million gift will establish
Mark your calendar
diagnostic liver laboratory at Baylor
he Jim and Angela Thompson
Foundation has made a generous
gift of $1 million that will create a
diagnostic liver laboratory and a
hepatology chair at Baylor University Medical
Grand Rounds® Golf Tournament Center at Dallas. Baylor Dallas hopes this project
Benefiting graduate medical education will lead to earlier diagnosis of liver conditions
Monday, October 4 and more accurate treatments.
Guest speaker: Professional golfer Bruce Lietzke
This is a transformative gift for the hepatology
Where: Northwood Club, Dallas
More information: 214.820.2699 or program at Baylor Dallas. Planned for a January
Angela and Jim Thompson
Andrea.Steiger@BaylorHealth.edu 2011 opening, the lab will contain the equipment
to perform a variety of tests that will document Klintmalm, M.D., Ph.D., were the inspiration
and monitor the function and capacity of patients’ for this gift,” Jim Thompson said.
livers – all in one location. This lab could represent Jim is president and chief executive officer of
an important enhancement of liver disease ORIX USA, a financial services company head-
management that would be unique in the quartered in Dallas. Angela is president of the Jim
United States. and Angela Thompson Foundation.
Benefiting the fight against breast cancer “Angela and I are pleased to contribute to an The Thompsons’ gift began to evolve when Jim
Thursday, October 21 effort that has the potential to more precisely told Dr. Trotter, the medical director of liver trans-
Guest speakers: measure the impact of treatment decisions made plantation at Baylor Dallas, of his interest in rais-
“L.A. Law’s” Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker by liver patients and their physicians. Baylor’s ing the bar in liver diagnostics. Dr. Trotter, who had
Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas leading position in solid organ transplants, the long desired to create this kind of facility for his
More information: 214.820.2229 or
vision of Jim Trotter, M.D., for this clinic along patients, explained his vision to Jim and asked
with the longtime leadership of Göran Continued on p. 2
Spangenbergs’ gift for NICU helps deliver healthy, happy babies
hile visiting the Blanche Christian, Erich and Audrey’s son, attends
Swanzy Lange Neonatal a boarding school with an ultimate goal of going
Intensi v e Ca r e Unit at to law school. After a recent visit to the Riggs Emer-
Baylor University Medical gency Department at Baylor Dallas, he is rethink-
Center at Dallas, Erich and Audrey Spangenberg ing that plan and considering studying medicine.
saw some of the hospital’s most vulnerable “You are really making a difference in these
patients. In incubator after incubator, premature precious lives,” Audrey said, explaining the
newborn babies were struggling for every breath inspiration for their support, which will impact the
and clinging to life. health and well-being of thousands of children for
The Spangenbergs were moved by this decades to come.
experience and felt they had to get involved. Christian Spangenberg, Erich Spangenberg, For more information about supporting the
The Spangenberg Family Foundation for the Audrey Spangenberg holding Jillian O’Brien, NICU, contact Roxann Garcia at 214.820.8196 or
and Delaney O’Brien
Benefit of Children’s Education and Healthcare Roxann.Garcia@BaylorHealth.edu. .
supports charitable efforts in education and medical A plaque recognizing the Spangenbergs’ gift will
research. They used the foundation to contribute read: “In appreciation for the generosity of SEE PAGE 2 FOR THE STORY OF
$500,000 to Baylor Health Care System Foundation Christian Spangenberg and the Spangenberg A FAMILY HELPED BY THE NICU
to create a fund that will benefit the NICU. Family Foundation.”
DEPA RTMENTS NE WS, PROJECTS A ND CA MPA IGNS
Focus on Research ________________________ 5 Thompsons’ gift to establish diagnostic liver lab __ 1
President’s Letter _________________________ 5 Spangenbergs’ gift supports NICU _____________ 1
Chairman’s Letter __________________________ 7 In memoriam: Ernie Wayne __________________ 2
Gift Planning _____________________________ 8 Baylor looks to expand patient navigator program _ 2
O’Briens receive compassionate care in NICU ____ 2
Foundation remembers Bill Aston ______________ 4
Mark Your Calendar ________________________ 1
Foundation celebrates Lindalyn Adams’ birthday __ 4
Celebrating Women ________________________ 3
Baylor ranked among ‘America’s Best’ _________ 4
Grand Rounds ® ___________________________ 8
Baylor employees contribute $1.36 million _____ 5
Foundation welcomes new chair, board members _ 6
New center may change how diabetes is treated __ 6
Jo Ann Stewart ___________________________ 6
Gifts spur progress at Baylor McKinney _______ 7
Dr. Charlie Richardson _____________________ 7
Marcus Baker _____________________________ 8
3600 Gaston Avenue, Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75246
214.820.3136 n email@example.com
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In memoriam: Ernie Wayne was passionate about family, service
rnestine “Ernie” Wayne had a a patient is a whole person, affected but not
strong belief that service to others was defined by physical illness, and in project after Filling a need
the highest calling imaginable in life. project, she worked and led the way philanthrop- herever Ernie Wayne and the Wayne family
She frequently put that belief into action. ically to make sure that those whole persons felt have seen a need, they have asked how it can be
Ernie passed away at her home on July 1 at cared for.” fulfilled. Their thoughtful influence is felt today in
age 87, surrounded by family and caregivers. She was also always there for her family, ready several areas at Baylor:
n Caring Hearts® volunteer program: Founded by
A member of the Baylor Health Care System to give advice to her children, grandchildren and
Ernie, the program recruits people who have had
Fou n d a t i on B o a r d of great-grandchildren – or just cardiac events to visit patients before and after a
Directors for 15 years, Ernie’s to listen. procedure, offering empathy and support.
gifts and involvement helped Grandson Braden Wayne n Ernie’s Appearance Center: One of the nation’s first
turn her ideas about what was noted her abundant style: cancer boutiques, Ernie’s makes sure cancer patients
needed by Baylor Health Care “She was the epitome of ele- get information and tools to address needs related to
a positive self-image.
