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Texas Health Stephenville Employees Raise Funds for March of Dimes
05/07/2009

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville employees recently opened their hearts and pocketbooks to the 2009 March for Babies in Fort Worth.

March for Babies
Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne and his wife, Martha, (front) joined the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville team of walkers at the March for Babies in Fort Worth.

“We were thrilled with the contributions of our employees with our fundraisers throughout the campaign and at the actual event,” said Devra LeFevre, R.N., director of nursing for women and children at Texas Health Stephenville.

LeFevre lead the Stephenville hospital’s campaign. Fundraisers included ice cream cone sales, an Easter basket drawing and a bake sale that combined raised more than $500.

“It was great to see all of our employees get so excited and involved in raising money,” she said. “We see the impact of prematurity in our hospital each day and so this cause was near to our hearts.”

Texas Health Stephenville employees raised more than $2,000 for the 2009 March for Babies in Fort Worth. The March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser of the year.

Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne served as chairman of the March for Babies in both Dallas and Fort Worth, marking the first time in Texas that one person has lead events in multiple cities.

Texas Health Stephenville sent 22 walkers to the March for Babies, including hospital employees, their friends and family.

“Our employees demonstrate their healing hands and caring hearts every day throughout the halls of Texas Health Stephenville,” said President Christopher Leu. “This was just another way that we fulfilled our mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve. I am proud of Devra’s efforts and of everyone who participated in raising money for this great cause.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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