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Texas Health Cleburne Employees Exceed Annual Food Drive Goal
08/03/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne employees collected nearly 23,000 cans in its annual food drive, more than double the hospital’s goal.

Food Drive donation
Jimmy Frosch (left), finance officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and Dick Morin (right), director of materials management, presented a donation to Mary Mitchell of Emmanuel Temple Outreach Ministries.

“Texas Health Cleburne employees are always very generous with various charitable efforts we participate in, but this time our employees far exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Jimmy Frosch, food drive co-chairman and the hospital’s finance officer. “With the individuals across our community hurting from the weak economy this year’s food drive took on an even greater significance. Our employees’ caring hearts don’t just touch their work with each patient, but reaches out beyond our hospital’s walls as well.”

To raise money for the food drive, the hospital sold barbecue for Father’s Day and held various bake sales and ice cream events. Dick Morin, director of materials management for the hospital, co-chaired the campaign.

The human resources department, information technology services, and medical staff all exceeded 200 cans per employee and will receive a pizza party to recognize their contributions. The donations from the food drive will benefit Operation Blessing, Family Crisis Center and Emmanuel Temple Outreach Ministries in Cleburne.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

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.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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