System’s patients into reality. gance, and everything that
n Bradley Wayne Interfaith Garden of Prayer at the
“My mother had three great goes with it,” he said. “Grace, Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center:
loves: my father, Brad; her beauty and sophistication.” The legacy of Brad Wayne lives on in a place where
children, grandchildren and Ernie was preceded in death cancer patients and their families come to pray,
great-grandchildren; and by Brad, and she is survived by reflect or simply gather their thoughts.
Baylor, which was never an her daughter, Sue Wayne n Palliative care program: A gift funded a clinical
team focused on the relief of suffering for patients
institution, but more an Strauss, and her husband, with advanced, life-limiting illnesses. The Waynes’
extension of her family,” said Ted; daughter Marcy Grace, advocacy has helped develop the program.
her son, Jon Wayne. and son Jon and his wife, n Riggs Emergency Department: A blue flame
David Stern, rabbi at Devon, as well as seven sculpture atop the entrance was commissioned by
Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, grandchildren and eight Jon Wayne in honor of his mother. It symbolizes the
said: “Ernie understood that Ernestine “Ernie” Wayne care at Baylor and is a tribute to its employees.
Thompsons’ support to
O’Briens receive compassionate care in NICU
create liver lab
elaney O’Brien and her hus- Jillian, weighing 2 pounds, 11 ounces, still
Continued from p. 1 band, Kevin, were ecstatic when had a tough road ahead of her. She spent the
Baylor Health Care System Foundation president they learned that Delaney was next seven weeks in the Blanche Swanzy Lange
Rowland K. Robinson to speak with the Thompsons. pregnant with twin girls. NICU, including the first two weeks on a full
The Foundation and Dr. Trotter provided them But then came bad news. Twenty weeks into ventilator. Now at home, she is a happy,
with a plan for the lab. The Thompsons then com- the pregnancy, doctors on the medical staff at healthy 7-month-old.
mitted to providing the funding, and the lab Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas dis- “Baylor saved Jillian’s life,” Delaney said. “It
Dr. Trotter had dreamed of was on its way to covered a tumor on Delaney’s ovary. really would have been a different story if not
becoming a reality. Surgery to remove it was successful, but three for the people here. We are so grateful.”
The Foundation often works with physicians days later, Delaney’s water broke at 21 weeks The Lange NICU is a Level III facility. It
and grateful patients to fund important clinical of gestation. She was admitted to the antepar- cares for 750 infants every year, about half of
initiatives. tum unit, where she hoped to stay as long as whom are very pre-term, low-birth weight
Current methods of assessing liver function are possible to give her unborn babies a chance to and/or seriously ill. Because these infants may
often circuitous and inaccurate. A test or panel of develop enough to survive. stay in the NICU for weeks or even months,
tests to provide a reliable assessment of hepatic At 29 weeks, the babies forced the issue. what is done during that time can have a pro-
function over time is the goal. Hopefully, these Delaney gave birth to two girls, Allison and found impact. A NICU baby’s brain and ner-
tests will enable physicians to identify liver dam- Jillian. Sadly, Allison’s lungs had not fully vous system develop rapidly during the
age earlier, assess response to medical therapy and developed, and she passed away within 24 hours. extended period of incubator care.
provide a more accurate prognosis.
The Jim and Angela Thompson Diagnostic
Liver Laboratory will offer greater diagnostic
capabilities that can lead to more comprehensive, Baylor looks to expand patient navigation program
pre-emptive and accurate treatment. The lab will
bring together a number of diagnostic methods y nthi a Robinson-H aw k ins, began in 2008. Though the program was new,
and give hepatologists the ability to study the role R.N., keeps several cards on her cancer was an area in which she had experience,
and effectiveness of these tests. desk. The handwritten messages and she understood the need.
from patients and their family mem- “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989,”
“Baylor’s leading position in solid bers are touching: she said. “I was working in labor and delivery, and
“You made things so much easier for us.” I didn’t know anything about cancer. I had
organ transplants, the vision of “You are an angel.” surgery, and then the techs came with
Jim Trotter, M.D., for this clinic “Thank you.” a stretcher to take me to get a bone
along with the longtime leadership of As manager of the oncology patient scan. I said, ‘you’ve got the wrong
Göran Klintmalm, M.D., Ph.D., navigation program at the Baylor person.’ Nobody told me I would need
were the inspiration for this gift.” Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, a bone scan.”
she and her staff help people diagnosed As the Baylor Sammons Cancer
– Jim Thompson
with cancer through the labyrinth that Center prepares to move into the new
treatment and recovery can create. Cynthia outpatient building, it also seeks to
The addition of the lab and this equipment is Cynthia, with data coordinator Robinson-Hawkins
expand the service from three naviga-
also expected to open the doors to new research Diana Conde and fellow navigators Judy Quan, tors to 10 or 12. That goal can be reached more
opportunities. Data on patient outcomes will be R.N., and Charlotte Farris, R.N., guided 1,002 rapidly through philanthropy.
recorded and used to identify trends and measure patients during fiscal year 2010. They help pro- The program needs to add nurses and other
the effectiveness of treatment. vide timely diagnosis and treatment by helping health care professionals. It costs $1.5 million to
The Jim and Angela Thompson Chair in schedule appointments, providing information endow one navigator and $75,000 per year to
Hepatology will provide the means necessary for about cancer, patients’ treatment plans and the employ a nurse practitioner.
the liver program to continually evolve as a leader many services Baylor offers, as well as simply being For more information, contact Ellen Dearman
in comprehensive hepatology medicine, research there to answer any questions a patient may have. at 214.820.787 7 or E l len.De a rma n@
and practice. Cynthia became head of the program when it BaylorHealth.edu.
