P R E S B Y T E R I A N H E A LT H C A R E F O U N D AT I O N
“ We stand on the shoulders of those who have preceded us. ”
Above: (Left to right) Dr. Michael Desaloms, Missy Desaloms, Nancy Hamon and Rob Kendall.
Right: (Left to right) Jay McAuley, Jerry Farrington and Paul Harris
Below: (Left to right) Mignon and Stuart Jones, Jean-Claude and Beth Saada, Brian and Alicia Gerber
On November 9, in addition to acknowledging the many accomplishments of Presbyterian Healthcare System through the dedication of its trustees, a newly created special service award was presented to Bill Mays, for whom this award is named. Mr. Mays served as the director of patient and community relations for Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas until his death on December 26, 2004. Mr. Mays provided almost 30 years of service to Presbyterian Healthcare System and was a beloved mem- ber of the Presbyterian family, making patients and their families feel more at home during their hospital stay. Mr. Mays, affectionately called the “Ambassador” of Presbyterian Healthcare System, filled his days and, at times, nights with patient visits, often times communicating with physicians on the medical staff and nurses about patients’ needs. Mr. Mays was undoubtedly a vital link between patients and the hospital.
“Bill Mays was there for patients and their families, day in and day out,” said Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of THR and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. “Bill’s dedication to caring for patients and their families truly exemplified our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. We are so grateful to have had him as part of the Presbyterian and THR family and he will be greatly missed.”
The Bill Mays Patient Service Award will be voted on by a special committee, and award- ed at the annual trustee dinner when a per- son deserving of recognition for providing an exceptional level of service to Presbyterian Healthcare System, its patients and mission is identified.