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Safety, Caring, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Giving
Dr. Kleinman
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Caring
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Briggs Berry:
Giving back
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A Special
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FALL 2013
The magazine of Cook Childr en’s Health Foundation
Fall 2013
Cook Children’s Health Foundation
Chairman of the Board James E. Webb
Cook Children’s Health Care System
President and CEO Rick W. Merrill
Cook Children’s Health Foundation
Vice President Grant Harris
Director of Development Operations Amy Robinson
Communication Manager Cheryl Clark
Special thanks to:
Jeff Calaway, Natalie Houghton, Tara Lore,
Kimberly McGinnis, Elizabeth Parks, Kelly Wooley
Contact
682-885-4105
cookchildrens.org/giving
801 7th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
[email protected]
Cook Children’s Health Care System is a not-for-profit,
nationally recognized pediatric health care organization,
comprised of eight entities — Medical Center,
Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast
Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health
Services Inc., and Health Foundation.
Cook Children’s Medical Center is fully accredited by The
Joint Commission and is a member of the Children’s Hospital
Association, Children’s Hospital Association of Texas and
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
© Copyright 2013
Cook Children’s. Contents may not be
reproduced without permission.
Warm regards
from Rick w. Merrill
I
n a world that seems to be growing increasingly more complex, I find myself
looking for and appreciating the simple things in life: the familiarity of routine,
the comfort of family and friends and the contagious playfulness of a child.
By now, you’ve probably seen our new television commercials or print
advertisements that focus on just that: simplicity. We are very proud of the ads
because they capture the heart and expertise of Cook Children’s, the essence of
childhood and our promise. The premise behind this new campaign is pretty
straight forward. Childhood is simple until your child gets sick and life gets
complicated. And when it does, you can count on Cook Children’s.
Just as important, we know that we can count on the community to help us keep
our promise. We strive to make the act of giving to Cook Children’s simple, but rest
assured that the impact your support has on our patients is anything but.
Your support comes in many forms. In this issue, we tell the stories of donors who
support Cook Children’s in a variety of different ways. It may be a birthday gift
for a loved one, a tribute to a colleague whose dedication inspires you or it may be
volunteering your time to enhance the patient experience. But the motivation for
each of you is the same – the simple desire to give back.
There simply are no words to express our appreciation to each of you and your
continued support of Cook Children’s.
Sincerely,
Rick W. Merrill
President and CEO
Cook Children’s Health Care System
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COVER
CARING FOR KIDS ISN’T THE ONLY
GIFT Dr.
Kleinman GIVES TO
OUR COMMUNITY.
EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
3
1
Caring for our
caregivers
3
6
Giving more than
medical expertise 8
16
A special gift
10
11
12
Briggs Berry: Giving back to
other patients
OTHER ARTICLE
Warm regards
from Rick W. Merrill
Caregiving in action
By the numbers
Program spotlight
Partners in our promise
14
Community partners
16
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
18
What’s new at
Cook Children’s
20
22
24
Fulfilling our promise
System leadership
Honor roll of giving
Honor & tribute
Memorials
Peter Pan Birthday Club
Caregiving in action
STAFF CARE CHAPLAIN, Cameron
Brown, MAKES IT HER MISSION
TO CARE FOR THE STAFF MEMBERS WHO CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS.
I
t takes special people with big hearts to care for
sick kids. And many of those special people work
at Cook Children’s. Day after day, they treat and
heal the patients that walk through our doors with
compassion and warmth. No day is the same; every
child is different and the outcomes are varying. So when
our staff members experience trying times, bad days
and heartaches, who is there to care for them? As staff
care chaplain, it’s Cameron Brown who cares for our
caregivers.
“I walk the halls at
Cook Children’s, wondering if
anyone could be encouraged
with a smile or kind word,
intentionally wandering
throughout and being present to
those who might need a shoulder
to cry on or an opportunity to
talk about their day,” Cameron
says.
Cameron Brown
seeks out staff me
mbers
in need of a frie
ndly face.
Cameron oversees the Tea Cart Ministry, and it is exactly
what it sounds like. A cart. With tea cups that have been
donated by some of Cook Children’s most devoted
supporters and staff, or hand painted by patients. She
takes the cart to departments and offices throughout
Cook Children’s Health Care System and not just within
the walls of the medical center. She serves tea and visits
with staff, allowing them to share with her any stresses or
concerns they may have, or to simply take much-needed
breaks from their daily routines.
It is also during the most difficult times for our staff
that Cameron is there for them. Because Cook Children’s
often treats patients who are incredibly sick or severely
injured, the outcomes are not always positive. These
incidents can be emotionally taxing and difficult for our
staff, not just the families, to process.
Cameron trains the Child Life specialists to facilitate
critical incident stress management with patients and
families, which she learned in her other role as a Fort
Worth firefighter. She also trains staff to be peer support
counselors and provides them with journals to encourage
them to write about what they’re feeling. She organizes
debriefings for staff after particularly traumatic patient
encounters.
The debriefings can be requested by any staff member,
and includes each individual involved in the incident.
From the 911 operator who took the call, the first
responder on the scene, Emergency Department nurses
and environmental services employees and chaplains –
anyone and everyone who played a role in the incident
is invited to attend. They gather and share their pieces of
the story, and let each other know that they are not alone
in their feelings.
Cameron has devoted her entire life to helping people
as a firefighter, crisis counselor and chaplain. She
received an associate degree in fire science from Tarrant
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Caregiving in action
County College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in
social work with a minor in psychology from Texas
Christian University (TCU). She stayed at TCU to
obtain a master of divinity in pastoral counseling
and finally a doctor of ministry degree in pastoral
counseling.
She was an Air Force firefighter from 1979 to 1983,
which included a stint in Okinawa, Japan. Once back
in the states, she was stationed at Carswell Air Force
Base in Fort Worth and, at the urging of the Fort
Worth fire chief, became a firefighter in Fort Worth,
where she has been for more than 30 years.
Along with her role as firefighter and EMT in Fort
Worth, Cameron served as the department’s chaplain
and director of health, fitness and crisis management.
In May of this year, she was named Firefighter of the
Year for the Fort Worth Fire Department.
As a firefighter, Cameron became known for her
ability to help people cope after a disaster. When the
Fort Worth Fire Department became only the second
organization in the nation to teach and facilitate
Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISDs), she was
asked to be a part of the team.
Since learning how to lead CISDs, she has facilitated
more than 600 formal debriefings and countless
defusing and demobilizations. These took place
following the 9/11 attacks, the crash of Delta 191;
Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Gustav and Ike; the
Branch Davidian incident in Waco, the shootings at
Wedgewood Baptist, the Fort Worth courthouse, the
Luby’s in Killeen and most recently, the fertilizer plant
explosion in West.
