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Harris Health’s New Mission and Vision Provides Roadmap to the Future

11/28/2017 Harris Health System’s Board of Trustees revised Harris Health’s mission and vision statements, thus reinforcing the commitment to delivering care for those most in need in Harris County while providing direction and guidance for the future. The new vision states “Harris Health will become the premier public academic healthcare system in the nation.” The new mission statement is “Harris Health is a community-focused academic healthcare system dedicated to improving the health of those most in...
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TEXAS TWO STEP: SAVE A LIFE CAMPAIGN 2017

6,500 trained at lifesaving event held in 14 Texas cities including trainings led by Dr. Oz HOUSTON, TX (February 13, 2017)— On Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 750 medical students trained over 6,500 Texans in life-saving hands-only CPR at 42 sites across 14 Texas cities making the 2017 Texas Two Step, what organizers believe to be the largest event of its kind in the US. The Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign...
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Healing Art for Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub Hospital gets Art Donation   Photographs are powerful. They allow us to shift our mental focus and are a tool for meditation. In viewing a photograph, we co-create the image with the artist, transporting our mind to see the world in new ways. Photos move us out of the ordinary. Researchers are learning more about the precise ways works of art help patients and families in the healing process. One 1993 study found...
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CAPES Helps Kids Talk About Their Parents’ Illnesses

By John F. Martinez | October 24, 2016 There was no question that Nancy Coronado would tell her two young children everything about her breast cancer diagnosis. She and her husband wanted to keep them informed of all aspects of treatment and care. Coronado found support and reassurance in her efforts from her care team and through an innovative program offered by child life specialists at Harris Health System. She understood the severity of her...
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Our Very Own Boy Scout

Boy Scout Gives Back in Major Way Thank you to Daniel Canas for dedicating his Eagle Scout project to the New Beginnings program. Daniel is a senior at Stratford High School and a member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church’s Boy Scout Troop in Mustang District. Because of Daniel’s excellent planning and management skills, he collected over 800 newborn items for HCHD Foundation to help support at-risk families with a “baby shower in a basket”, each stocked...
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Ben Taub Chapel Receives Funding

It has long been accepted in the medical profession that spiritual care plays an important role in physical wellness. The Interfaith Chapel at Ben Taub Hospital is utilized by family, friends, patients and employees seeking to find the strength and peace that only the spirit of their beliefs can deliver. The chapel has not been updated since the building was completed in the early 1980’s. Dark, gloomy and outdated, the chapel has experienced heavy usage in...
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Adopt A Family 2016

This is the 3rd annual Adopt a Family event the MD Anderson Fellows have participated in to support the oncology patients and their families receiving care at LBJ. Last year’s “Adopt a Family” was a tremendous success.  Through the generosity of the MD Anderson fellows and other donors, two oncology patients receiving on-going care at LBJ and their families were identified by the LBJ Child Life team to receive gifts last holiday season. The gifts included wishes from the...
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“Evolving a Model of Partnership”

Through HCHD Foundation’s Small Grants Fund we are “Evolving a Model of Partnership” The Harris County Hospital District Foundation is committed to an evolving model of partnership with Harris Health System employees, doctors from Baylor College of Medicine and UT Medical School, and from those we serve in Harris County. We recognize that creating sustainable solutions for challenges is a joint effort involving leadership of the Foundation and Harris Health System. The Foundation’s Small Grants...
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