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Spirit of Giving The CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Newsletter

Fall 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE RICHARD KING III GRAND CLASSIC GOLF: Thank you sponsors and supporters

HONORING HEALING HEROES: You are the heart of our healing ministry

Presenting Sponsor and President of Beecroft Construction Company, Sam Beecroft; and President of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Justin Doss Leslie McClanahan, Lura Dietze, Ben Eshleman and Molly Howell Rick Rogers and Doug DeSive


Golfers Swing for Trauma 2017 Winners 1st Place Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital Jay Garcia Michael Fuentes, M.D. Nick Nilest Victor Trevino, M.D. 2nd Place Barcom Commercial Construction Mike Douglas Dave Hoffman David Hoffman, II Elaine Hoffman 3rd Place Bay Area Title Services Mark Adame Jordan Anderson Michael Korph Matt Martini

2nd Place Winners - Barcom Construction Team David Hoffman, II and Dave Hoffman.

Allegiance Mobile Health Team Jesse Garza (from left), Dan Gillespie, Eddie Perez and Bert Lopez. The 2017 Richard King III CHRISTUS Spohn Grand Classic was played on a gorgeous day at the beautiful Corpus Christi Country Club. After enjoying lunch, golfers hit the course as CHRISTUS Spohn Associate volunteers monitored holes and competitions such as longest drive and closest to the hole. During dinner and a brief reception, golf committee chair, Rick Rogers, announced the golf winners and thanked the players and all who helped

make this year’s tournament another success. In all, the golfers had fun, enjoyed great food and raised approximately $131,851 for CHRISTUS Spohn’s new Level II Trauma Center on the Shoreline campus. Trauma patients and their families will benefit from the efforts of our sponsors and golfers for years to come. On their behalf, and ours, we give our heartiest THANKS to everyone involved.

CHRISTUS Spohn Trauma Department members who volunteered at this year’s Grand Classic include Delia Sanchez (from left), Dana Kincaid Ensign, Sandra Falcon, Katrina Garcia, Corina Perez, Lydia Torres and Christy Bosquez.


A Note From Karen I am always surprised how fast the holidays seem to come around each year, and here they are again. As we all look forward to annual gatherings with family and friends for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it is also a time to look back and give thanks to you and your compassionate support of our health care ministry. At the top of our list are all who lent a hand to those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August. We had many Associates donate their paid time off (PTO) to Associates without enough PTO to cover lost days of work and volunteer in Rockport, Texas, to help with clean-up efforts and help distribute supplies from one special hospital that you will read about in this newsletter. It is always a wonderful feeling when I receive calls from patients praising us for the compassionate care they received during their stay at one of our hospitals. I cannot be more proud of our Associates for giving words of encouragement to those who are going through a rough time or for giving a warm smile and a hello on the ride up in the elevator. I also am thankful for CHRISTUS Spohn’s skilled physicians, specialists and nurses

who help save lives each and every day. When our 2017 Annual Report is released in Spring 2018, you will be able to see and thank everyone who donated to the Our PATH Forward Capital Campaign. For now I would like to give special thanks to our Grand Classic Golf Tournament committee, sponsors

Karen Bonner, VP for Philanthropy

and players who contributed to a great fundraising success for the new Level II Trauma Center at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline. As great as all of these blessings are to us, and how important they are to the growth and strength of our healing mission, we know without a doubt they would not be possible without the support of our friends. So this holiday season please know how important your support is to us and how very grateful we are to all of you, as are all who seek comfort within our walls. Thank you, and God bless you and your family this holiday season.

Ambassadors Learn More About CHRISTUS Spohn CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Shoreline President, Brian Connor, presents at the Corpus Christi Ambassadors meeting. Left to right: Teri Morales, Kathy Saul and Tiffany LeMonte get a chance to visit at the fall Kleberg Ambassadors meeting.

The CHRISTUS Spohn Ambassadors kicked off their 2017-2018 program series in both Corpus Christi and Kingsville, Texas. The CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi Ambassadors met at the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center for their fall meeting which included a wonderful lunch and a tour of the unique “mission driven” Family Health Center following the meeting. In Kingsville, Ambassadors met at Rancho Cielito Lindo and listened to a presentation from the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg Executive Team. CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline President, Brian E. Connor, and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg President, David LeMonte, were the key speakers at their respective luncheons and had the opportunity to visit one-on-one with the Ambassadors and answer questions. The Ambassadors programs are designed to help foster communication and understanding of the services and health care provided by CHRISTUS Spohn Health System.


You make a difference!

When you support CHRISTUS Spohn, you help provide the best medical care in South Texas through a healing ministry that has been caring for South Texans for more than a century. 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

Visit our website at ChristusSpohnFoundation.org/ Make-A-Gift to learn how you can support us today.

Sponsor an event

CHRISTUS 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 help support numerous programs that serve our entire community.

