A Night of Gratitude and Friendship
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation and Presbyterian Healthcare System honored past and current trustees and special guests at a dinner held at the Dallas Museum of Art on November 9, 2 4. The event, which will be an annual affair, was a time to acknowledge those who have given their time and talents to helping Presbyterian Healthcare System achieve its mission of improving the health of the communities served.
“This event was a pleasure for me to host as we showed our appreciation for the leadership that each of our past and present trustees have provided in so many ways over the past forty plus years,” said Bill Cooper, chairman of the Presbyterian Healthcare Resources board and trustee event host.
“This event served as a time of fellowship with friends and as a time to say “thank you” to those who have contributed to the legacy of strong leadership within Presbyterian Healthcare System,” said Jerry Farrington, Trustee Emeritus of the Presbyterian Healthcare Resources board.
The evening began with a reception near the Hamon Atrium with music from the St. Mark’s School of Dallas string quartet to brighten the atmosphere. Afterward, remarks were made by Mr. Cooper, followed by Ben Casey, president of Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of THR and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, presented Bill Mays with the newly created Bill Mays Pati nt S rvic Award (see sidebar). Mr. Hawthorne closed the program with an overview of the goals and direction for the future of Presbyterian Healthcare System.
“We stand on the shoulders of those who have preceded us,” said Mr. Casey. “At this special event, we honored those who helped build the first Presbyterian hospital in Dallas in 1966 and those who have and are leading what has become the successful Presbyterian Healthcare System.”
Above: (Left to right) Ray Marr, Marilyn Marr Klepak and Dr. Howard Weiner
Below left: (Left to right) Bill Slicker, Doug Hawthorne, Jimmy Wynne, Martha Hawthorne, Phyllis Slicker and Pat Harris
Below: (Left to right) PHF board chairman, Dick Frank, and president of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Mark H. Merrill