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SPIRIT OF GIVING THE NEWSLETTER OF THE CHRISTUS SPOHN HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION | NOVEMBER 2016

You give the gift of a healthy future for South Texas through Our PATH

The new Shoreline tower will house the new Level II Trauma Center

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

GRAND CLASSIC GOLF: Your support saves lives in trauma care CHRISTUS SPOHN LYCEUM: Meet our distinguished speaker


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Thank You for Helping Us Serve With Trauma Excellence

Winners Robert Bradley (from left), Albert Lichtenberger, Brian Cornelius and Pat O’Boyle.

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hank you to all of Spohn’s generous supporters who showed your true giving spirit at the annual Richard King III Grand Classic. The event on October 17 at the Corpus Christi Country Club helped to raise more than $134,000! This year’s proceeds will go toward the new Level II Trauma Center at the Shoreline campus. It is the

only one of its kind in South Texas, ensuring that thousands of seriously-injured patients per year have rapid access to the highest level of clinical trauma services at all times. You help Spohn save lives across our 12-county service region and we are grateful for your personal commitment and your service to our health care ministry.

CHRISTUS Spohn Trauma Department members who volunteered at the Grand Classic include Michelle Rodriguez (back, from left), RN, Trauma Program Manager, Memorial; Monica Deitz, RN, BSN, Trauma Program Manager, Shoreline; Delia Sanchez, Trauma Analyst, Memorial; Corina Perez, Trauma Analyst, Shoreline; Amanda Cuevas, RN, Trauma Program Manager, South; Dana Ensign (front, from left), RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Memorial; Lydia Torres, Trauma Business Coordinator, Memorial; Sandra Falcon, Trauma Analyst, Memorial; and Christy Bosquez, Trauma Analyst, Memorial.

Thank you, supporters and sponsors of this year’s Grand Classic, including: • B.E. Beecroft Co., Inc. • Corpus Christi Produce Company, Inc. • CHRISTUS Health • McCarthy Building Companies • CLK Architects & Associates • Susser Family Foundation • Andrews Distributing Company • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. • Hospital Housekeeping Systems • Niner Investments • American Bank • Camacho Demolition & Recycling • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Ed Hicks Family of Dealerships • H-E-B • Brandt Companies LLC • Republic Services • Perkins+Will • Crothall Healthcare • Aramark • Corpus Christi Rehab Hospital • Barcom Construction • Flint Hills Resources • Radiology & Imaging of South Texas • HALO-Flight • Urban Engineering • Allegiance Mobile Health • Gulf Coast Paper/Diversey • The Bar-B-Q Man • Forrest Development • AEP Texas • Target Well Service • File Pro • Caller-Times • KIII-TV • Dugan Eye Institute • Marco Electronics • Lou Adele and Bob May • Hector Villarreal • Phil Blackmar • Phillip M. Plant • Brad Snyder • Nancy and Drake Beauchamp, MD • Felix Tapp


The Grand Classic has raised nearly $3 million during the past three decades, helping to fund multiple programs and services in Spohn’s South Texas health care ministry. The Rogers brothers — Pat (from left), Rick (chairman of the event) and Ham.

Visit ChristusSpohnFoundation.org to see the smiling faces of all our Grand Classic supporters

Dave Hoffman (from left), Elaine Hoffman, Justin McComb and Robert Saenz

Spohn Volunteers Julie Pina (left) and Margie Chavez

Ernie Gunderson (left) and Shane Denny

Mark Scott (from left), Ken Griffin, Charlie Mader and Bradley Lenz


Thankful to Say Thank You

I know I’m not alone in reflecting on all the wonderful things for which I’m thankful this time of year. At the top of the list are the warm embraces of children and granchildren, and the continued health and happiness of loved ones. I also am thankful for CHRISTUS Spohn’s skilled physicians, specialists and nurses who help save lives each and every day in the Level II Trauma Center. Trauma care can be a scary subject to discuss, especially when it concerns our loved ones. However, I take comfort in knowing that Spohn will continue to offer highly-specialized, timely treatment of patients facing the most severe

Karen Bonner, VP for Philanthropy

of injuries today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. And who makes those life-saving efforts possible? You do. As we all look forward to annual gatherings with family and friends for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s also a time to look back and give thanks to you and your compassionate support of our health care ministry. Without your kindness and generosity to our mission,

Spohn wouldn’t be able to provide the life-saving care that it does through the region’s lead Trauma Center. And your continued support is vital to the future of trauma care in South Texas. Spohn’s new state-of-theart Level II Trauma Center — the only one south of San Antonio — will be located at the Shoreline campus and is being constructed as part of our Master Facility Plan. That plan — People & Actions Transforming Healthcare (PATH) — will help Spohn's ministry address the urgent health care needs of South Texans for years to come, providing accessible, coordinated care to all whom we serve.

Our PATH Forward has taken shape at Shoreline and we are excited to prepare for the opening of the new Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center in January on the Memorial campus. As the region’s largest and only not-for-profit health care system, Spohn serves as the health care safety net for the entire Coastal Bend. Spohn's mission — to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ — has remained the same for more than a century, and with your support, we look forward to continuing our service to South Texas. Thank you, and God bless you and your family this holiday season.