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CW: Circle of Care Award Winners
CIRCLE OF CARE AWARDEES HONORARY CHAIRS CIRCLE OF CARE AWARDEE
PEGGY AND DR. LEONARD RIGGS JR. PEGGY AND CARL SEWELL THE DISCOV ERY FOUNDATION
rom 2006 aylor
to 2010, He a lth
if you C a r e
thought of System
Baylor Health Care F ou n d a t io n is
System Foundation, plea sed to have
you thought of Pegg y and Carl
Leonard Riggs Jr., Sewell serve as hon-
M.D. As chairman orary chairmen for
of the Foundation the 2010 Celebrating
board, Dr. Riggs Peggy and Dr. Leonard Riggs Peggy and Carl Sewell Betty and Clint Josey Dr. David Winter
was heavily involved in the progress Baylor Health The Sewells have been tremendous advocates he Discovery Foundation has
Care System and the Foundation made during for the Foundation and have made significant made numerous gifts in support of
those years. gifts for the renovation and expansion of the Celebrating Women and other
“Working alongside Leonard and his wife, Riggs Emergency Department, Celebrating women’s initiatives that have
Peggy, I’ve been amazed at their dedication and Women and other initiatives. improved the health and quality of life of patients
devotion to health care – and to Baylor,” said Carl is chairman of Sewell Automotive at Baylor Health Care System.
Rowland K. Robinson, president of the Companies and author of “Customers for Life,” “The Discovery Foundation has been generous
Foundation. “We are pleased to note their a best-selling book that sets forth his successful in its support of Baylor, and we truly appreciate
contributions with the Circle of Care Award.” business philosophy. its care and concern for the patients we serve,” said
The Riggs Emergency Department at Baylor He has been the chairman of the National Rowland K. Robinson, president of Baylor Health
University Medical Center at Dallas underwent Lexus Dealer Advisory Council and the Cadillac Care System Foundation. “It is in recognition of
a $53 million renovation and expansion in 2007. National Dealer Council, and he served as chair- these contributions to Baylor and the community
Leonard and Peggy gave $1 million to support man of the SMU board of trustees. Carl is past that we are proud to honor the Discovery
this effort. president of the board of trustees of St. Mark’s Foundation with the Circle of Care Award. We
During Dr. Riggs’ tenure as chairman, the School of Texas, on the board of the State Fair of are especially grateful to Clint and Betty Josey
Foundation raised more than $108 million for Texas and has been chair of Goals for Dallas, a and David Winter, M.D., without whom these
Baylor Health Care System initiatives. board member of the Dallas Chamber of gifts would not have been possible.”
Peggy serves on the advisory board for Commerce and the Dallas Citizens Council. Clint is the chairman of The Discovery Foun-
Celebrating Women, and she has worked with Peggy is one of Dallas’ leading civic volunteers dation, and Dr. Winter serves as its president.
many philanthropic organizations, including and philanthropists. She has served on the In 2008, The Discovery Foundation gave funds
North Dallas Shared Ministries. She is also on Foundation’s board since 2003, has chaired its to Celebrating Women to provide new technology
the president’s advisory council for The Dallas annual giving campaign and has been on the in the Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center
Center for the Performing Arts and the advisory Celebrating Women advisory committee for at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
board of New Friends New Life. several years. In 2009, it contributed a gift for the women’s
Dr. Riggs began his career in emergency Peggy is a member of the Junior League of psycho-oncology program, which is developing a
medicine at Baylor Dallas in 1972 and eventually Dallas and the Crystal Charity Ball committee, comprehensive care program to meet the emo-
became chief of emergency medicine. In 1980, he for which she chaired the fashion show and lun- tional needs of women diagnosed with cancer.
formed EmCare, a company specializing in cheon. A trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art, The same year, the foundation donated
managing emergency departments for hospitals. she was chairman of the Art Ball, and she is on resources for the Mommie and Me assistance
“I’ve been involved with Baylor for more than the board of The Salvation Army. Peggy has also fund that helps low-income women whose babies
40 years, and I realize what a great asset it is for chaired the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the Sweetheart are being treated in the Blanche Swanzy Lange
the citizens of Dallas and those from elsewhere,” Ball, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor Dallas.
Dr. Riggs said. “We are blessed to have a system Leukemia Luncheon and the TACA Silver Cup The foundation was established in 1996 by
with the capabilities and facilities Baylor has.” Awards. Roger Dixon, a Dallas oilman and rancher.
Eikenberry, Tucker have distinctive breast cancer story to tell
ill Eik enber ry a nd Mich a el breast cancer. She’d never before had a second opinion. Lumpectomy and radiation
Tucker have a unique perspective on mammogram. therapies were recommended, and her breast
breast cancer. Married “I was not informed,” she was saved.
since 1973, the actors said, “and I was terrified and In 1989, Jill co-produced and hosted an NBC
are best known as stars didn’t know what to do.” documentary, “Destined to Live.” The program
of the long-running television The doctor advised her to have featured interviews with cancer survivors,
show “L.A. Law.” They are the a mastectomy. including First Lady Nancy Reagan.
featured speakers at the 2010 “That’s what he did the most “We made the documentary to show women
Celebrating Women luncheon. frequently, so I said, ‘OK, take with breast cancer that they are not alone,”
They will talk about their it off – whatever you have to do.’ Jill said.
experience with breast cancer I simply did not know anybody Jill and Michael’s efforts have been exten-
as a married couple and how it who had survived breast cancer. sively recognized with awards and commenda-
impacted their relationship. I also didn’t have the courage to tions. Jill has discovered that by sharing her
Jill’s breast cancer crisis ask the right questions.” experiences and being a proponent of con-
began in 1986, just before she Although she had intended to stantly improving health, life can be vibrant
Jill Eikenberry and
moved to Los Angeles to begin keep her diagnosis a secret, she and full of self-discovery.
shooting the show. While driv- told a friend whose mother had “I’ve never felt better in my life than now,”
ing, she casually reached up and felt her breast. fought, and won, her own battle with the disease she said. “I have enormous vitality and joy,
There was a lump, and her doctor confirmed years earlier without a mastectomy. Jill sought a every day.”
