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Sep 29, 2020 | Dallas Morning News


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▲ Chan and Surekha Patel have pledged $2 million to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving to enhance cardiovascular and surgical care. This is the single largest gift ever given by a donor to the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.(Patel family / Patel family)

 

For their 50th wedding anniversary, Chan and Surekha Patel decided to do something a little different to celebrate.

 

The Irving couple pledged $2 million to strengthen cardiovascular and surgical care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving.

 

It is the single largest gift ever given by a donor to the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation, according to a news release from the center.

 

Chan’s commitment to heart health is personal. He has survived two major heart attacks, his first at age 37.

 

Cindy Schamp, president of Baylor Scott & White Irving, said in a statement the gift will be used to expand, improve and enhance cardiovascular care and surgical services. In recognition of the gift, the Patels' names will be added to the hospital’s Medical Office Building One.

 

Chan Patel, an entrepreneur and hotelier, is the founder of the State Bank of Texas.

 

The couple has been active in Irving for more than 40 years, spearheading construction of the SLPS Community Center in Irving, which is named in their honor. In 2019, they opened a heart catheterization lab near their hometown in India, charging low rates for testing and heart procedures that were previously unavailable, according to the news release.


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