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A Message from Joel Allison Every day, thousands of patients from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths come to Baylor Scott & White hospitals, clinics and centers across Texas. While the reason for each visit ranges from routine to complex, from elective to emergent, everyone who comes to us has one expectation: quality care delivered with a compassionate touch. And every day, thousands of Baylor Scott & White staff and volunteers meet and exceed that expectation. That’s because those who put on the Baylor Scott & White badge are first and foremost committed to serving our patients and communities. Joel Allison President and CEO Baylor Scott & White Health The 2016 Baylor Scott & White Stories book vividly illustrates how our family is not only changing health care, but changing the world through acts of kindness and generosity, large and small. The character and dedication of the employees featured in this publication are not outliers, but rather representative of the thousands of people in our organization who are passionate about serving others. Leading an organization filled with so many individuals who are called to help and heal those in need has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. Their stories – the ones in this book and the countless others I have heard over the last 23 years – are treasures that I will carry with me always. 1