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Foundation remembers Bill Aston Baylor ranked among
self-m a de ex ecuti v e, W.W. from chopping grass from around utility poles to ‘America’s Best’
“Bill” Aston was passionate about president and chief executive officer. aylor University Medical
making sure patients at Baylor He also was known for his volunteer work. In Center at Dallas and Baylor
received quality care. addition to his dedication to Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR)
He passed away July 8 at the age Baylor, his causes ranged from are two of 152 hospitals nationally
of 82 at his Dallas home. being a director for the Camp to be ranked in the U.S. News & World
Bill served as chairman of the Fire Girls to serving more than Report 20th annual “America’s Best
board for Baylor University 15 years as a driver for the Hospitals” issue. Baylor Dallas is the only
Medical Center at Dallas and McKinney Avenue trolley. North Texas hospital to earn this distinction
Baylor Jack and Jane Heart and His honors included the for 18 consecutive years.
Vascular Hospital and was a American Heart Association’s “Standing out on the national stage is an
member of the Baylor Health Dwight D. Eisenhower Award impressive achievement, and I congratulate
Care System board. He wrote a for being the Texas volunteer of everyone who is directly involved in these
resolution calling for ever-improv- the year in 1979 and a brother- recognized services,” said John McWhorter,
ing delivery of quality, safe patient hood citation from the National president of Baylor Dallas.
care which was adopted by all Conference of Christians and Baylor Dallas ranked among the nation’s
Baylor facilities. Jews. At one time, he was named top 50 hospitals in three of 16 specialties: kid-
“He will be remembered for his trustee of the year by the Dallas ney disease, gastroenterology and urology.
commitment to quality,” said Joel County Medical Society. The rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties
Allison, president and chief exec- Bill also loved adventure. were driven by data such as mortality rates,
utive officer of Baylor Health Care System. “He After retiring from TXU, he became a certified procedure volume, and ratio of nurses to
wanted nothing but the best. He always wanted scuba diver and worked on shark and manatee patients.
excellence, and he constantly reminded us it’s research projects. He went on extended boat jour- BIR ranked 18th among the nation’s top
about putting the patient first.” neys, including a 6,000-mile round trip with rehabilitation facilities, marking the 14th
Baylor recently established a quality award with Howard McClure, M.D., from Alabama up the year that it has been
the Texas Hospital Association to honor Bill’s Eastern Seaboard, through the Great Lakes and recognized in the
legacy. The first Bill Aston Award for Quality down the Mississippi and other rivers. He also issue.
will be given next year. traveled on ocean-going freighters to Europe and To read more
“He was just a wonderful, wonderful container ships to South America. about the rankings,
individual,” Allison said. “He was a great Bill is survived by his wife, Evelyn; his two log on to health.
humanitarian.” daughters, Adonica Aston and Melanie usnews.com/best-
Bill worked his way through college at Dallas Schumaker; a brother, James Aston; and two hospitals/rankings.
Power & Light Co., now TXU, where he advanced grandchildren.
Foundation celebrates Lindalyn Adams’ 80th birthday
ay lor He a lt h C a r e Syst e m Lindalyn was recognized for both her service
Foundation commemorated not to the Foundation and to the city of Dallas. Over
just a milestone birthday but also the years, Lindalyn has become known as the
decades of caring for the Dallas com- “historical caretaker of Dallas” for her numerous
munity at a birthday celebration for Lindalyn efforts in the preservation of its history. Most
Adams on June 30 in Fearing’s Restaurant at the recently, she has been integral to the success of the
Ritz-Carlton. More than 200 friends and family Celebrating Women campaign, which has raised
members attended the brunch to honor Lindalyn. more than $11 million for the fight against breast
She turned 80 on the Fourth of July. cancer.
Billie Leigh Rippey, Lindalyn Adams
and Caroline Rose Hunt
Dee Collins Torbert, Lindalyn Adams
Tucean Webb, Joyce Mitchell, Debbie Snell and Effie McCullough and Calvert Collins
Joel Allison and Dr. Ron Jones
Lydia Novakov and Becky Bright
MacKenzie Adams Carpenter, Charlie Adams, Lindalyn Adams,
Ruth Altshuler and Linda Custard Carlton Adams and Chase Adams Rowland K. Robinson and Lindalyn Adams
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Baylor employees open hearts, checkbooks
to the tune of record-breaking $1.36 million From the
“The incredible support among the staff shows how much people inside
Baylor Health Care System see – and believe in – the good things we are doing.” Challenges, progress,
– Rowland K. Robinson, President friends and transitions
Baylor Health Care System Foundation
ur fiscal year that ended June 30th was a
ay l or H e a lt h C a r e Syst e m expansion fund last year. whirlwind of activity and progress. We ended the
employees have outdone themselves. At Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, year with the second-highest total of contributions in
A year after setting a record of $1.1 mil- this year’s campaign supported several areas of our history. Our progress was achieved while
lion for contributions to the Employee focus, including:
navigating the confluence of two sectors undergoing
Giving Campaign in 2009, Baylor Health Care n The Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute at
profound change: health care and philanthropy.
System Foundation staff raised the bar in 2010. Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center: Funds are
More than 7,200 employees of Baylor facilities at helping provide community-based programs, Our donors continue to respond to the needs of our
Dallas, Carrollton, Garland, Grapevine, Plano diabetes education and management, and patients. Private contributions serve an important role
and Waxahachie contributed $1,363,381 to the diabetes screening supplies. in helping our system sustain and grow its outstanding
2010 campaign, establishing a new record. n The Blanche Swanzy Lange NICU: Support medical, education and research programs.
