Spirit of Giving Newsletter Fall 2019

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Spirit of Giving The CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Newsletter

2019 CHRISTUS Spohn Grand Classic

Raising Money for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Thanks to all of the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Associates for supporting the 2019 Richard King III Grand Classic Golf Tournament at the Corpus Christi Country Club on Monday, October 21, 2019. After registering and enjoying lunch, the 135 golfers hit the course on a perfect, sunny day as members of the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation Board of Directors, CHRISTUS Spohn Associates and Volunteers monitored holes and ensured the golfers enjoyed their time with us.

During the awards reception, Dr. Susan Tower, Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department, spoke to the crowd to thank them for their support and to talk about our program, which specializes in treating amputations, brain injuries, Fall 2019

joint replacements, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and trauma injuries. After her presentation, Doug DeSive, Corpus Christi Country Club Golf Pro, announced the golf winners and Leslie McClanahan, Foundation Board Chair, thanked the players and all who helped make this year’s tournament a great event.

Beecroft Construction played a major part in the success of our Grand Classic by returning as the Presenting Sponsor and bringing eight golfers to join in on the fun. We greatly appreciate their generosity and continuous support of the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. Rick Rogers (pictured above with his brothers Ham and Pat), chaired the Foundation’s Golf Committee. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2



Rick is a member of the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation Board and dedicates hours each year to the golf tournament in memory of their late father, Dr. F. F. Rogers, who was a longtime surgeon at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital – Shoreline. “Spohn has been important to our family. Helping to sponsor the Grand Classic is something that we can do as a family and serves as a thank you to CHRISTUS Spohn for its quality care and service to the entire community. We sponsor the golf balls they give out each year at the tournament and it’s just one small way of honoring our dad and showing our gratitude to the hospital.” The golfers had fun and enjoyed great food all while raising funds for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at CHRISTUS Spohn - Shoreline. Inpatient Rehabilitation patients 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. We look forward to seeing you at the Corpus Christi Country Club on October 19, 2020! To view more photos from the 2019 CHRISTUS Spohn Grand Classic, please visit facebook.com/ christusspohnfoundation.

L-R: Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid, Phil Esquivel, Rolando DeLaRosa and Alan Grohman.

CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum 2020 Featuring Rex W. Tillerson Join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 for the annual CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum with Former Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson. A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tillerson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering before joining ExxonMobil Corporation in 1975 as a Production Engineer. He rose through the ranks and following a number of domestic and foreign assignments, he became President of the corporation in 2004 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 through 2016 when he retired after more than 41 years at the corporation. Proceeds from this year’s Lyceum will go toward the Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care Units at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline as part of People & Actions Transforming Healthcare (Our PATH Forward). With the advanced capabilities and technical resources required to perform highly complex diagnoses and treatment, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital is the major provider of neurological and trauma services in South Texas. Each year, the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation hosts this premier event to raise money to support the world-class care provided each day at CHRISTUS Spohn. Past CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum speakers include, Steve Wozniak, David McCullough, Condoleezza Rice, and George W. Bush just to name


a few. The proceeds have previously benefitted the Interventional Radiology Department and the Level II Trauma Center at CHRISTUS Spohn - Shoreline, the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center, the Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs, Mother and Baby Services, and many other programs that help transform the health care of South Texas. We are honored to have American Bank return as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Lyceum. Please call 361-881-3611 for sponsorship opportunities or to buy tickets.

CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum 2020 Speaker, Rex W. Tillerson. Spirit of Giving

Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, presents at the Fall 2019 CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi Ambassadors Meeting in Jordan Anderson’s home.

CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi Ambassadors’ Fall Meeting The CHRISTUS Spohn Ambassadors met at Foundation Board Member Jordan Anderson’s home for their fall meeting that included a wonderful lunch and an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. The group was fascinated with Dr. Blow’s presentation and his story describing his journey as the son of an immigrant mother living in New York City who empowered him to become the physician he is today. His passion for medicine and commitment to healing those in need dominated his life story. The Ambassadors are a passionate group of community-minded women who gather three times a year to learn more about CHRISTUS Spohn and the

(L-R) Ambassador, Sue Madry, prepares Jordan Anderson for her flu shot. Fall 2019

services and health care provided at our hospitals. They share CHRISTUS Spohn’s vision and purpose with friends and neighbors while serving as a pulse of the community for CHRISTUS Spohn.

2019-2020 Corpus Christi Ambassadors Leadership (L-R): Amanda Cutbirth, Co-Chair, Patty Nuss, Reflection Chair, and Mariannella Carlisle, Chair.

(L-R) Hostess, Jordan Anderson and Carol Thaxton.


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FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Leslie McClanahan, Chair Bill Colston, Jr. - Chair Elect Richard P. Thomas - Treasurer Carol McLaughlin, Secretary Jordan Anderson, At-Large Allison Webster, At-Large Mary Jane Carlisle Robert T. Cuevas Becky Davis Regina Garcia John P. Jackson Judy K. Long Trey McCampbell Jessica A. Morrill James Pettus Gregg Robertson Rick Rogers Elizabeth Susser Felix Tapp Hector Villarreal Kathleen White Ex-Officio Osbert Blow, MD, PhD, FACS, President & Chief Medical Officer CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Karen Bonner, VP for Philanthropy


Thank you to our 2019 Grand Classic Sponsors

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Frank Armstrong Bettye Baria* Nancy L. Beauchamp Tom Carlisle Fielding B. Cochran* Elinor Donnell* Bruce Hawn Frank P. Horlock, Jr.* Richard King III * Joe Lewis, M.D. Lou Adele May Maureen Miller Elizabeth Nisbet* Daniel A. Pedrotti Phillip M. Plant Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman Alice Sallee Alan J. Stoner Chela Storm Kirkby Townsend Karen Urban *Deceased

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