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The Buzz Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2

Mallets and Medicine

Great polo and great fall weather in Houston are a wonderful combination.  The Foundation's final event for 2013 will be our annual Mallets & Medicine fundraiser at the Houston Polo Club.  Please plan on being with us.  Our event chairs  are Diane Caplan, Lavonne Cox, Judi McGee, and Roseann Rogers.   Our 2013 Honorary Chair is Dr. Carlos Vallbona of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Ben Taub Newborn ICU Lighting Project

The Neonatology Service moved from Jefferson Davis Hospital located on Allen Parkway into the Ben Taub General Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in June of 1990. The newly constructed newborn ICU addressed the care of the critically ill newborn infant by being a spacious, well-designed facility connected to the Labor and Delivery Suites.  

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A Special Thank You to Harris Health Employees

We all know “family” can mean many different things. There is our immediate family, our extended family, our “just like” or “might as well be” family. And then there is our work family: people who we spend so much time with and know so much about. We know when they are happy, sad, mad and in trouble. The Employee Assistance Fund, managed through the Harris County Hospital District Foundation, is there for them when they’re in trouble. 

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New Art at the Baytown Health Center

Our mission is to support the Harris Health System in the delivery of high-quality healthcare services to Harris County residents.  The support that the Foundation provides goes from capital campaigns to build or enhance facilities to small grants to implement pilot programs. For the past three years, the Foundation has been contributing to enhance the ambiance of existing Harris Health facilities.    

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Thank you to the Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation

Creating public-private partnerships takes many shapes and forms.  A couple of years ago, Ellen Martin, Harris Health System Sr. Patient Liaison, approached the HCHD Foundation with the idea of building a Horticultural Therapy Garden at the Harris Health System Quentin Mease (QM) Community Hospital.  With funding procured by the HCHD Foundation, the Horticultural Therapy Garden was official opened last fall.  

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 HCHD Foundation Board Vice-Chairman, Mr. Elvin Franklin and Harris Health System Board of Managers Chairperson, Mrs. Carolyn Truesdell at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new immunization outreach program vehicle donated by the HCHD Foundation.

Encapsulated Miracles

The HCHD Foundation donated a new van to the Troubleshooting for Health Program. This is the Harris Health System immunization outreach program.  In 2012 Troubleshooting for Health administered 21, 364 immunizations free of charge to 7,000 low-income children.

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HCHD Foundation

PO Box301168 | Houston, TX 77230-1168 
Phone: 713.566.6409 | Fax: 713.566.6449