“These generous contributions show that our helps provide developmental care, giving Additionally, I believe this year’s success is tribute
employees truly live by Baylor’s value of servant- NICU babies an environment that promotes
to the quality of our team and its hard work. Its
hood,” said Joel Allison, chief executive officer and normal development and healing.
members are closely aligned with the mission, values
president of Baylor Health Care System. “These n Graduate medical education: As a major
gifts to Baylor Health Care System Foundation teaching hospital in the Southwest, Baylor and goals of our system. This alignment allowed us
will make a big impact at each Baylor facility.” sponsors 32 programs and shares sponsorship to move in the right direction. I am both blessed and
Overall participation also reached a new high, for five other programs. impressed with the individuals with whom I am able
with more than 42 percent of employees contribut- “It’s very rewarding to see the way employees to work and with their sense of community.
ing to the campaign, up from 37 percent last year. at Baylor support our mission beyond doing a I would like to publicly thank them for their
Among the many pro- great job every day,” said
commitment, passion, creativity and grit.
jects supported by the Fou nd at ion ma na ger
Despite all the hard work, we were able to
Employee Giving Cam- Jennifer Massey, who
paign has been the emer- headed the campaign. “We occasionally pause and celebrate. The Foundation
gency department renova- look forward to continuing honored our Lindalyn Adams’ 80th with a birthday
tion at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. to have successful employee-led campaigns in the celebration. It was attended by dozens of her
Employees contributed more than $47,000 in years to come.” lifelong friends.
2008 to a general fund that included the ED For more information, contact the Foundation at We also paused to reflect on some special
expansion and nearly $25,000 to a dedicated ED 214.820.3136 or Foundation@BaylorHealth.edu.
friends. Bill Aston and Ernestine “Ernie” Wayne
passed away this year.
Bill was an extraordinary individual committed to
F C U S O N R E S E A R C H our mission. He was a leader in our quest for
transparency, safety and quality in patient care. His
leadership and friendly demeanor will be sorely
Even moderate exercise benefits cancer patients Ernie was a force of nature; she touched many
lives with her beauty and passion. She was a classy,
lt hough c a nc e r t r e at- light weights. The important thing is moving,” generous, thoughtful leader who made a difference.
ment affects everyone differ- she said.
We will all miss her commitment to making life better
ently, most patients do not feel up Once the Sammons Cancer Center’s new out-
to exercising. However, even lim- patient building opens in March 2011, cancer for others.
ited amounts of movement can help a patient patients will have a new on-campus option for “What we have done for ourselves dies with us;
recover both mentally and physically, physi- their exercise needs: the Hank Dickerson what we have done for others and the world remains
cians say. Gymnasium, which will be on the second floor. and is immortal.” The legacy created by these
“Studies have shown a clear correlation The nearly $300,000 that made the facility individuals speaks volumes about their genuine
between exercise and an improved quality of possible was raised by friends and business concern for their fellow man.
life,” said Amy Wilson, M.D., chief of physical associates of Hank, a leader in commercial
As we begin a new year, I am optimistic that the
medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor real estate who died of melanoma in 1996.
University Medical Center at Dallas and A gym like this is important because cancer best is yet to come. I am excited about the
medical director at Baylor Institute for patients often find commercial gyms embarrass- leadership represented by our new board members
Rehabilitation (BIR). “It can improve a patient’s ing and intimidating. The shared experiences of and incoming board chair, Erle Nye. Additionally, I
energy level and reduce fatigue and depression.” patients and their families will create camarade- will be eternally grateful for all that Dr. Leonard
Researchers are investigating how exercise rie at the Dickerson Gym that is not possible in Riggs helped us achieve.
helps a patient’s immune system. a commercial gym or in home-based rehab. Patients’ needs drive our relentless pursuit of
“Research is looking for more concrete The gym will become the new home of
progress. I am most grateful for your generosity and
evidence as to exactly why it is so beneficial,” FitSTEPS for Life®, a free, individualized exer-
she said. “We are trying to determine whether cise program for cancer patients which is oper- the confidence in Baylor that it represents.
it somehow improves the regulation of ated in conjunction with the Cancer
the immune system or whether there is Foundation for Life. A certified personal
another mechanism that exercise helps on a trainer performs an initial assessment and
molecular level.” designs a personalized plan based upon specific
Dr. Wilson emphasizes that exercise for a needs and health status. Progress is tracked,
person recovering from cancer doesn’t mean and plans may progress as strength increases. Rowland K. Robinson
an hour at the gym. For more information, contact Ellen President
“It should be what the patient can do – brief Dearman at 214.820.7877 or Ellen. Baylor Health Care System Foundation
walking, riding a stationary bike or lifting Dearman@BaylorHealth.edu. Robinson@BaylorHealth.edu
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On the Board Diabetes center may
change the way
JO ANN STEWART
disease is treated
o Ann Stewart has been a member of What is one of your favorite connections to the
the board of Baylor Health Care System Foundation?
Foundation since 2003. A native of Ellen Dearman works for the Foundation, and
Durant, Oklahoma, we have worked very closely on the nursing advo-
she came to Dallas cacy initiative. As a result, she has become a spe-
after graduating from cial friend of mine away from Baylor.
Southea stern State Describe your family.
University and worked for My family is small, consisting of two
Texas Instruments. She daughters, two grandsons and my son-in-law.
first came to Baylor to give We are very independent, but supportive of the
birth to her first daughter, family unit. When we do get together, we have a The Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute
Jo Ann Stewart
and she was married to the lot of fun. at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center
late Robert Stewart III, who insisted that for What is the most influential book you’ve read?
their relationship to go forward, “his dog had to The Bible became the most influential book I n June, Baylor Health Care System opened
like me, and I had to promise to take him to have ever read after many Bible study classes. the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute,
Baylor if anything happened to him.” She has What are your goals in life? a facility that may influence the way diabe-
become involved in the Foundation’s nursing A. Become totally organized in every aspect of tes is treated and prevented nationwide.
advocacy group that builds support for nursing my life. The institute, at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation
scholarships for Baylor Health Care System B. Be there when my family and close friends Center in the Frazier neighborhood of South
employees. have emergencies or needs of any kind. Dallas, will bring treatment and prevention where
What is a special story about an experience C. Live every day and have fun. it is needed most. Residents of its ZIP code are
with Baylor? D. Give back to my community by doing three times more likely to die from diabetes than
The year my husband died, my youngest volunteer work. those in Dallas as a whole. Many cannot afford
daughter was diagnosed with metastatic breast The best day I ever had was … when my girls transportation to doctors’ offices and hospitals out-
cancer. Because her children were 3 and 5, she and grandsons were born. side the neighborhood, healthy food options or
wanted to stay in Dallas for her treatment. Joyce What lesson did you have to learn the hard access to exercise classes and equipment.
