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The Buzz Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 5    July 2014

Nursing Practice and Professional Advancement's Work-School Program

Harris Health System’s Nursing Practice and Professional Advancement’s Work-School program began in the fall of 2008 with funding provided by the Harris County Hospital District Foundation.  The program is available to full-time nursing service employees currently enrolled in a nursing degree-seek program.   The program provides reimbursement for books and fees (up to $500 maximum), and work-school release time.  In return, participants agree to work at Harris Health equal to the amount of time supported by the work-school program. Read more....

Shop at AmazonSmile and donate to HCHD Foundation

Shopping online with AmazonSmile is identical to the experience you get on Amazon.com with the added benefit that 0.5% of the purchase price, from eligible purchases, will be donated by the AmazonSmile Foundation to the charity of your choice.  HCHD Foundation can now be designated to receive your donations on AmazonSmile.  The donation amounts generated by your purchases are combined with donation amounts from all other customers, who selected HCHD Foundation, and sent each quarter to HCHD Foundation. Read more...


Business Not as Usual

Our Foundation said goodbye to a prominent and great community leader recently, Mr. H. Ben Taub, great nephew of Ben Taub, namesake of Ben Taub Hospital, which is part of the Harris Health System.

“H. Ben Taub was a sincere, caring and private gentleman and was an integral part of Harris County Hospital District Foundation, not only as our past president, but also in all of the ways he contributed to the betterment of our city, too.  His dedication is in the very fiber of this organization.” said Ruth Ransom, executive director, HCHD Foundation. Read more...


Community Health Choice, Harris Health, and Harris County Hospital District Foundation

Spring 2014 March of Dimes team

“The Houston community rallied to raise $3.2 million with an estimated 40,000 participants at March of Dimes March for Babies. We are grateful for the support of over 600 corporate and family teams who join us in our mission. It’s our privilege to continue to partner with the dedicated team from Community Health Choice, Harris Health, and Harris County Hospital District Foundation.”

Katie Nixon, Senior Community Director, March of Dimes Texas Chapter, Houston Division  Read more...



BINGO! The famous word of the night at the 4th Annual Cinco de Bingo on May 1, 2014 hosted by Scrubs, Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s young professional's group.  This year’s event held at Jackson’s Watering Hole raised over $19,000 thanks to generous sponsors and the Host Committee. The place was packed with over 200 ticket buyers ready to win fabulous bingo prize packages. There was never a dull moment when bingo caller Ryan Soroka co-founder of Eatsie Boys and 8 th Wonder Brewery kept the crowd entertained during and between games. Read more...


Honoring Two Great Philanthropic Giants of Houston

Houston said goodbye to two recently, Roy H. Cullen and Jack S. Blanton, Sr. The contributions these men made to make Houston what it is today -- the Texas Medical Center, and Harris County Hospital District made an immense impact on the lives of many, through giving of their time and resources. Read more...





HCHD Foundation

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