Cameron first came to Cook Children’s as an intern
when she was working on her bachelor’s degree in
social work. She quickly fit in and found working
with children and their families rewarding. When an
opportunity to join Cook Children’s came up in 2009,
Brown jumped at the chance. Although this time it
would require working with the staff, she wanted to
be a part of the Cook Children’s family.
She continues to serve as a full-time firefighter
while working at Cook Children’s part time. After a
lifetime of caring for others as a first responder and
chaplain, she says, her “roads have come together and
have been illuminated.”
Critical Incident Stress Deb
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riefings can be requested
by anyone at Cook Childre
“I think this job embraces the
promise that not only is every
child’s life sacred,” Brown said.
“But so is everyone who works
for Cook Children’s and we
embrace that sacredness.”
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the newest member of the
Cook Children’s
Build-A-Bear Workshop® family!
NOW AVAILABLE
All proceeds from this location
support Cook Children’s
promise to improve the health
of every child in our region.
*Peaks the dragon sold exclusively at
Cook Children’s Build-A-Bear Workshop®
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CARING FOR KIDS ISN’T THE ONLY GIFT Dr.
Kleinman GIVES TO OUR COMMUNITY.
TAKE AN INSIDE PEEK AT HIS UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THE SYSTEM THAT IS COOK CHILDREN’S.
P
rior to joining the
Cook Children’s family as
an anesthesiologist in 2001,
Sam Kleinman, M.D., was working
in El Paso, Texas, an area that didn’t
have centralized pediatric specialty
care at the time. It was there he
discovered that caring for kids was
his professional calling.
That previous experience allowed
Dr. Kleinman to truly appreciate the
uniqueness of Cook Children’s. Here,
at Cook Children’s, we only focus on
pediatrics. We cover many specialties,
and we do it all very well.
“Having Cook Children’s in our
community is like having a winning
lottery ticket in your top drawer that
says ‘your child is sick – go straight
to Cook Children’s,’” Dr. Kleinman
explains. “Until you have to ‘cash in’
on the services that Cook Children’s
offers, you don’t know the true value
of that ticket.”
Dr. Kleinman has been a faithful
supporter of Cook Children’s since
2001. For him and his family, the
decision to give to Cook Children’s is
an easy one. He equates it to buying
an insurance policy for their children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren
and so on. He gives because he wants
to keep that winning lottery ticket in
his top drawer – and every other top
drawer in our community.
In a changing health care
environment, there are uncertainties
as to how pediatric health care will
continue to be funded. He believes
that donating to Cook Children’s
helps ensure the stability of the
system.
For Dr. Kleinman, giving is also
very personal.
“I give what I can out of
appreciation for those
that I work with every
day, and on behalf of
those who can’t give
as much as they would
like,” he says.
But it’s not just the staff at
Cook Children’s that inspires
Dr. Kleinman; it is also the patients.
Over the past 12 years as a physician
here, Dr. Kleinman has cared for
many children. He watches as each of
them are welcomed into
Cook Children’s with open arms. He
sees staff at every level become a part
of the caregiving team. He watches
some walk out of Cook Children’s,
Dr. Kleinman
and he knows that some never will.
Dr. Kleinman encourages the
community to be a part of our
caregiving team through their
financial support. Childhood is
simple. Until is isn’t. When things
get complicated, Cook Children’s is
here to help. Eventually, everyone
in our community will need
Cook Children’s, or know someone
who does. Cook Children’s, and
Dr. Sam Kleinman, will be here to
welcome them.
“Having Cook Children’s in our community is like having a winning lottery ticket
in your top drawer that says ‘your child is sick – go straight to Cook Children’s,’”
Dr. Kleinman explains. “Until you have to ‘cash in’ on the services that
Cook Children’s offers, you don’t know the true value of that ticket.”
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A special gift
THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS John
and Shirley Dean
GIVE TO EACH
OTHER HELP KIDS IMPACTED BY CANCER.
Giving a tribute gift in
honor or memory of a
loved one is a unique
and meaningful way to
celebrate them, while
making a difference in
the lives of children.
When you give a tribute gift,
you can designate your gift to a
program or area that is meaningful
to your loved one, or your gift can
be designated to the area of greatest
need.
TO MAKE A GIFT:
Visit cookchildrens.org/giving
Call 682-885-4105
J
ohn and Shirley Dean have had many happy years together.
In fact, their marriage has spanned nearly four decades. They
have given each other a variety of different gifts to celebrate
anniversaries and birthdays over the years. They have opened their fair
share of ties, jewelry and gift cards.
But for John’s birthday last year, Shirley wanted to give him a
meaningful gift that could be celebrated and appreciated by more than
just the two of them. She wanted to give something that would make a
difference in the lives of others.
For thirty years, the Deans have been active members of Jewel Charity,
which directly supports Cook Children’s. Shirley has become very
familiar with our organization and our promise, so she decided to make
a gift in John’s honor to the Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology
Center.
A few months later, having been inspired by Shirley’s gift and the
desire to do something just as thoughtful for her, John made a gift to the
Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology Center in honor of Shirley’s
birthday.
“It’s very humbling to have someone love you that much,” Shirley said.
“A child with cancer is at the beginning of life. Seeing that is painful to
my heart. We wanted to give to a facility that is able to give these kids
lifetimes of adventures. The kids here should be doing something else.
They should be off being kids.”
The Deans believe in and support Cook Children’s promise “because of
the kids.” They have seen the need and feel compelled to help. For them,
their birthday gifts to each other were the best gifts that they could have
given or received.
or
Mail your gift to:
Cook Children’s Health Foundation
801 7th Ave. | Fort Worth, TX 76104
When you make your tribute
gift, Cook Children’s will send a
personalized gift announcement card
to the individual(s) or families you
would like to notify.
Please be sure to include the name
of the person you wish to honor,
and the name and address of the
person that you would like to receive
notification of your gift.
The amount of the gift will not be
mentioned on the card. You will also
receive an acknowledgment and tax
receipt from Cook Children’s for your
records.
John and Shirley Dean give back to
Cook Children’s so patients like Tatum
can have a chance at a long, healthy
future.
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“A child with cancer is at the
beginning of life. Seeing that
is painful to my heart,” says
Shirley Dean. “We wanted to
give to a facility that is able
to give these kids lifetimes
of adventures. The kids here
should be doing something else.
They should be off being kids.”
John and Shirley Dean are humbled by
each other’s love and graciousness. They
continue to give “because of the kids.”
