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Harris Methodist Walls Regional Employees Donate School Supplies to Teen Mothers
09/02/2008

CLEBURNE, Texas – Employees in Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital’s Women’s Services department chipped in to donate school supplies to teenage mothers at Hannah House Maternity Home.

“We wanted to encourage the young mothers-to-be to continue their education,” said Carol Saul, one of the organizers of the effort and a charge nurse in the labor and delivery department. “Many of the girls’ other needs are taken care of. This was a fun way to provide supplies they needed not for their pregnancies, but for them to finish school.”

Hannah House, a program sponsored by Promiseland Ministries Inc., assists women and girls who range in age from 13 to 29.

Young mothers from the program deliver their babies at Harris Methodist Walls Regional. Hospital employees wanted to help the girls stay in school. Employees donated enough supplies to fully outfit six girls for the new school year.

“The school supplies were a great idea,” said Glennis Woodall, the founding director of Hannah House and Promiseland Ministries. “I can’t say enough about how wonderful the nursing staff at Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital is. I’m just very impressed with the way they love on the girls.”

The idea to donate school supplies resulted from Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital employees’ work with the unwed mothers and Hannah House.

“I am so proud of our employees who banded together to contribute and buy the school supplies and support our community,” said Kathleen Harlow, R.N., BSN, MSN, director of nursing women’s children’s and critical care services. “Everyone brought in what they could.”

About Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital
Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and is a full-service, 137-bed acute care hospital with more than 70 physicians on the medical staff. Honors bestowed on Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital include:

  • Received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award from TMF in 2005 and 2006
  • Received the highest level of accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for 2004-2007
  • 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award
  • 2007 Premier Award for Quality for Heart Failure

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

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