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Members of Susan G. Komen for the Cure board of trustees and grants committeeMamography services provided by the Harris Health System in the last 10 years

Members of the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® board of trustees and grants committee visited the Harris Health System in April.  The HCHD Foundation has been receiving grants from Komen for almost 20 years. This funding has been instrumental in enhancing the mammography screening and diagnostic services in the Harris Health System.  The graphic above shows the volume of mammography services provided by the Harris Health System in the last 10 years.  

Iberia Bank Presented a Golf Cart

Kevin Rafferty, together with his bank colleagues, Community Banking Director -  Rudy Beeching, and Public Relations Director Lori Chase, presented a golf cart to Casa de Amigos Director Clarita Oliver, RN, who was joined by the HCHD Foundation's Executive Director Ruth Ransom and Board Co-President, Denis DeBakey.



The above nurses were in attendance at the Silver Tea

Eleventh Annual Silver Tea

Marcy and Tom Wessel generously opened their lovely home to host the Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s Eleventh Annual Silver Tea on May 10th.  The Silver Tea raises funds in support of the Harris County Hospital District’s nursing staff.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Nursing Leadership Fund, which provides assistance for nursing continuing education as well as for nursing research initiatives conducted and coordinated by the Hospital District’s professional nurses.

Dr. Mattox presented with flags in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Dr. Mattox presented with American Flag from Cpt. Riggs. On September 11, 2011, U.S. Army Captain Robin Riggs, RN, presented Foundation Trustee & Ben Taub General Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Kenneth L. Mattox with American flags flown over Iraq and Afghanistan during combat operations. The flags were presented to Dr. Mattox to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The flag flown in Afghanistan, pictured, was raised in the face of hostile fire. The other flag was flown in Iraq by Thomas Granchi, MD. Dr. Granchi and

Capt. Riggs, a former Ben Taub General Hospital ICU nurse, were trained by Dr. Mattox. The flags will tour Harris County Hospital District facilities and then be placed on permanent display at Ben Taub General Hospital.

Hot bingo: "The game" attracts an overflow crowd
of Scrubs young professionals to a sports bar

Guests at the Scrubs - Cinco de Bingo event.

Seating capacity, 125. Number of bingo junkies hoping for a jackpot payout? The manager at Christian's Tailgate in The Heights had to cut it off at 200 Thursday night.


Update - Foundation Trustees
take tour of Smith Clinic

(In the left photo) from left to right:
Denis DeBakey, Foundation Co-President
Trish Morille, Smith Foundation
Ginni Mithoff, Foundation Past President
In the back: Mark Sams,
HCHD Contruction Operations Manager