By
the
numbers
2
locations for
Co o k C hi l d r e n ’ s
Emergency
Services
28 d o cto rs
on staff in Cook Children’s
Emergency Department
Co o k C hi l d r e n ’ s
emergency services available
24
h o u rs
a d ay
7
11,836
visits
to Cook Children’s
Urgent Care
facilities in fiscal year 2012
Co o k C hil d r e n ’ s h a s
3
5
Urgent Car e
locations
d o cto rs
on staff at the new Cook Children’s
Days
a week
Urgent Care –
Fort Worth
Program spotlight
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF
C O O K C H I L D R E N’S
F U N D
Cook Children’s Annual Fund is a newly created
program that supports the daily needs of our health
care system. Contributions to the Annual Fund allow
us to continue to grow and deliver the best possible
patient care. Every gift made to the fund makes a
difference and is a great way to continually impact
the lives of our community’s children.
Your gift can:
• Help every child receive the
best care available, regardless
of a family’s ability to pay.
• Support life-saving treatments
for our patients with chronic
and life-threatening diseases.
• Help our specialized team to
perform miracles each day.
We invite you to contribute to the fund, and
become a part of our team of extraordinary people,
devoting resources to help children get and stay
healthy. Your gift to Cook Children’s Annual Fund
helps us make childhood simple again.
If you are interested in contributing, contact
Natalie Houghton, annual giving specialist, at
682-885-2593 or [email protected]
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We don’t have employees; we
have partners. We don’t have
clients; we have families...
Partners in our promise
Vivicare Health Partners
SUPPORTS COOK CHILDREN’S CASE MANAGEMENT.
standing by one of their founding principles: charitable giving
A
s members of the health care profession,
employees of Vivicare understand the
importance of providing quality health care
to our children.
Founded in 2009 by longtime friends, Brett Brier
and Cole Ballweg, the concept of family was part
of the foundation on which the company was built.
Vivicare later added Lisa Upchurch and Dave Reed as
partners, and together with their staff members, they
offer private duty nursing services to families across
the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“When we started Vivicare, we knew that charitable
giving would be one of our founding principles,”
explains Ballweg. “We looked into starting our own
foundation until we realized that is outside our core
competencies. Cook Children’s has some of the most
professional, creative and accommodating staff that
we have ever encountered. They know how to make
our dollars work for the community we care about
most. Our patients, families and nurses take great
pride in knowing that their choice to be a part of
Vivicare is directly benefiting a place that has touched
their lives in countless ways.”
Their entire team lives the principle of “Shared
Value,” which means they recognize their
responsibility to the greater community. It is in
their DNA to strengthen the health care ecosystem
by providing innovative care and supporting great
organizations like Cook Children’s. That is why
they chose to support Cook Children’s through a
gift to the Case Management department. The Case
Management department works with patient families
to address their non-clinical needs, like how they are
going to purchase their child’s medication or making
sure they have somewhere to go when they leave the
medical center.
“Our mission is to provide the kind of care we
would want for our own families,” explains Ballweg.
“For us, the work we do is personal. We don’t have
employees; we have partners. We don’t have clients;
we have families. I think we align perfectly with the
Cook Children’s promise to ‘improve the health of
every child,’ as that is what we try to do every day. “
“The facilities and people at Cook Children’s are second to none,
and we are proud to be a small part of what makes them the best,”
explains Brier.
Community partners
COOK CHILDREN’S IS BLESSED WITH MANY ACTIVE community groups WHO GENEROUSLY SUPPORT
US BY HOSTING A VARIETY OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THESE enthusiastic
donors AND THEIR volunteers WHO COORDINATE AND staff THESE EVENTS.
Since 2001, Cookies
and Castles has
raised more than
$400,000 for the
Hematology and
Oncology Center
at Cook Children’s
Medical Center.
Cookies and Castles
The Fort Worth alumnae chapter and Texas Christian University’s Phi Lambda chapter
of Delta Delta Delta annually donate the proceeds from Cookies and Castles to the
Hematology and Oncology Center at Cook Children’s Medical Center. The funds
support services such as the Life After Cancer Program and other cancer-related needs.
Since 2001, this event has raised more than $400,000 for the Hematology and Oncology
Center at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
Natalie Cooper, Cook Children’s Corporate Partners Specialist and 2012 Event Chair Haddy Manuel, Cook Children’s Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Karen Albritton, M.D., and Natalie Boenker.
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For the third year
in a row, Dirty
Scurry raised
awareness of
childhood obesity
and muddied up to
Dirty Scurry
The Dirty Scurry, hosted by PT Fitness, is a 1.2 mile fun run for kids, with lots of muddy
obstacles along the course. Proceeds from this event support Cook Children’s Sports
Performance Orthopedic Rehab Team Specialists (SPORTS) and childhood obesity
prevention programs. The third annual event on April 27 raised $20,000.
help support
Cook Children’s.
Cook Children’s Director of Community Relations Geraldine Williams, Rosa Martinez, Jennifer Gross, Cook Children’s SPORTS Program Manager Dana Harrison,
Nancy McBride, Ron Green, Barb Davila, Cook Children’s Rehabilitation Services Director Sheril Appel, Cook Children’s Community Health Outreach Coordinator Mark
Heilman, Ashley Curry, Chad Pendley.
WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE AND THANK THE FOLLOWING
COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR THEIR RECENT GIFTS:
Dress 4 Yellow, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez andAll
Saints Episcopal School baseball, Leukemia
Texas, Matt McKee Foundation and
Run for Sarah.
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Briggs Berry: Giving back to other patients
BRIGGS BERRY IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE TEENAGE BOY.
B
HE IS THE TYPE OF TEENAGER PARENTS ASPIRE TO HAVE IN THEIR OWN FAMILIES.
riggs was born with X-linked hyper IgM syndrome,
which means he has no immune system to help his
body fight off infections. If Briggs is exposed to any
illness, bacterial issue or fungus, it could be life threatening.
He takes daily medications and until a few months ago, Briggs
would visit Cook Children’s outpatient clinics to receive
monthly infusions. He is now able to give himself those
injections.
Despite his condition, Briggs never lets the limitations of
his syndrome slow him down or stop him from dreaming big,
for himself or for others. He is a dedicated young man who
is consistently recognized for his outstanding leadership, no
matter what kind of activity he’s doing.
For almost 10 years, Briggs has been pursuing one of his
greatest passions – golf. The high school senior competes in
local tournaments and is a member of the Granbury High
School varsity golf team. Briggs bases his golf game on
patience, honesty and integrity. And that’s also how he lives
his life.
