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Medical moguls meet in a swanky River Oaks manse for powerful partying thanks to Scotty Arnoldy

Medical moguls meet in a swanky River Oaks manse for powerful partying

Scotty and Jana Arnoldy at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
party hosts Scotty and Jana Arnoldy. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Corbin Robertson Jr., from left, Barbara Robertson, Janet Tallerine and Leonard Tallerine Jr. at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Corbin Robertson Jr. and wife Barbara with Janet and Leonard Tallerine Jr. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Michael Covert, left, with Pat and Tom Powers at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Michael Covert, left, with Pat and Tom Powers. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Ginya Trier, from left, Delphine Mendez de Leon, Dr. Mark Skolkin and Susan Hoffman at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Ginya Trier, from left, Delphine Mendez de Leon, Dr. Mark Skolkin and Susan Hoffman. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
David and Pam Ott at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Dr. David and Pam Ott. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Tom and Pat Powers and Marc Shapiro at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Tom and Pat Powers and Marc Shapiro. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Leonard Tallerine Jr., from left, Scotty Arnoldy and Michael Covert at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Leonard Tallerine Jr., from left, Scotty Arnoldy and Michael Covert. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Gloria Portela and De Rose at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Gloria Portela, left, and De Rose. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
De and Jeff Rose at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
De and Jeff Rose. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Clayton Trier, from left, Howard Tellepsen Jr. and David Baldwin at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Clayton Trier, from left, Howard Tellepsen Jr. and David Baldwin. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Charles and Sally Neblett at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Charles and Sally Neblett. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Scotty and Jana Arnoldy at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Corbin Robertson Jr., from left, Barbara Robertson, Janet Tallerine and Leonard Tallerine Jr. at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Michael Covert, left, with Pat and Tom Powers at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Ginya Trier, from left, Delphine Mendez de Leon, Dr. Mark Skolkin and Susan Hoffman at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
David and Pam Ott at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Tom and Pat Powers and Marc Shapiro at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Leonard Tallerine Jr., from left, Scotty Arnoldy and Michael Covert at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Gloria Portela and De Rose at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
De and Jeff Rose at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Clayton Trier, from left, Howard Tellepsen Jr. and David Baldwin at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014
Charles and Sally Neblett at St. Luke's holiday party December 2014

Top rung philanthropists and medical moguls rang in the holiday cheer at a swank cocktail party hosted by Jana and Scotty Arnoldy in a night that was filled with thank you's in celebration of the boards of CHI St. Luke's Health, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

In case you are befuddled by the three entities with interlocking names, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is a year-old joint venture created by CHI by combining assets of the former St. Luke's Medical Center with assets from Baylor College of Medicine and participation of its full-time faculty. (It was formed with governance by Baylor, which has six of the 12 board seats, and CHI St. Luke's, which has the remaining six.) Arnoldy was asked to serve as the first chairman of the new entity.

In that role, he convened the holiday get-together as the perfect way for board members of the medical trio to get up close and personal in the best of ways.

 Arnoldy convened the holiday get-together as the perfect way for board members of the medical trio to get up close and personal in the best of ways. 

Thus, the heavy-hitter crowd was invited into the Arnoldys' beautifully-decorated River Oaks home where they meandered across the pool area and into the separate great room, reminiscent of a European hunting lodge, where the serious partying began. Elizabeth Stone of Silver Stone Events handled the particulars of the gathering providing the cocktail fare and beaucoup bottles of Ramey from the Arnoldys' wine cellar.

CHI St. Luke's Health president Michael Covert did the honors thanking the room full of board members for their service to the medical institutions and singling out two individuals for their exceptional efforts — Scotty Arnoldy for his leadership and vision as Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center board chair and Leonard Tallerine Jr. for his leadership as CHI St. Luke’s Health board chair.

Among those regularly noted for their community leadership were Sue and Lester Smith, Barbara and Corby Robertson Jr., Marc Shapiro, Paul Hobby, Howard Tellepsen, Susan Hoffman and Dr. Mark Skolkin, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center president Wayne Keathley and wife Delphine Mendez de Leon and Pam and Dr. David Ott. And representing the joint venture board were 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King and David Baldwin, co-president of SCF Partners.

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