Scott & White Healthcare celebrates fundraising committee leadership in Marble Falls

Campaign hits fundraising milestone -

MARBLE FALLS, Texas – (September 20, 2012) Momentum continues to build around the campaign for the Wayne & Eileen Hurd Regional Medical Center, much in part to the visionary leadership and dedication of the capital campaign steering committee. Co-chairs Wayne Anderson and Mike Jenkins, who transition to the executive committee, and long-time proponent and catalyst of the project, Bob Sewell, were instrumental in helping the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation surpass a crucial campaign milestone of $4 million. Construction for the specialty care clinic at the Hurd Regional Medical Center is currently underway, with plans to open by late spring 2013. Hospital construction will start within the next few months and is slated to be open at the end of 2014.

“Our steering committee deserves credit for the success of our campaign to-date,” said Nancy Birdwell, chief development officer, Scott & White Healthcare and executive vice president and CEO, Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. “We are grateful to Wayne, Mike and Bob for their leadership and continued support.”

This volunteer-driven steering committee has committed to raise $25 million over the next five years to offset the $150 million total project cost for the new regional medical center.  The complex will play a key role in the economic development of the Marble Falls region and is attracting growing community support. John Kemper, owner of the landmark Blue Bonnet Café in Marble Falls has agreed to serve as a new co-chair of the fundraising effort, alongside retired veterinarian and Houston businessman, Dr. Bob Shafer.

“I am incredibly excited about the next phase of this campaign. Bringing this project to fruition is absolutely important to the future of our community,” said Kemper.

“High quality, cutting edge health care is exactly what our friends and families in the area need. Scott & White is dedicated to bringing care close to home for us, and we’re passionate about our role in the process,” added Shafer.

Also joining the steering committee from the Marble Falls community:

Matt Cochran of Marble Falls-Cochran and his wife, Shelley, own Printworks, a local printing, digital copying and graphic services business;

Kara Stewart of Marble Falls-Stewart and her husband, Shane, own and operate the Marble Falls State Farm Agency and The Laundry Queen.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about the additions to the committee,” said Dr. Al Knight, president, Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. “Great leadership has helped us reach an important first milestone, and I am confident that John Kemper and Bob Shafer will help bring us the rest of the way as they step forward to guide the next phase of our fundraising campaign.”

Additional information on the Hurd Regional Medical Center, including webcam views of the construction site, is available at

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Rhona Williams London
Media and Public Relations
Scott & White Healthcare

September 20, 2012

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