Knowing what it’s like to be a patient at
Cook Children’s, Briggs wants to help other
kids in similar situations. He strives to make
Cook Children’s a fun place for them to be,
during circumstances that sometimes aren’t
Briggs is a founding member of the Youth Advisory Council
– Patients Advising for Change (YAC-PAC) and is currently
serving as vice president. He also is serving as vice president
of the YAC-PAC Leadership and helped plan and design the
Child Life Zone Teen Room, which opened last year. Briggs
helped found Camp Immunodeficiency (Camp ID). The
summer camp brings together kids with immune deficiencies,
so they can be around friends who know exactly what they are
going through, all while fishing, rock climbing and doing other
typical camp activities.
The leadership Briggs exhibits is a reflection of his parents,
Everett and DeAnna Berry. They both serve on several Family
Advisory Council committees at Cook Children’s. This family
is committed to improving the lives of the children and
families at Cook Children’s.
Earlier this year, Briggs was chosen to be the Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child for the state of
Texas, an honor he truly deserves. Later this fall, he and his
family will travel to Florida for the Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals National Conference and then go on to Washington,
D.C., where he and the other Champion Children will have the
distinguished privilege of meeting President Barack Obama.
Briggs is a courageous, caring young man who has, over the
course of several years, made a positive difference in the lives
of patients at Cook Children’s.
fun at all.
Look for the miracle balloon
in your neighborhood
and know all of the funds raised help children in our community.
UPCOMING MIRACLE BALLOON CAMPAIGNS:
LONG JOHN SILVER’S: OCT. 1-31
GREAT CLIPS: OCT. 1-31
CORNER STORE: OCT. 1-31
LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE: OCT. 31-NOV. 27
CREDIT UNIONS FOR KIDS: NOV. 1 - DEC. 31
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“Live like nothing is wrong.”
-Briggs Berry
PHOTO BELOW RIGHT: Briggs with parents Everett and DeAnna at Camp ID.
PHOTO BOTTOM RIGHT: The opening of the Child Life Zone.
Who is Briggs Berry?
•
2013 CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
CHAMPION CHILD FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS
•
2012 COOK CHILDREN’S PATIENT ADVISOR VOLUNTEER
OF THE YEAR
•
FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE COOK CHILDREN’S CAMP
IMMUNODEFICIENCY (CAMP ID)
•
FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE COOK CHILDREN’S
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL – PATIENTS ADVISING
FOR CHANGE IN 2007, CURRENTLY SERVING AS VICE
PRESIDENT
•
HELPED PLAN AND DESIGN CHILD LIFE ZONE TEEN
ROOM AND RECORDING STUDIO
•
ACTED AS MEDIA AMBASSADOR FOR THE CHILD LIFE
ZONE GRAND OPENING WITH GARTH BROOKS AND
TROY AIKMAN AT COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
•
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS PATIENT
AMBASSADOR
•
WBAP RADIOTHON AMBASSADOR
•
COOK CHILDREN’S PATIENT AMBASSADOR TO THE
TEXAS RANGERS
What’s new at Cook Children’s?
THIS SECTION IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR READERS WITH THE LATEST NEWS
AND UPDATES FROM AROUND COOK CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
500th Intraoperative MRI
THE JANE AND JOHN JUSTIN NEUROSCIENCES
CENTER AT COOK CHILDREN’S COMPLETED ITS 500TH
INTRAOPERATIVE MRI (IMRI) ON JULY 18, 2013. THE
IMRI WAS FUNDED COMPLETELY BY COOK CHILDREN’S
DONORS THROUGH THE REFUSE TO LOSE CAMPAIGN
CONDUCTED FROM 2004-2008. THE IMRI ALLOWS
NEUROSURGEONS TO SEE IMAGES OF THE PATIENT’S
BRAIN DURING SURGERY. THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS
REVOLUTIONIZED THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH
EPILEPSY AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS.
New urgent care center
COOK CHILDREN’S URGENT CARE – FORT WORTH OPENED IN JUNE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MAIN
ENTRANCE OF COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER. THE CENTER WILL HELP ALLEVIATE WAIT TIMES IN THE
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND PROVIDE FAMILIES WITH ACCESS TO NON-EMERGENT CARE AFTER HOURS.
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Honors from
U.S.News and World Report
COOK CHILDREN’S CELEBRATED THE RANKINGS OF FIVE
SPECIALTIES ON THE RECENTLY RELEASED LIST OF 2013-2014
BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS:
CANCER #38
DIABETES/ENDOCRINOLOGY #31
NEONATOLOGY #24
NEPHROLOGY #30
NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY #46
Childhood is simple.
Until it isn’t.
Back together again
COOK CHILDREN’S LAUNCHED A
NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN IN
MAY THAT CENTERS ON ONE WORD…
SIMPLE. HEALTH CARE CAN BE
COMPLICATED, AND SO CAN A CHILD’S
DIAGNOSIS. AT COOK CHILDREN’S, WE
WANT FAMILIES TO FIND COMFORT
APPROXIMATELY 400 COOK CHILDREN’S
ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES ARE NOW WORKING
UNDER ONE ROOF, THANKS TO A NEW, FIVE-STORY
OFFICE BUILDING ON THE CORNER OF ROSEDALE
THE RECENT EXPANSION, COOK CHILDREN’S HAD
THE NEW COOK CHILDREN’S BUILDING WILL
HELP ELIMINATE THE COST OF SECURING LEASED
FACILITIES AND INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY FOR
EMPLOYEES.
THEIR KIDS, BUT ALSO HELP THEM
THE NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED WITH
COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER. PRIOR TO
LOCATIONS AROUND DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH.
WE PROVIDE TO NOT ONLY HEAL
UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING.
AND SEVENTH AVENUE, JUST SOUTH OF
TO RELOCATE THESE EMPLOYEES TO SEVERAL
IN THE INNOVATION AND EXPERTISE
TV COMMERCIALS THAT SHOWCASE
THE SIMPLICITY OF CHILDHOOD AND
THE IDEA THAT WHEN THINGS GET
COMPLICATED, FAMILIES CAN TURN TO
COOK CHILDREN’S. IN THE FALL, THE
CAMPAIGN WILL EXPAND TO INCLUDE
ADDITIONAL MEDIA. THE TELEVISION
COMMERCIALS CAN BE SEEN ON
YOUTUBE.COM/COOKCHILDRENS.
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Cook Children’s currently sees an average of 120,000
patients a year in the Emergency Department.
Plans are currently underway for a new Emergency
Department that will be designed to increase
efficiencies, reduce wait times and allow children
to be seen by physicians faster.
Fulfilling our promise
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED URGENT OR EMERGENCY CARE?
