The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council says past Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees chair Jim Turner will be honored as trustee of the year in October.
Turner, who gave up his chairmanship in July but remains on the board, will receive the Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year award, which honors trustees who’ve displayed “uncommon excellence” throughout their careers. Laday was the chair of Texas Health Resources’ board for a decade and was serving in that role when he passed away in 2012.
Turner was on the Baylor Health Care System board for 15 years, leading up to the merger with Scott & White. He became the first chair-elect of the merged company and served as chair from 2015 through 2018.
Away from healthcare, Turner founded and owned the largest privately owned bottling company in the country, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group. The Baylor University grad is minority owner of the Texas Rangers and ownership partner of the Dallas Wings.
“There are very few people who approach their governance role with as much ‘all-in’ commitment and leadership expertise as Jim Turner,” said Baylor Scott & White CEO Jim Hinton in a statement. “His vast experience in not only business, but with public and not-for-profit boards, along with his passion for improving healthcare for those we serve, make him an invaluable asset to Baylor Scott & White.”
Turner will receive his award at the DFWHC Annual Awards Luncheon in October.
Ross McKnight succeeded Turner as chair of the Baylor Scott & White board in July.