O’Shaughnessy, M.D., was leaving on a family way? Diabetes costs the state $12.4 billion a year,
vacation the next day and agreed to see Julie at You cannot take literally what people say. according to the Texas Department of State
the end of her day. The rest is history – two rounds What inspires you? Health Services.
of chemo, radiation, a double mastectomy, a lot A dynamic speaker, a beautiful sunset, beauti- Staffed by physicians, nurses, care coordinators
of prayer, and she is cancer-free. ful scenery, music and diabetes education specialists, the institute
offers simple yet innovative approaches to combat-
ing the disease, including:
n A weekly farmers market selling fresh produce
Foundation welcomes new chairman, at discounted prices
n Cooking, exercise and wellness classes
17 board members n Affordable medications and other medical
ay lor He a lt h C a r e Syst e m more than 20 years – Nye has been involved in “Health care organizations need to expand their
Foundation has added 18 members education, serving on the executive boards of the role in the communities they serve, and this ini-
to its board of directors, including a SMU Cox School of Business and its school of tiative is one example,” said Joel Allison, president
distinguished new chairman. law. He served 12 years on the Texas A&M and chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care
TXU Corporation Chairman Emeritus Erle University System Board of Regents, and he has System. “This new model of care represents the
Nye replaced Leonard Riggs Jr., M.D., as chair- been chair of the University of Texas Investment future. We are putting greater emphasis on pre-
man of the Foundation board, effective July 1. Dr. Management Company (UTIMCO). vention and wellness.”
Riggs has served as chairman for the last four years “This is a group that we’re proud to have join- The institute is the result of a unique joint effort
and will continue to serve actively on the board. ing the board,” nominating committee chairman between Baylor and the City of Dallas that has
“We are honored to have the privilege of estab- John D. Harkey Jr. said. “These are some of the allowed Baylor to invest $15 million in transform-
lishing associations with such a fine group of most exceptional people this area has to offer, and ing an established city recreation center.
community leaders,” said Foundation president Baylor Health Care System and the Foundation This unique approach has gained national
Rowland K. Robinson. “And anyone who knows will benefit tremendously from being aligned attention.
Erle Nye knows how well he is respected in the with them and their considerable talents.” The institute was the brainchild of Albert
Dallas area. We look forward to working with all Board members assist the Foundation in sup- Black, chairman of the Baylor Health Care
these extraordinary people.” port of Baylor Health Care System’s mission to System Board of Trustees, who lived in the Frazier
In addition to his extensive experience in the serve all people through exemplary health care, neighborhood until the age of 14.
corporate world – he was a leader at TXU for education, research and community service. “It will be exciting over the coming years to
watch and see what this institute does for the health
New board members of the area,” Allison said. “It is humbling to think
n Stephen W. Butt, senior vice president, n Gregg A. Lowe, senior vice president, analog division,
that if successful, this initiative could change the
Central Market/H-E-B Texas Instruments way we as a country approach chronic disease.”
n Katherine R. Crow, board member, Crow Holdings n Michael F. McGehee, chief executive officer, WillMac For more information, contact Roxann Garcia
n Kenneth A. Hersh, chief executive officer, NGP Companies LLC at 214. 820. 8196 or R ox a n n.G a rci a @
Energy Capital Management n Ann H. McReynolds, community volunteer
BaylorHealth.edu. Learn more about the insti-
n J. Hale Hoak, president, Hoak and Company n J. Ken Newman, retired chairman and chief executive
tute at www.dhwidallas.com.
n Robert A. Innamorati, president, AVATAR officer, Horizon Health Corporation
Investments LP n Erle A. Nye, chairman emeritus, TXU Corporation;
n Karen F. Key, self-employed; community volunteer president, EN Consulting Inc. To learn more about any Baylor Health Care
n Alicia W. Landry, community volunteer n Carolyn B. Peck, Chi Omega representative (ex-officio)
System Foundation initiative, contact
n H. Ward Lay, chairman and chief executive officer, n Elizabeth W. Porterfield, Junior League representative
the Foundation at 214.820.3136 or e-mail
Andeluna Cellars Winery (ex-officio)
n Steven A. Lieberman, chief executive officer, n Lisa C. Troutt, community volunteer
thetorch@BaylorHealth.edu. Write to us at
The Retail Connection n Ray W. Washburne, chief executive officer and 3600 Gaston Avenue, Barnett Tower Suite 100,
president, Charter Holdings Dallas, TX 75246-1800.
T H E T O R C H FA L L 2 010 7
ph y sici a n prof i l e From the
CHARLIE RICHARDSON, M.D. Chairman
harlie Richardson, M.D., has well-loved by his patients and other physicians.”
treated thousands of patients and
played a part in the education of
numerous other physicians
One of Dr. Richardson’s neighbors says he is so
devoted to his work, he’s rarely seen around the
A s a child, I remember my grandfather saying,
“You are known by the company you keep.” Over
as a gastroenterologist on the medical “Just from the hours he spends at the years, I have come to appreciate the
staff at Baylor University Medical the hospital, he’s got to be one of most
significance of that counsel.
Center at Dallas since 1989. He previ- dedicated doctors I’ve ever known,”
Accordingly, when I was asked to serve as
ously served in several academic and said Wayne Tenney, who has lived
administrative roles at the Dallas across the street for 30 years. chairman of the board of Baylor Health Care
Veterans Administration Hospital and That dedication carries over to his System Foundation, I felt several emotions, the
The University of Texas Southwestern care for patients, Wayne said. most prominent of which was gratification for the
Medical School. “Whether it’s a patient or a friend of opportunity to be associated with such a
Dr. Charlie Richardson
Dr. Richardson credits his coming his who is in the hospital under another profoundly positive, highly respected institution.
to Baylor largely to the influence of his mentor doctor’s care, Charlie makes you feel like you’re
For more than 100 years, the Baylor Health Care
and friend, John Fordtran, M.D. his No. 1 priority. It’s about you as a person; it’s
System and its predecessor organizations have
“I met Dr. Fordtran when I was in medical never about Charlie. That’s just the way he is.”
school at UT Southwestern. He’s been my men- Dr. Richardson and his wife, Twila, have been developed a reputation of excellence in the delivery
tor since 1969. I was a gastrointestinal fellow, and married for 40 years, and they have two daugh- of health care through a faith-based organization
he was the chief of gastroenterology there,” ters. Emily and her husband, Jeff, live in of capable, caring, compassionate people.