It’s 10 p.m., on a Friday night and your child complains of a sore throat. You don’t want to wait until the next day, but
you don’t think it’s an emergency. Now what?
If it was an emergency, go straight to the emergency room. But, if your child doesn’t have life-threatening symptoms,
an urgent care center may be more convenient and a better choice for your family.
It’s important for parents to know when they should take their child to an urgent care center. The following lists
should help identify those differences:
WHEN TO USE
WHEN TO USE
COOK CHILDREN’S
COOK CHILDREN’S
Urgent Care
Emergency Department
Urgent care situations are illnesses or injuries
that need medical attention. Examples include:
• Ear infections/pain
• Strep/sore throats
• Cold symptoms
• Flu
• Mild dehydration
• Respiratory illnesses – including
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),
bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and
asthma without severe breathing difficulty
• Sprains and possibly broken bones
• Minor cuts
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Infected bug bites
• Foreign body removal (marbles, beans and
other interesting things)
• Urinary infection symptoms
• Pinworms, ringworm, rashes and pink eye
• Painful muscle strains
• Head injuries without loss of
consciousness or vomiting
An emergency is a medical problem that could cause death
or permanent injury if not treated right away, such as:
• Severe bleeding that does not stop after 15 minutes of
direct pressure
• Severe allergic reactions and/or breathing problems
• Coughing up or vomiting blood
• Sudden severe joint pain with swelling
• Insect stings accompanied by breathing difficulties
• Swallowing poison or choking
• Not being able to move or speak
• Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
• Gaping wound (edges won’t come together)
• Head injury with loss of consciousness, vomiting or
causing dizziness/confusion
• Obviously broken bones or dislocated joints
• Fever in infants who are under 8 weeks old
• Diabetes/blood sugar issues
Emergency Care Locations:
COOK CHILDREN’S
EMERGENGY DEPARTMENT
801 7th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-4000
COOK CHILDREN’S
NORTHEAST HOSPITAL
6316 Precinct Line Rd.
Hurst, TX 76054
817-605-2500
Urgent Care locations:
COOK CHILDREN’S
URGENT CARE –
FORT WORTH
(across from Cook Children’s
Medical Center)
800 7th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-8012
COOK CHILDREN’S
URGENT CARE
AND PEDIATRIC SPECIALTIES
2727 E. Southlake Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092
682-885-6000
COOK CHILDREN’S
NORTHEAST HOSPITAL
6316 Precinct Line Rd.
Hurst, TX 76054
817-605-2500
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System leadership
COOK CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION | board of trustees
James E. Webb,
Chairman
R. Jeffrey Alexander,
Vice Chairman
Peter L. Philpott,
Secretary/Treasurer
Robin W. Arena
Brian D. Barnard
G. Thomas Boswell
Julia Davidson
Clarabele “Pit” Dodson,
Trustee Emeritus
James R. Dunaway Jr.
Randy Eisenman
Linda Morris Elsey
Martin H. Englander
David G. Fischer
Russell L. Fleischer
Joy Ann Havran
Kent A. Horst
Nancy Kay Howard
Mason D. King
Nicholas M. Kypreos
George F. Lebus
G. Malcolm Louden
Dan E. Lowrance
Tracy P. McGehee
Ryan T. Matthews
Skylar P. Merrifield
Brian C. Newby
John M. Richardson, M.D.,
Trustee Emeritus
Michael R. Pavell
Todd N. Ritterbusch
William E. Rosenthal
Edwin S. “Win” Ryan
Vickie V. Stevens
Rebecca M. Stupfel
George M. Young Jr.
COOK CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM | board of trustees
James E. Webb,
Chairman
Kevin D. Wylie, D.O.,
Vice Chairman
Peter L. Philpott,
Secretary/Treasurer
Kimberly D. Aaron, M.D.
R. Jeffrey Alexander
G. Thomas Boswell
John P. Boswell
Vanessa Charette, M.D.
Julia Davidson
James R. Dunaway Jr.
Gretchen Eames, M.D.
Marsha Hilcher
Nancy Kay Howard
Christopher M. Huckabee
Samuel Kleinman, M.D.
W.M. “Mack” Lawhon
G. Malcolm Louden
Matt Mayfield, M.D.
Michael R. Pavell
Deborah Schutte, M.D.
Jason V. Terk, M.D.
Linda Thompson, M.D.
COOK CHILDREN’S HEALTH PLAN
board of trustees
COOK CHILDREN’S HOME HEALTH
board of trustees
Michael R. Pavell, Chairman
Donald K. Murphey, M.D., Vice Chairman
Vida Amin, M.D.
Brian D. Barnard
Jerry R. Conatser
James F. Herd Sr., M.D.
José Iglesias, M.D.
G. Malcolm Louden
Ana Mishaan, M.D.
William E. Rosenthal
Brian Ryals, M.D.
John P. Boswell, Chairman
Angel W. Hernandez-Mulero, M.D., Vice Chairman
Robin W. Arena
Dana C. Kelly
Hilary Pearson, M.D.
Scott Perry, M.D.
Bonnie Petsche
Vickie V. Stevens
COOK CHILDREN’S
PHYSICIAN NETWORK
board of directors
Kevin D. Wylie, D.O., Chairman
Deborah Schutte, M.D., Vice Chair, Specialty Care
Sandra Arca, M.D., Vice Chair, Primary Care
Linda Thompson, M.D., Secretary
Vanessa Charette, M.D., Treasurer
Barry Bzostek, M.D.
Marc Mazade, M.D.
James P. Miller, M.D.
Audrey Rogers, M.D.
Bryan Steinmann, M.D.
Jason V. Terk, M.D.
Deborah Vert, D.O.
Todd Wolf, M.D.
COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
board of trustees
Marsha Hilcher, Chairman
John P. Boswell, Vice Chairman
Jerry R. Conatser, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeffrey H. Conner
James F. Herd Sr., M.D.
Christopher M. Huckabee
Dana C. Kelly
W.M. “Mack” Lawhon
Michelle M. Marlow
Sharon S. Mayes
Roger P. Nober
Bonnie Petsche
Peter L. Philpott
John M. Richardson, M.D., Trustee Emeritus
COOK CHILDREN’S NORTHEAST HOSPITAL
board of trustees
Richard P. Goode, Chairman
David Gray, M.D., Vice Chairman
Nancy C. Cychol
Stanley E. Davis
Andrea Gonzales
Natalie Roberge, M.D.
Andrew S. Wayne
COOK CHILDREN’S
PEDIATRIC SURGERY CENTER
board of trustees
David Ewalt, M.D., Chairman
Richard P. Goode, Vice Chairman
Andrea Gonzales, Secretary/Treasurer
Nancy C. Cychol
Stanley E. Davis
Thomas Renard, M.D.
MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS
Gretchen Eames, M.D., President
Johnnie Honeycutt, M.D., Vice President–Quality
Angel W. Hernandez-Mulero, M.D.,
Vice President–Credentialing
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
Luke Campbell, President–Friends of
Camp Sanguinity
Leslie Johnson, President–Jewel Charity Inc.
Norma Loughridge, President–Woman’s Board
Cook Children’s promise
KNOWING THAT EVERY CHILD’S LIFE IS SACRED, IT IS THE PROMISE OF
COOK CHILDREN’S TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF EVERY CHILD IN OUR REGION THROUGH
THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ILLNESS, DISEASE AND INJURY.
Honor Roll
OF
GIVING
THE GENEROSITY AND COMPASSION OF THESE DONATIONS HAVE HELPED ENHANCE
THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WHO RELY UPON COOK CHILDREN’S FOR CARE.
May 1-July 31, 2013
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page 25
HONOR & TRIBUTE
ARE GIFTS GIVEN TO EXPRESS JOY OR GRATITUDE.
M
pages 27-28
MEMORIALS
ARE GIFTS GIVEN IN LOVING MEMORY.
page 29
PETER PAN BIRTHDAY CLUB
IS FOR KIDS WHO ASK PARTY GUESTS TO DONATE TO
COOK CHILDREN’S INSTEAD OF GIVING THEM BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.
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Honor Roll
May 1-July 31, 2013
GIVING
May 1-July 31, 2013
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HONOR&TRIBUTE
Lisa Alvarez
Dirk E. Eshleman
Courtney Burns
Dirk E. Eshleman
Colleen Deal
Dirk E. Eshleman
Derek Anderson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Gus Burns
Doris and Ned Burns
Roger Diseker
Dirk E. Eshleman
Kit Anderson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Benton Cantey
Dirk E. Eshleman
Kim Donovan
Dirk E. Eshleman
Michael Anderson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Natalie Carlgren
Dirk E. Eshleman
Lisa Douglass
Dirk E. Eshleman
Eric Taylor Aragon
Dirk E. Eshleman
Allison Georgia Carlisle
Kristi and Clay Carlisle
Chad Arnette
Dirk E. Eshleman
Michael Carlisle
Dirk E. Eshleman
Meagen Driskill
Woman's Board of
Cook Children's
Medical Center
Elizabeth Babb
Dirk E. Eshleman
Russell Cawyer
Dirk E. Eshleman
William Babb
Dirk E. Eshleman
John Cayce
Dirk E. Eshleman
William Bahan
Ann and Ed Hudson
Ryan Champlin
Henry Schein Inc.
Mary and Tom Bates
Joan T. Trew
Young Chang
Dirk E. Eshleman
Addison Bauman
Carla and Maurice Ramon
Teresa J. Clark
Woman's Board of
Cook Children's
Medical Center
Mallory Beagles
Dirk E. Eshleman
OF
Tyler Reid Beck
Russell Beck
Emilie, Janet and
Christian Cole
Nelda and Travis Maxwell
Lars Berg
Dirk E. Eshleman
C.W. Collier
Joyce J. Collier
Dick Bernasek
Dirk E. Eshleman
Hugh Connor
Dirk E. Eshleman
Paige Biggs
Dirk E. Eshleman
David Cook
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jacob Birnbaum
Dirk E. Eshleman
Megan Cooley
Dirk E. Eshleman
Mark Bishop
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jonathan Cranz
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bill Blair
Dirk E. Eshleman
Nathan Daley
Dirk E. Eshleman
Sean Bryan
Dirk E. Eshleman
Leslie Darby
Dirk E. Eshleman
Caleb Bulls
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bryan Davis
Dirk E. Eshleman
Mary Duenzl
Lois and W. Paul
Bowman, M.D.
Maynard C. Dyson, M.D.
Janice and Jeff Conner and
family
Elizabeth Enslin
Dirk E. Eshleman
Marc Epstein
Dirk E. Eshleman
Joey Fabela
Dirk E. Eshleman
Grace Feuerverger
Dirk E. Eshleman
Elizabeth Fitch
Dirk E. Eshleman
Sharon Fulgham
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brian Garrett
Dirk E. Eshleman
David Garza
Dirk E. Eshleman
Stas Getmanenko
Dirk E. Eshleman
David Goldberg
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bob Grable
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jeff Grable
Dirk E. Eshleman
Shelbie Graham
Lois and W. Paul
Bowman, M.D.
Pete Greenhaw
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chris Greer
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chester Grudzinski
Dirk E. Eshleman
Ann Gunn
Anne and John Gavin
Janine Hale
Debra Hughes
Ethan Hallmark
Lauren Hallmark
Abbi Melton
Jared Harrell
Dirk E. Eshleman
Alan Hegi
Dirk E. Eshleman
Tom Hegi
Dirk E. Eshleman
Ellie Henry
Carl L. Scherrieb
Don Herrmann
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brandon Hill
Dirk E. Eshleman
Anna Hodges
Dirk E. Eshleman
Roger Horchow
Ann and Ed Hudson
Chris Howe
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brandon Hurley
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jeff Hutson
Daniel Hutson
Cal Jackson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jake Jacobson
Marilyn and Larry McGee
E. Glen Johnson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brett Hall Jones
Dirk E. Eshleman
Stephanie Kaiser
Dirk E. Eshleman
Aviva Kasowski
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jill Kato
Dirk E. Eshleman
Howard M. Kelfer, M.D.
The Roach Foundation Inc.
Dee J. Kelly Jr.
Dirk E. Eshleman
Dee J. Kelly Sr.
Dirk E. Eshleman
David Keltner
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chad Key
Dirk E. Eshleman
Darren Keyes
Dirk E. Eshleman
Keith Kohlhepp
Dirk E. Eshleman
Linda G. Koppenhaver
Carl L. Scherrieb
Ezra Kuenzi
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chris LaCroix
Dirk E. Eshleman
Paul Lancaster
Dirk E. Eshleman
Michelle Latiolais
Dirk E. Eshleman
Cheryl Leb
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bill Lowrey
Cynthia J. White
Wanda Lowrey
Cynthia J. White
Dan Lowry
Dirk E. Eshleman
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Honor Roll
Nancy Ribaudo
Dirk E. Eshleman
Henry L. Luskey
Rhoda and Howard
Bernstein
Bernice Etcoff
Idelle Luskey
Preston Mundt
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chad Richwine
Dirk E. Eshleman
Marcus Mungioli
Dirk E. Eshleman
Nick Robertson
Jenni Wallis
Lukas MacDonnell
Leeayn Byrd
Braden Murray
Roxanne and
Don Murray, M.D.
