the torch Winter 2015, Issue 4 - Page 17

Grand Rounds® a hole-in-one for medical education The 14th annual Baylor Health Care System Foundation Grand Rounds® Golf Tournament was sponsored by Bank of Texas for the seventh consecutive year. Teeing off at Northwood Club, the fall tournament raised nearly $300,000 to support undergraduate and graduate medical education at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. More than 200 leading citizens and 50 sponsors from across Dallas came out for the day of golf, including platinum sponsors Duke Realty, Kaufman Hall, The David B. Miller Family Foundation, and Western Extrusions. Gold sponsors this year included Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, CBRE, MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, and Northern Trust. Since the first tournament, Grand Rounds supporters have contributed more than $3 million toward Baylor’s medical education initiatives. A recognized leader in the training of medical professionals since 1903, Baylor Dallas trains approximately 220 residents and fellows in 30 specialties each year — ranging from internal medicine to vascular surgery to pathology. In order for Baylor to continue to offer high-quality medical educational programs that help secure the future health of our community, donor support is critical. Thanks to Grand Rounds’ supporters and other generous donors, the Foundation plans to fund 31 residents and fellows in fiscal year 2016 at a cost of more than $2.5 million. “The cost of providing graduate medical education continues to rise and support of Grand Rounds ensures that we continue to offer high-quality medical educational programs,” said Rowland K. Robinson, Foundation president. “Our goal is to help secure the future of our community by training the best and brightest minds to practice safe, quality, compassionate health care.” Norm Bagwell, Fred Ball, Jeff Olmstead and Joel T. Allison Mark Wade, Jeremy Jackson, Chris Baker and Darren Grahsl For more information on medical education initiatives at Baylor, contact Elizabeth Denton at 214.820.4070 or Elizabeth.Denton@ BaylorHealth.edu. Thank you to our sponsors Platinum Sponsors Duke Realty Kaufman Hall The David. B. Miller Family Foundation Western Extrusions Gold Sponsors Baylor Institute for Rehabitation CBRE MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Northern Trust 17 23