Children's Hospital Scott & White to be Named for Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr.

Children's Hospital Scott & White to be Named for Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr.   | kil_tem_fth_txbz, Drayton McLane, Scott & White,

Drayton and Elizabeth McLane

Texas Business reports:  TEMPLE—Scott & White Healthcare today announced long-time supporters Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. made the largest gift in the 115-year history of Scott & White to benefit its Children's Hospital.

In recognition of the gift, the hospital has been named the McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White.

“We made the decision to become an active part in the life of the Children's Hospital as a family,” said the McLanes in a prepared statement.  “Our son, Drayton III, his wife Amy, their sons Drayton IV, Brooks and Walker, and our son Denton, and his wife Amy, and their sons Jeff and Jake, have fully embraced this commitment to Children's Hospital with us.”

Drayton McLane has been a member of the Scott & White Board for 27 years and chairman since 2000. Elizabeth McLane was a member of the Scott & White staff.

The McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White is a 64-bed inpatient facility with advanced surgical suites, a pediatric emergency department, broad-based imaging and endoscopic capacities and specialty physicians.  

“Because of the support of the McLanes, our hospital is prepared to respond to the special needs of children, different in many ways from adult medical care,” said chief executive John L. Boyd III in a statement. “Our partnership with Texas Children's Hospital in Houston was facilitated by Drayton, and will bring enhanced comprehensive, integrated children's services to Central Texas.”

Funds raised in the first year of the effort facilitated the renovations of the former King's Daughters Hospital. Children began being admitted to the stand-alone facility in the fall of 2011. Admissions surpassed initial projections.

“This generous gift will allow us to complete the renovations to the McLane Children's Hospital, purchase equipment and build a 100,000-square-foot pediatric specialty clinic on the 40-acre campus,”  said Robert W. Pryor, chief excecutive of Scott & White Healthcare. “The clinic is the next major development in expanding children's services. Scott & White's gratitude to the McLanes in making this a reality is beyond expression.”

Located in Temple at 1901 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop, McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White is  the only facility of its kind between Dallas and Austin. It has a 20-year affiliation with Texas Children's Hospital.