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. The Harris Health System immunization outreach program concentrates its efforts in critically undeserved areas in Harris County. These vaccines are encapsulated miracles.By reaching out to the most impoverished sectors in Harris County, our staff become nothing short than…

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Day In The District

Our Day in the District program gives community, corporate and civic leaders an opportunity to experience first-hand the compassionate and high-quality healthcare provided to all residents of Harris County, regardless of their ability to pay. Participants are outfitted in scrubs as they meet and tour with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. For more information or to sign-up for a future Day in the District, please contact the Foundation @ 713-566-6409.   [gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ icon=”icon-comments”…

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The Silver Tea Special Event: Supporting Our Nurses

HCHD Foundation’s Silver Tea Special Event is truly one of a kind. The Tea is held in a private home, and many attendees continue to compliment the personal and intimate gathering, which benefits Harris Health System’s Nursing Practice and Professional Advancement’s Work-School Program. Harris Health System’s Nursing Practice and Professional Advancement’s Work-School Program began with funding provided by the HCHD Foundation through its Silver Tea special event. The program is available to full-time nursing employees…

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Welcoming the New Executive Director

Ruth Ransom is celebrating her one-year anniversary with HCHD Foundation in September, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Prior to arriving at the Foundation, Ruth served in a variety of professional and volunteer roles in Houston for over thirty years. These roles included, CFO of MetroCorp Bancshares and Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Treasurer and Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Awty International School, volunteer-Alley Theatre, Boy Scouts, and the Houston Live Stock Show….

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Mammography screening and diagnostic services in the Harris Health System

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 below shows the volume of mammography services provided by the Harris Health System in the last 10 years.  

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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.

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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.

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The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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

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