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Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital Auxiliary Surpasses $2 Million in Donations
05/06/2008

BEDFORD, Texas — What would you buy with $2 million? Some would choose a 30-second Super Bowl ad or a Krispy Kreme franchise. You could also raise a family of 12 from birth through age 18, not including college tuition.

At Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, $2 million does even more. This month, the Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating a milestone achievement: surpassing $2 million in donations to the hospital. Their support has helped provide Northeast Tarrant County with the Siratt Women’s Center, an advanced radiology department, an expansion of the Emergency Department, and funding for a new oncology care unit.

“Since its inception in 1969, our more than 200 auxiliary members have provided crucial funding for projects that have helped us provide advanced care to our community,” said Debbie Paganelli, president of Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital. “On top of all the financial assistance they provide, our volunteers' donations of time are invaluable. Their hard work equates to 558 full-time positions.”

“Our volunteers are a multi-talented, diverse cross section, both educationally and based on career experience,” said Carolyn Braxton, director of Volunteer Services. “They bring our hospital a wealth of knowledge and expertise from innumerable areas. They truly reflect our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.”

About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital
Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatric and addiction treatment, and pediatrics.

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. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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Lisa Starnes, MBA
817-685-4873 Office
817-351-6883 Pager
LisaStarnes@TexasHealth.org

 

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