Honoring Healing Heroes

Barbara, the daughter of a grateful patient, recently shared her mother’s story of receiving care at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline. She gave praise to the CHRISTUS Spohn physicians, nurses and Associates who helped save her 88 year-old mother’s life. “Finding the correct diagnoses was a long and difficult investigation, but the doctors never gave up on my mom. They made sure to do all the tests and x-rays necessary to make sure they found the cause of my mother’s illness. These nurses and doctors were not just her caregivers, but they were her

advocates ensuring that she received the best care. “Dr. Petros was so compassionate he would even call from his home to reassure me that my mother was okay. “Melinda, Danielle and Kourtney in the Rehabilitation Department were so helpful and motivational. Every time my mom was afraid to fall, they would give her the confidence that she needed to get up and try. All of the nurses were excellent and we are very thankful for all of their patience. “It definitely took a team to get my mom better and

thanks to their medical knowledge, diligent work and persistence, my mother is now in rehab outside of her home and even walking without her walker! “For all of these reasons, please recognize the following physicians, nurses and Associates as our Healing Heroes. We also pledged a donation to the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation as a tribute gift in their names. Please ensure that they are recognized, and let them know my mother and I are thankful for all they have done.”

Thank you Healing Heroes! Danielle Cade, OTR Melinda De Los Santos, PT, DPT Arturo Gonzales-Guajardo Dr. Anthony Hein, M.D.

Genave R. Lambert, RN Dr. John McKeever, M.D. Cynthia Montgomery Gloria Padron

Dr. David Petros, M.D. Kourtney Rodrigue, RN Dr. Shiri Surapaneni, M.D. Susanne I. Teso

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.

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 our Health System.

Healing Heroes Gloria Padron (from left), Genave Lambert, RN, Cynthia Montgomery and Kourtney Rodrigue, RN.

Visit www.Facebook.com/CHRISTUSSpohnFoundation To view more photos of our Healing Heroes


Beeville Ladies Night Out

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville President, Genifer Rucker, gives the BLNO Committee a tour of the facility and shows them recently purchased equipment.

Beeville Ladies Night Out Committee presents check to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville.

The Beeville Ladies Night Out (BLNO) Committee gathered at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville to tour the facility and see the bassinets, mobile fetal heart monitors for expectant mothers and ultrasound machine that were purchased with funds raised at the Beeville Ladies Night Out event earlier this year. After the tour, the committee held a lunch meeting to discuss plans for the 2018 Beeville Ladies Night Out event that will include dinner, the Cowboy Masquerade Ball and shopping.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Thanks to the Ochsner Health System, The Sister Margaret Mannion Helping Hands Committee helped distribute hundreds of items to CHRISTUS Spohn Associates who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. CHRISTUS Spohn Associates were able to receive much needed items such as baby supplies, food, pet supplies, linens, toiletries, cleaning supplies and school supplies to help in the recovery process. Seven CHRISTUS Spohn Associates who are a part of the Helping Hands Committee worked over two days to unload, unwrap and sort all of the supplies into stations at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline. On October 2, 2017, volunteers worked for hours helping Associates fill their bags with items that they needed most. One Associate even received a mini baby shower gift after all of her gifts, given by family, had been ruined by the flood in Rockport, Texas. Once all Associates had been helped, all remaining supplies were sent to other non-profit organizations such as Rainbow House and Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Thanks again to Ochsner Health System for collecting and shipping all of the goods to CHRISTUS Spohn. The Sister Margaret Mannion Helping Hands Fund offers emergency aid for CHRISTUS Spohn Associates who have an unexpected financial need or crisis. It is our obligation and ministry to take care of our Associates when in dire

circumstances; we are able to do this abundantly, with exceptional gifts from generous donors. To give a donation please visit: www.christusspohnfoundation.org.


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Foundation Board of Directors Nancy Beauchamp, Chair Leslie McClanahan, Chair-Elect James Pettus, Treasurer Shawn O’Connor, Secretary Elizabeth Susser, At-Large Carol McLaughlin, At-Large Keleigh Sasser, Past Chair Jordan Anderson Osbert Blow, M.D., Ph.D., FACS Yolanda Canales Bill Colston, Jr. Robert T. Cuevas Becky Davis Jack T. Dugan II, M.D., FAAO Regina Garcia Thomas “Dos” Gates, Jr. Joe Henkel John P. Jackson Al Jones Linda K. Jordan Judy K. Long Meredith Morrill Robert Naismith, M.D. Gregg Robertson Rick Rogers Felix Tapp Richard P. Thomas Hector Villarreal Jen Vogt Allison Webster

Thank you to our 2017 Grand Classic Sponsors

Emeritus Members Frank Armstrong Bettye Baria* Tom Carlisle Fielding B. Cochran* Elinor Donnell Frank P. Horlock, Jr.* Richard King III * Joe Lewis, M.D. Lou Adele May Maureen Miller Elizabeth Nisbet Daniel A. Pedrotti Phillip M. Plant Alice Sallee Alan J. Stoner Chela Storm Karen Urban

Ex-Officio Justin Doss, President

Foundation Staff

Save th e D ate February 10, 2018 in Beeville, Texas

For more information please visit, christusspohnfoundation.org

Karen Bonner, CFRE VP for Philanthropy Linda Rider Arnold Director of Development Patricia Cano Director of Annual Giving Veronica Wenzel, RN, BSN Legacy Guest Program Director Connie Towery Database Program Manager Irashema Medrano Development Specialist Belinda Rocha Executive Secretary Julie Zuniga Office Coordinator *Deceased

Spirit of Giving Fall 2017 Issue  
Spirit of Giving Fall 2017 Issue