A salute to North Texas hospital trustees and leaders, the Annual Awards Luncheon takes place every fall and honors individuals who have made an historic impact on local healthcare. The program features nationally known keynote speakers.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council announced today it would present the 2012 Distinguished Health Service Award to
T. Boone Pickens for his lifetime of dedication to North Texas healthcare during the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 18 at the Arlington Convention Center. Mr. Pickens’ business leadership in Texas and the southwest is legendary. His support of local healthcare was something hospitals of Dallas and Fort Worth insisted upon acknowledging. Pickens built one of the largest independent oil companies in the U.S. and has flourished as an entrepreneur. Among his lengthy accolades, Financial World named him CEO of the Decade in 1989 and Oil and Gas Investor listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century.” The breadth of his philanthropy —$1 billion — includes medical research and academic projects. In 2006, his charitable activities, which included $175 million and the establishment of the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, placed him on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of top U.S. philanthropists. His Foundation is focused on improving lives through grants supporting educational programs, health and medical research, corporate wellness and at-risk youth.
In a debate sure to create fireworks, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council signed James Carville and Mary Matalin to serve as battling keynote speakers for its Oct. 18, 2012 Annual Awards Luncheon. The “Ragin’ Cajun” Carville and his wife Matalin have famously resided on opposite sides of the political spectrum for years, serving as political commentators on CNN. Their political debate titled “All’s Fair: Love War and Politics” is expected to cover the most recent topics a mere month before the November elections. Carville is most famous for guiding Bill Clinton to U.S. Presidential victory in 1992. Matalin served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Please mark your calendar for what is sure to be a memorable luncheon.