THT Star Trustee Award Recipients
Drayton McLane, Jr. - 2013
Rebecca Ballenger – 2012
Rosemary Burns – 2011
Henderson Garrett – 2010
Peggy Allison – 2009
2013 THT Founders' Award Winner
The Texas Healthcare Trustees Founders’ Award is the highest honor bestowed to a trustee. The Founders’ Award is presented to a distinguished health care trustee with an exemplary record of leadership, dedication and excellence in health care governance and their community.
The Founders’ Award was established in 1972 when it was presented to the five founders of Texas Healthcare Trustees who contributed significantly to the leadership and growth of the association. The Founders’ Award remains a symbol of dedication and excellence in leadership and health care governance.
Spending over one-third of his life serving on boards for Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, the hours are too many to be counted. Michael Reitmeier, CPA ("Mike") has exhibited unsurpassed Ieadership and dedication to Hillcrest through the hard times and has touched numerous lives along the way. ln his two decades of board capacity, Mr. Reitmeier has played a vital role in the vision for the new campus, and guided HBMC through turning a deteriorating financial and operational trend in a positive direction. He steered the hospital through the transition into a crucial partnership. Under Mr. Reitmeier's leadership, Hillcrest has experienced growth in community perception, volumes and financial performance for the first time in years. Mike led steadfastly in refining the mission, vision and values while protecting the integrity of the roots of this faith-based, Christian organization.
2013 Star Trustee Award Winner
Drayton McLane, Jr.
The Texas Healthcare Trustees Star Trustee Award recognizes an outstanding trustee, committee or board that effectively advocates for their hospital, health system, the hospital community at large or health care policy on a statewide or national basis.
The Star Trustee Award was created in 2012 to recognize and encourage engagement in advocacy on behalf of their hospital, health system, or health care related organization to strengthen and improve the health care community. The award was given previously by the Texas Hospital Association from 2009-2011 to an outstanding Texas trustee.
Drayton McLane, Jr. has been a long-time supporter of Scott & White Healthcare (S&W) and the central Texas community. Mr. McLane has been instrumental in uniting all S&W's non-profit corporations under a single entity thereby enhancing efficiency while growing the institution into the future model of healthcare. Mr. McLane has led S&W through major mergers, acquisitions, and partnering opportunities. Moreover, he is an integral part of the announced partnership between S&W Healthcare and Baylor Healthcare System. Mr. McLane continues to push for excellence in high quality care through active engagement with other trustees, physicians and patients. Mr. McLane embodies the definition of trustee excellence in Texas healthcare through his engagement and philanthropy.