Sophie Robertson
Jenni Wallis
Evan Malloy
Dirk E. Eshleman
Cheryl and Jeffrey C.
Murray, M.D., and family
Roxanne and
Don Murray, M.D.
Kyler Marlar
Frances E. Hoffman
Jason Nash
Dirk E. Eshleman
Timothy Marsh
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brooke Ashley Norman
Pam and Steve Pittsinger
Ross Martin
Dirk E. Eshleman
Linda Olson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Michael McConnell
Dirk E. Eshleman
Josh Osborne
Dirk E. Eshleman
Russ McGallian
Carolyn and Brandle
Mahanay
Ray Oujesky
Dirk E. Eshleman
Pati Meadows
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chase Medling
Dirk E. Eshleman
Reverend Ann Miller, Ph.D.
Woman's Board of
Cook Children's
Medical Center
Sharon Millians
Dirk E. Eshleman
Kain August Minton
Josephine and Robert Briggs
Michael Moan
Dirk E. Eshleman
Derek Montgomery
Dirk E. Eshleman
Alexander Morgan
Dirk E. Eshleman
OF
HONOR&TRIBUTE
Ayden K. Morris
Carolyn and Eddie Morris
Richard McMillan II
Dirk E. Eshleman
GIVING
May 1-July 31, 2013
Matthew Luensmann
Dirk E. Eshleman
Aizita Magaña
Dirk E. Eshleman
May 1-July 31, 2013
Alex Parsons
Jade and Carl Bailey
Natasha Patel
Dirk E. Eshleman
Robin Perras
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jeanine Pfeiffer
Dirk E. Eshleman
Don Plattsmier
Dirk E. Eshleman
Watson Polk
Anonymous
Deanna D. Campbell
Carol and Joseph Darrah
Lynn and Guy Jones
David M. Karp
Mary Kay and Dick
Shepherd, D.V.M.
Pascha and Tod Tieszen
Kay and Bill Wheeler
Randall Quick
Dirk E. Eshleman
Henry Robinson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Henry Rodriguez
Dacia R. Pratt
Ron Rose
Carolyn and Warren
Marks, M.D.
Becky and Scott Perry, M.D.
Pat and Herb Schwarz
Shirley and Dub Godby
Nancy and Geoff Rips
Marshall Searcy
Dirk E. Eshleman
Dan Settle
Dirk E. Eshleman
Melissa Siig
Dirk E. Eshleman
Chad Smith
Dirk E. Eshleman
Mary Smith
Dirk E. Eshleman
Patti Smith
Lois and W. Paul
Bowman, M.D.
Andrew Rosell
Dirk E. Eshleman
Todd Spake
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jennifer Rosell
Dirk E. Eshleman
Brian Stagner
Dirk E. Eshleman
Howard Rosenthal
Dirk E. Eshleman
Dana Stayton
Dirk E. Eshleman
John H. Rosson
Carl L. Scherrieb
Matt Stayton
Dirk E. Eshleman
Alison Rowe
Dirk E. Eshleman
Dee Steer
Dirk E. Eshleman
Clark Rucker
Dirk E. Eshleman
Scott Stevenson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bart Rue
Dirk E. Eshleman
Benjamin Stewart
Dirk E. Eshleman
Carley J. Rutledge
Woman's Board of
Cook Children's
Medical Center
Kenneth Stogdill
Dirk E. Eshleman
Jody Sanders
Dirk E. Eshleman
Alexa L. Sankary
Laura and Greg Bird
Julie Schmit
Dirk E. Eshleman
Aubrey Schneider
Mark Akins
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Chelsea Tabor
Dirk E. Eshleman
Clay Taylor
Dirk E. Eshleman
Katherine Thomas
Dirk E. Eshleman
R. C. Thomas Jr.
Katharine and Robert
Thomas Sr., M.D.
John Thompson III
Dirk E. Eshleman
K.C. Thompson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Martin Jose Torres
Harriet and Leon Lurie
Seth Trotter
Peggy Trotter
Kingston Parks Tucker
Judy and Butch Bryant
Daniel Vela
Dirk E. Eshleman
Len Wade
Dirk E. Eshleman
Samuel Wadley
Kelly and David Duggan
Adrienne Wall
Dirk E. Eshleman
Bill Warren
Dirk E. Eshleman
Ethan Watson
Lidia and Alfred Lingnau
Jennifer Watson
Lois and W. Paul
Bowman, M.D.
Kent Watson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Cheryl J. Weltman
Sue Forrester
Jeff Whitfield
Dirk E. Eshleman
Wayne Whitham
Dirk E. Eshleman
Scott Wiehle
Dirk E. Eshleman
Reese Williamson
Dirk E. Eshleman
John Wilson
Dirk E. Eshleman
Lisa C. Wilson
Myrna Williamson
Shauna Wright
Dirk E. Eshleman
Steve Wright
Beth and Brax Wright
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Honor Roll
Emily Grace Carter
Mariana and Greg Hammer
William James Armstrong
Genevieve and Brian
Tadlock
Sarah and Ben Wallace
Tucker T. Collier
Sheila and Dwain Collier
Preston Murdoch Geren Jr.
Madelon L. Bradshaw
Kay and Dick Ellis, M.D.
Cynthia and Burton Gilbert
Pat and Herb Schwarz
L.G. Cornish Jr.
Larry Pirkle
Richard Ernest Gilbert
Sharon L. Gilbert
Thomas Lewis Corzine
Suzanne and Ferdie Walker
Sidney Glenn
Nancy and Frankie Robbins
Patricia Carroll Johnson
Couch
Jo Ann Belz
Connie Godlevski
Anonymous
Edward Lawrence Baker Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Grace
Kathryn and Brodie Hyde
Charmaine and
Stephen Lobo
Shannon G. Moten
Linda and Mike Nolan
Mr. and Mrs. Kalpesh N. Patel
Dana and David Porter
Jessica and Matthew
Upchurch
Mary Louise Nugent
Crawford
Marilyn and Larry McGee
Hortense Charlotte Dunn
Deifik
Gwen and Barry Rubin
James Robert Green III
The Walsh Foundation
Peter Calder Green, M.D.
Maye and Paul Ryon
Ruby Jo Halden
Kay and Dick Ellis, M.D.
Florence Elizabeth Balkanyi
Evergreen Lodge #170
Auxiliary of U.T.U.
