RoneyAs lifelong supporters of the mission and vision of Scott & White Healthcare, Glen E. Roney and his wife, Rita K., have been vocal about their passion for Scott & White. In a remarkable act of generosity, the South Texas banker and Scott & White Board of Trustees member, and his wife have made a leadership gift to the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. A United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Roney also made a successful career in banking, attaining one of the most prestigious positions in Texas finance as founder of Texas Regional Bancshares and its subsidiary Texas State Bank.

The Roneys’ desire is for this gift to be earmarked for enhancing the capabilities of the Scott & White Bone and Joint Institute, currently under construction on the Temple campus. To recognize the Roneys’ generosity and their almost 30 years of service to the healthcare system, Scott & White is pleased to name the new facility the Glen E. and Rita K. Roney Bone and Joint Institute Scott & White.

“We feel that it is both an honor and a pleasure to be so closely affiliated with Scott & White,” says Mr. Roney. “In all my years serving on the Board of Trustees, I have witnessed the many ways Scott & White maintains its patient-centered approach to delivering high-quality care, and it’s been inspiring. The orthopaedic department holds incredible promise for the future, and Rita K. and I recognize the need to help open this new facility and provide support to advance musculoskeletal care and innovations at Scott & White.”

Rita K. Roney echoed her husband’s sentiments. “We hope that our gift will help bring dynamic change to the face of orthopaedic care both in Texas and across the nation,” she says. “The list of community and public service acts by the Roneys fills pages,” says Nancy Birdwell, executive vice president and CEO of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, and chief development officer, Scott & White Healthcare. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of Glen and Rita K. Roney. They fully believe in the important, lifesaving work that we do at Scott & White, and their gift to the Bone and Joint Institute campaign is one more visible milestone for their legacy.”

Roney Bone and Joint Institute

The Scott & White model of integrated care has been designed into the structure of the institute, which differentiates this program from all others in the region and will escalate the recognition of Scott & White as a leader in healthcare excellence.

Robert Probe, MD, chairman of the Scott & White Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, knows firsthand how much this generous gift will enhance the program. “The heartfelt enthusiasm of Glen and Rita K. Roney to provide a gift of this magnitude for our new Bone and Joint Institute will ensure that our comprehensive, collaborative program continues to be one of the premier services at Scott & White,” he says. “The Roney Bone and Joint Institute will be unique to the state of Texas and will introduce a new model of musculoskeletal care on the national stage.”

The gift will help Scott & White purchase leading-edge equipment for the new building, establish an endowed chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and support current and future exciting research and education efforts. Of the total gift, part will be used to spur a dollar-for-dollar matching gift challenge for the ongoing Bone and Joint community campaign.

The Roney Bone and Joint Institute will provide the capacity to care for a growing number of patients, many with increasingly complex issues that require specialized care. The experts at Scott & White look forward to helping these patients, and are grateful to the Roneys for their most generous gift.