Dr. Richardson said. “When Dr. Fordtran Oklahoma City with their two little girls. Lucy Baylor is blessed to be served by more than
became chief of internal medicine at Baylor, he and her husband, Michael, live in Dallas with 20,000 talented physicians, medical staff
continued to be my friend and mentor. I always their two sons.
members, researchers and employees. The
thought Baylor was a great institution, and in “I don’t get to see the girls as much as I do the
executive leadership of the System is exemplary
1989, I made the decision to move to Baylor.” boys, but I’m dedicated to all of them,”
Dr. Richardson, who had a long academic Dr. Richardson said. and among the very best in the field. The boards
career before going into private practice, has long When he’s not at the hospital or visiting with the of the System and the Foundation are composed
relished the educational aspect of medicine. As grandchildren, Dr. Richardson enjoys running. of outstanding leaders dedicated to the welfare of
such, he’s a natural fit to run the gastrointestinal “That’s when I do my thinking,” he said. “I others. What better company could I keep? Now it
site tumor conference for physicians at which they don’t get to run as much as I’d like to – only about is my responsibility to warrant the trust that has
discuss difficult and unique cases. twice a week or so.”
been placed in me.
“They are very educational,” he said. “They’re Dr. Richardson, who grew up in Longview, said
The Foundation performs such an important
one of the things that stimulates me intellectually. he got his first taste of leadership while on the job
The mix of physicians, fellows and residents there at a YMCA summer day camp when he was in role in the ongoing success of the System. In
really makes them special. It’s a good teaching tool college and medical school. October, we will all have an opportunity to support
for me, and I hope it’s good for the others, too.” “That taught me a lot, as another guy and I were an effort to conquer cancer through the
Gregory Hodges, M.D., a gastroenterologist on running a camp with about 100 boys in it almost Celebrating Women luncheon.
the medical staff at Baylor Dallas who met Dr. on our own,” he said. This annual event has become a significant tool
Richardson while taking classes from him as a med- While working at the camp, his duties included
in the fight against breast cancer, raising more
ical school student, said he has enjoyed working driving the bus, which he says might be a suitable
than $11 million since its inception, and making a
with him since 1996 as a partner in their practice. second career once he’s finished with medicine.
“He is an absolute prince of a man,” Dr. Hodges “I tell my wife that when I retire, I’m going to difference in the lives of hundreds of women
said. “He is not only a leading authority and expert drive the shuttle bus at D/FW Airport,” he said diagnosed with breast cancer by funding
in his field, but he is extremely compassionate and with a smile. “She thinks I’m kidding.” technology, research and community outreach.
This year, we will be blessed to hear from featured
speakers Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker,
Gifts help spur progress at Baylor McKinney who are best known for their roles in the hit drama
“L.A. Law.” The married couple will explain how
rogress is being made on construc- Jill’s struggles with breast cancer impacted their
tion of the new Baylor Medical Center relationship.
at McKinney, and donor support is help- In cancer and medicine’s many other
ing drive its momentum.
disciplines, medical education programs are the
Bob and Lola Sanford have generously made
cornerstone of developing the physicians who will
a $100,000 gift through the Sanford Family
Trust. Bob is a longtime member of the Baylor serve the community for decades to come. The
Health Care System Foundation board, and he Foundation’s Grand Rounds® Golf Tournament
and Lola have made numerous gifts to Baylor in October helps raise the funds that make it
A digital rendering of the new Baylor McKinney
Health Care System over the years. Their gift will possible for Baylor to train residents and interns in
name the courtyard of the new hospital. 37 specialties throughout the System while also
Bryan and Jan Hall have also honored Baylor Baylor Health Care System
allowing supporters to have a fun day with friends
with a $100,000 contribution. They are the own- BAY LOR MEDICA L CENTER AT MCK INNE Y
on the golf course.
ers of Brandon Industries in McKinney, and Jan
is actively involved in the project as a member of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney will provide: Your interest in and support of the Foundation
the hospital’s advisory board. n Obstetrics and gynecology are greatly appreciated.
The $213 million, 332,000-square-foot facility n General surgery
will include a 95-bed, four-story hospital and a n Cardiovascular care, including cardiac catheterization
medical office complex on 58 acres at Highway n Gastroenterology, including endoscopy services
380 and Lake Forest Drive. Construction began n Orthopaedics
in March 2010, and it is scheduled to open in n Neurology and neurosurgery Erle Nye
July 2012. n Internal medicine
Chair, Board of Directors
For more information about supporting the new n Full-service emergency department
Baylor Health Care System Foundation
McKinney hospital, contact Jayne Grimes at n Extensive outpatient services
214.820.4771 or Jayne.Grimes@BaylorHealth.edu.
8 FA L L 2 010 T H E T O R C H
Lietzke to be featured at Grand Rounds®
M E E T
i k e B a y l or H e a lt h C a r e Open, his first major victory.
System, pro golfer Bruce Lietzke But it’s what he hasn’t done that has gotten
understands the importance of taking him the most notice.