Virginia Joy Demarest
Pat and Herb Schwarz
Tyler Bryant Halencak
Lana and Mark Halencak
Robert King Ballard
Lue N. Stroud
Julie Diebel
Johnnie and Jim Miller
James T. Hall
Maye and Paul Ryon
Avery Elise Beard
Brian Beard
Minnie Agnes Priester
Dorman
Ginny and Rod Hickman
Elaine Hanson
Dena and Richard Hanson
Liam David Beard
Brian Beard
Lillian Blevins
Barbara and Ed Handley
Maynette Lawrence
Dowler
Elizabeth Boyer
Thylis Chambless
Delaine and John Godwin
Presbyterian Women's
Evening Circle
Margaritte P. Boydstun
Martha V. Leonard
Michael Barry Dulaney
Jo Ann and Bob Cole
Thomas Richard Bradley
Janice R. Bradley
Jolie Elizabeth Duncan
Cindy and Joe Hutyra
Mary E. and James A.
Brennan
Mary C. Brennan, M.D.
Thomas L. "Gus" Farrow
Myra and Michael Harrison
Glendean Beeson
Sheila and Rick Beeson
Charles Lewis Bundick Sr.
Gene E. Rosser and family
Thelma Curran Fracolli
Dena and Richard Hanson
Alan Neil Burk
Suzy and Ron Curley
Sarah Elizabeth Friend
Sarah Friend Heart
Foundation
Juanita Buchanan Butler
Mary L. Adams
Carmen Arocha Gelvez
Anonymous
Basilio Antonio Caraveo
Jo Ann and Bob Cole
OF
MEMORIALS
Eugene Angermann
Connie and James Walker
Weldon Roy Aston
Ann and Bill Bogle
GIVING
May 1-July 31, 2013
Carol Ann Zinstine Harkey
Trevor Fawver
David Jaquess
John Nease
Connie and James Walker
Audrey Vivian Hawley
Patsy and Randy Thompson
Kevin Doyle Hayes
George F. English
Mary G. McNeil
Judith Ann and
Richard Rovnyak
Suzie and David Wilkinson
Alfonzo "Poncho"
Hermosillo
Madelon L. Bradshaw
Luke Shaun Hilton
Ginger and Tommy Hilton
Jennie Renee Marchant
Hyde
Linda and Jay Fierke, M.D.
Frieda K. Jenkins
Roy M. Jenkins
George Kefala
Ann Brown
Carolyn J. DeFord
Susan Diane Clark Kuntz
Helen Hill
Linda D. Lambert
Deidra H. Massey
Avery Lane
Bombardier - DFW
Training Center
Kyle Brock
Graeme Brooker
Jeffrey Burks
Michael R. Chernik
Derek M. Cooper
Faye Corrado
John Coyle
Vanessa Crowley
Madgeana and Darran
Dutton and family
George Essler
Tracy and Jason Flippen
Emilie Fowler
Joycelyn Dixon Gibbs
Lance Giddens
Brenda Goforth
Joan E. Hammett
John Medlock
Jodie Payne
Lisa L. Rollins
Lance Scott
James Skusa
Paige Stanford
Chad L. Stanley
Hillary Thom
Jayson Woodard
Faith Rose Lautzenheiser
Linda and James
Alumbaugh
Gil Avanzado
Sara and Bill Beall
Jason C. Bell
Kimberly Boyd
Betty G. Breaux
Vida and Robert Brown
Shannon and Stephen Byrne
Angela D. Callaway
Mike W. Carden
Jason D. Duronslet
FiberLight
Janis A. Gaulden
General Services
Administration
Gary Gibson
Marcia and Mike Grogan
Deborah R. Hartka
Tama Hebert
Dianna Henderson
Mary and Ken Hoffman III
Tracy Hollingsworth
Ron Holt
Heather Humphreys
Lara and Steven
Lautzenheiser
Ruth and Ken
Lautzenheiser
James F. Lynch
Theresa Marcellus
Ellen Miles
Pat K. Morris
Raveena and Rob Moyes
Melanie Nitcholas
Scott Nunn
O2Works
John M. Olszewski
Judy Parnell
Angela and Joe Patton
Sherri Purvis
Emily and Ronald Ray
Shirley and Joseph Rohmer
Laurie and Rodney Sargent
Jennifer and Neil Sargentini
Frank Sharshell
Judy and David Tidwell
Anita Tipton
Unite Private Networks LLC
Jodi and Doug Walker
Angela and Eric Walraven
Suzanne Winnard
Tiffani Witten, D.V.M., and
Ty Witten
Mrs. Homer Yarbro
Lyn Zeller
William W. Lee
Mary and Dale Martin
Robert London
Barbara and Ed Handley
William F. Ludwig
Gary Frankel
Jocelyn Macias
Mallory Wuerflein
Michael Key Malone
Mr. and Mrs. Eric S.
Greenfield
Marjorie Jo Mayfield
Donna and Larry Steel
William Hayes McCoy
Anonymous
Virginia Ann "Beanie"
McElroy
Bob McElroy
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Joyce Bowles McGrath
Athalia Cauley
Barbara Murray
Glen Warren Menzdorf
June Fallin
Carolyn Cathcart Merritt
Pat Purvis
Carson Messimer
Thelma G. Messimer
Bonnie Chenault Miller
Lisa and Carlton Baker
Lisa and Bobby Feather
Pam J. Foster
Lynn and Don Hagan
The Hill County Juvenile
Probation Department
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Terry H. Shaw
Arlean Russell Mitchell
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Byrne Culwell Moody
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Dianne Randolph
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Marilyn Tinkle
James M. Young
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Paula Kinkade Frazier
Martha and Don Kinkade
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Lisa Wilkins
Shirley Wilkins
Katelyn Nicole Moore
Jonathan D. Cozad
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Frank L. Madden
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Pam and Dan Quattrochi
ROI Medical
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William Pitchlynn Poland
Nancy Kay and
Stan Howard
Beverly H. Pritchard
Suzi Whitworth, M.D., and
Keith Whitworth, Ph.D.
Andrea and Don Wilson, M.D.
Essie Mae Smith
Cookie Kresser
Sandra K. Wescott
Robert F. Smith
Virginia Busbee and family
Norma Hill Snaith
Suzy and Ron Curley
Gayle and Pat Gordon
Thelma Pearl Bonham
Stepp
Debbie and Ray Brangan
Frank L. Stewart
Barbara and Dennis
Hoerster
Wayne E. Posey
Jo Dell Myrick
Michael Layton Stone
Kathy and Bill Zeitler
Don Edward Rawlings
Clampitt Paper Company
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Michael D. Santos
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Ann Brown
Carolyn J. DeFord
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Arda and Clarence Morgan
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Troy Alan Mulford
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Benjamin Lawrence
Siu, M.D.
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