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.