T H E
in the big picture. Bruce found a swing that worked for him
Baylor endeavors to many years ago, and he hasn’t had to work on
treat the body, mind and it since. So when he got married and began hav-
soul in its hospitals. ing children, he was able to make them his
S TA F F
Bruce finds time for his main focus, playing fewer tournaments and
golf career, but it’s his practicing less frequently.
family that has always He said numerous players have told him, “ten
come first. years ago, I thought you were crazy. I under-
Bruce will be the guest stand what you’ve been doing all this time. I
speaker at the VIP din- understand and admire you for it.” Marcus Baker
ner at the 2010 Grand Rounds® Golf Baylor Health Care System Foundation
Tournament, which raises funds for graduate raised $930,000 in fiscal year 2010 to support arcus Baker learned the value
medical education at Baylor University Medical graduate medical education. With donor sup- of a dollar – and the hard work it
Center at Dallas. The tournament will be port, it plans to fund 31 residents and fellows takes to earn it – at an early age.
October 4th at the Northwood Club in Dallas. at a cost of more than $2.1 million in fiscal year “Growing up, my parents would
Bruce has won 13 PGA Tour events, includ- 2011. Proceeds from last year’s tournament get the basics for you, and if you wanted something
ing the Byron Nelson Championship at Las sponsored two colorectal fellows. more, you would have to take care of it yourself,”
Colinas in 1982 and 1988 and the Colonial in For more information, contact Andrea he said. “I joke that I’ve worked since the age of 10.
Fort Worth in 1980. He has seven Champions Steiger at 214.820.2699 or Andrea.Steiger@ I was a stock boy. I mowed lawns. I worked every
Tour wins, highlighted by the 2003 U.S. Senior BaylorHealth.edu. summer at Scarborough Faire from age 11 to 16.”
So it’s fitting that Marcus now works in a stew-
ardship role for Baylor Health Care System
Foundation. He enjoys telling donors what their
GIFT PLANNING hard-earned money is doing for Baylor.
“I find it very rewarding to know how we are
improving patient care because of a donor’s gift,”
Arndts establish gift to uphold radiology standard he said. “Baylor is great because of the financial
support of its donors.”
erry Arndt, M.D., set a standard for tile in the nation under Dr. Arndt’s leadership. During college at Dallas Baptist University,
excellence while building a quality radiol- “Twice, we were ranked tops in the nation,” Marcus worked at Mrs Baird’s bakery on
ogy residency training program at Baylor Dr. Arndt said. Mockingbird Lane. He filled several roles there,
University Medical Center at Dallas For his efforts, the Association of Program but the work that created the fondest memories
during his 20-year Directors in Radiology was giving bakery tours.
tenure as its director. honored him with its first “You got to serve the bread coming right out of
A gift annuity he and his Academic Achievement the oven,” he said. “You could never go hungry
wife, Sheila, have estab- Award in 1997, and the working in a bakery.”
lished through Baylor Association of University Marcus joined the Foundation in the fall of
He a lt h C a re Sy s te m Radiologists gave him its 2008 after several years as director of sales with
Foundation will help ensure Gold Medal award in 1999. Texas Stampede Inc., but it wasn’t his family’s first
that the program is able to He was also elected presi- association with Baylor.
maintain those high stan- dent of the medical staff at His grandfather, L.H. Baker, spent more than
dards for years to come. Baylor Dallas in 1987. 2,000 hours volunteering in the cardiac rehabil-
In addition to serving as Over the last 20 years, the itation unit at Baylor University Medical Center
Dr. Jerry Arndt and his wife, Sheila
director of the radiology res- foundation of excellence at Dallas after his quadruple bypass.
idency program from 1966 to 1986, Dr. Arndt that Dr. Arndt established has continued under the “He lived for another 18 years after that, and
was a practicing diagnostic radiologist at Baylor leadership of Mark Zibilich, M.D., Ken Ford, he attributed his ability to bounce back to the
for more than 35 years. After he retired in 1996, M.D., and Umesh Oza, M.D. The program’s res- physical therapy he got at the Landry Center,”
he continued to teach radiology residents until idents have consistently scored in the top 10 per- Marcus said.
July 2010. cent in the nation on written exams, often ranking Marcus’ family lives in Waxahachie, and he
The American Board of Radiology in 1979 among the top five programs in the nation. In addi- visits about twice a month. He’s proud to be a new
began notifying programs of their residents’ per- tion, its residents have been ranked top five nation- uncle to Ty, who celebrated his first birthday in July.
centile ranks on their final written exams. Baylor’s ally on their oral exams, with a co-ranking of “Watching him grow up, learn to walk and talk,
program ranked consistently in the top 5 percen- No. 1 in the country for several of the last five years. is great,” Marcus said.
Taking stock at year’s end … and giving it
hough it’s hard to believe, the would avoid this tax and instead receive an Historically, the end of the year is a popular
fourth quarter of 2010 is almost upon income tax deduction on the full value of the time for making stock gifts. In fact, most stock
us – a time when many of you con- stock. What’s more, because the Foundation is a gifts occur during the fourth quarter of the year.
sider making year-end gifts to chari- qualified charitable organization, we could sell Many donors review their stock portfolios and
ties like Baylor Health Care System Foundation. the stock and avoid any tax on the appreciation – select those stocks that have appreciated the most
Some of you own appreciated stock – stock that a win for Mike and for Baylor. which they’ve held for longer than one year
has risen in value over time. For example, Mike, Mike is thinking about giving 500 shares of his because they can stretch their giving power by
a Baylor donor, has a stock account with a well- stock to Baylor. If he makes this gift, he’ll obtain giving the appreciation.
known brokerage company. One of his stocks has a charitable income tax deduction of $37,500, If you are considering a year-end gift to Baylor,
grown from $15 a share to $75 a share over the even though he only paid $7,500 for these shares it may be better for you to give appreciated stock
past few years. If he sold the stock, he would owe originally. If he is in the 35 percent tax bracket instead of cash. To learn more, talk to your CPA
capital gains tax on the $60 of appreciation for and claims the deduction on his itemized tax or investment advisor, or contact Cynthia Krause
each share. return, he could save $13,125 in taxes – more than at 214.820.7928 or Cy nt h ia.K rau se@
If Mike gave the stock to the Foundation, he he paid for the stock in the first place! BaylorHealth.edu at no obligation.
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