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HCHD Foundation Presents $10 Million to Harris County Hospital District
HOUSTON (Aug. 2, 2012) —Harris County Hospital District Foundation board chairman Henry J.N. Taub II and several of his fellow board members attended the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers’ meeting on July 26 to present a check for $10 million. Accepted by Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers’ chairman Stephen DonCarlos, the check represents the first installment of more than $24 million that was raised by the Foundation in a five-year capital campaign, which was completed in March 2012.The campaign’s objective was to help finance the Smith Clinic, a new five-story outpatient facility that will offer patients specialty services when it opens this fall.
“The Harris County Hospital District Foundation is proud to support the great work of the Harris County Hospital District” said Taub. “Through our successful fundraising campaign, we are able to offer the hospital district needed funds to continue its work of providing high-quality healthcare. Our goal is to help the hospital district expand its delivery platform by aiding in the acquisition of facilities that offer patients appropriate care outside of a hospital setting.”
Named in honor of civic leaders Lester and Sue Smith, the Smith Clinic will offer patients specialty clinics and services previously offered at Ben Taub General Hospital. Among these are:
- Breast Oncology
- Infectious Disease
- Infusion Center
- Tropical Medicine
The HCHD Foundation’s capital fundraising campaign was inaugurated in 2007 under the leadership of Ginni Mithoff, former HCHD Foundation board president and development committee chair.
Board members and staff of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation present a $10 million check to members of the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers during the board’s July 26 monthly meeting. The funds will be used toward paying for the completion of the Smith Clinic, a new five-story outpatient facility that will offer patients specialty clinics and services.
Established in 1992 the Harris County Hospital District Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that raises funds and public support for Harris County Hospital District programs and services that go beyond the narrow scope of tax-assisted care for the uninsured and the underinsured. Through public-private partnerships, the HCHD Foundation leverages public funding for the Harris County Hospital District, which is the community-owned healthcare system for Harris County.
The Harris County Hospital District is the community-owned healthcare system for the nation’s third most-populous county, and offers inpatient and outpatient healthcare in more than 40 locations. Harris County Hospital District has been named among the Best Hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report and is the recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes. The hospital district is staffed by faculty and residents from nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).