New Leadership Guides Our PATH Transformation Construction on the new Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center is nearing completion, with a formal grand opening of the facility set for January. Dominic “Dom” Dominguez and Justin Doss — the newest members of CHRISTUS Spohn’s Executive Team — got the chance to tour the Health Center in September. Dominguez was named President and CEO of CHRISTUS Spohn in August. He also serves as CHRISTUS Health’s Senior Vice President and CEO of South Texas group operations, a role he has had since March, overseeing the Santa Rosa region, in the San Antonio area, as well as the Spohn region. Dominguez continues to provide strategic leadership for operations of the two regions, but also leads Spohn’s region. Dominguez is well-known to CHRISTUS leaders and Spohn Medical Staff as he served at CHRISTUS Spohn-Alice early in his career. He brings more than 25 years’

Members of the Foundation Board of Directors and new members of the Executive Team got a tour of the new Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center in September. They are: Leslie McClanahan (from left); Jen Vogt; Linda Arnold (Director of Development); F­ elix Tapp, Thurma Hilton; Karen Bonner (VP of Philanthropy); Yolanda Canales; Meredith Morrill; Elizabeth Susser; Shawn O’Connor; Allison Webster; Dominic Dominguez (CEO); and Justin Doss (COO). experience in hospital administrative leadership. Justin Doss was named Chief Operating Officer for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in June. Doss provides leadership and oversight of operations for each of

Spohn’s six hospitals located in Corpus Christi, Alice, Beeville and Kingsville. He brings 15 years of management experience to Spohn. Doss previously was Chief Operating Officer for both the Medical Center of Plano and Medical City.


You make a difference! When you support Spohn, you help provide the best medical care in South Texas through a healing ministry that has been around for more than a century. And showing your support has never been easier!

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Visit our website at ChristusSpohnFoundation.org to subscribe with your email address and see firsthand how your support helps strengthen our mission each and every day.

Make a gift

Giving to Spohn’s health care ministry has never been easier. Visit our website at ChristusSpohnFoundation.org/ Make-A-Gift to learn how you can support us today.

Sponsor an event

Spohn hosts and supports multiple fundraising events, including the South Texas Charity Weekend, Lyceum, Grand Classic and Beeville Ladies Night Out. Funds raised from these annual events have helped support numerous programs that serve our entire community.

Set up a planned gift

A planned gift allows you to make a more meaningful contribution than you may have thought possible. Your gift today will provide a lasting legacy of health care for South Texans while helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals. For information, contact Linda Arnold at 361-881-3940.

Save The Date: 2017 Lyceum; April 25; American Bank Center

Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, to Take Stage The Foundation is thrilled to announce the speaker for the 29th annual Lyceum on Tuesday, April 25. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., will offer his thoughts on a variety of technological topics, in addition to taking part in a moderated question-and-answer session at the event. “The Woz” helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on leading innovators. After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak was involved

Wozniak is among the world’s leading innovators, helping to revolutionize the computing industry. in numerous business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making signif-

icant investments of both his time and resources in education, he “adopted” the Los Gatos (Calif.) School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”

Lyceum proceeds will benefit the new Level II Trauma Center, the only one in South Texas. Please contact the Foundation office at 361-881-3505 to learn how your support saves lives.

Volunteer your time

Visit ChristusSpohn Foundation.org/Get-Involved/ Volunteer to sign up and to learn more about the program that’s vital to the daily operations of campuses and clinics across South Texas.

The new Level II Trauma Center will serve thousands of critically-injured patients each year.


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Special Thanks: Charity Weekend Provides Exceptional Support for Spohn

Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Beauchamp, Chair Leslie McClanahan, Chair-Elect Keleigh Sasser, Past Chair Kirkby Townsend, Treasurer James Pettus, Treasurer-Elect Shawn O’Connor, Secretary Elizabeth Susser, At-Large Carol McLaughlin, At-Large Osbert Blow, MD, Ph.D., FACS Morgan Campbell, MD Yolanda Canales Bill Colston Jr. Jack T. Dugan II, MD, FAAO Thomas Gates Jr. Joe Henkel Thurma Hilton Al Jones Linda K. Jordan Susan Lewis Judy Long

Meredith Morrill Robert Naismith, MD Gregg Robertson Rick Rogers Rabbi Emeritus Kenneth Roseman Felix Tapp Richard P. Thomas Hector Villarreal Jen Vogt Allison Webster

Emeritus Members Frank Armstrong Bettye Baria* Tom Carlisle Fielding B. Cochran* Elinor Donnell Frank P. Horlock Jr. Richard King III * Joe Lewis, MD Lou Adele May Maureen Miller

Elizabeth Nisbet Daniel Pedrotti Phillip M. Plant Alice Sallee Alan J. Stoner Chela Storm Karen Urban

*Deceased

Foundation Staff

Karen Bonner, CFRE, VP for Philanthropy Linda Rider Arnold, Director of Development Veronica Wenzel, RN, Legacy Guest Program Director Connie Towery, Database Program Manager Julie Zuniga, Office Coordinator Catherine Contreras, Office Coordinator Will Leschper, Development Specialist

The South Texas Charity Weekend returns in January in Kingsville and CHRISTUS Spohn is grateful to everyone who gives back to our healing ministry through their generous support of the event. Chairs are Janell and Tio Kleberg. Co-Chairs are Pat and Gus T. Canales, Judy and Bill Colston Jr. and Frank Horlock. Vice-Chairs are Lana and Barry Andrews, Ramona and Lee Bass, Michelle and Billy Colston III, Mary and Joe Cusack, “George” and Joe Henkel, Chrissy and Jay Kleberg, Carolyn and Dan Pedrotti, Laurie and Phillip Plant, Ruth and Nolan Ryan, Nancy and Mike Shaw and Connie and Brad Womack. Funds from the event have helped provide outstanding support of programs and services at CHRISTUS Spohn-Kleberg, including proceeds this year that went toward CT Imaging Services at the community hospital. An unveiling of a plaque commemorating that remarkable gift takes place this month. Thank you, South Texas Charity Weekend!

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” — Colossians 3:15

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