Spring 2019 Spirit of Giving Newsletter

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Spirit of Giving The CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Newsletter

CHRISTUS Spohn Celebrates Grand Opening of New North Tower CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline celebrated the final phase of the $335 million Master Facility Plan with a grand opening at the new North Tower on March 28. The Grand Opening celebration featured a special dedication and mass, a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony, and tours. “We are excited to provide South Texans with the very best facilities to receive their medical care,” said Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. “Throughout this five-year journey, we have said caring for our community is not just our mission, it’s our promise.” Members of the CHRISTUS Spohn executive team, physicians, elected officials and friends of our ministry

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toured the new patient care tower that includes 200 new patient beds and houses a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department and Level II Trauma Center. Bishop Mulvey presided over the inaugural mass and blessing of the new Chapel prior to the Grand Opening festivities. The stainedglass windows, stations of the cross, altar and holy water fountain from the Welder Chapel, which served the older facility for the past 70 years, were all moved to the new chapel. “Thank you to all of our generous supporters. Because of you and your generosity, we are able to provide high-quality health care services that our patients deserve close to home,” says Karen Bonner, Vice President for Philanthropy. Photo Credit: Jason Page Photography


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Lyceum Speaker Series Welcomes Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson (L-R) Special guest, Alan Simpson, and guest moderator, the Honorable Jorge C. Rangel, during the question-and-answer session at the 2019 CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum.

Former U.S. Senator, Alan Simpson, was this year’s CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum guest speaker at the American Bank Center in April. Senator Simpson delighted the audience with humorous tales and shared some of his unique insight on health care. He provided the audience with anecdotes, humor and cutting-edge commentary on politics, the media, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid reform and the economy. Proceeds from the 31st annual CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum will help support Our PATH Forward and the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline Interventional Radiology Department. Our Interventional Radiology physicians and team provide the residents of South Texas with innovative, minimally invasive treatments and lifesaving diagnostic

skills. The medical care provided by our Interventional Radiologists allows patients to receive state-of-the-art treatments in Corpus Christi instead of having to travel out of town to receive medical care. Thank you to all our donors who continue to support the Lyceum program year after year, and to chairperson, Judy Long, all the volunteers and committee members who worked so hard to make this year’s Lyceum successful.

To view more photos from the 2019 CHRISTUS Spohn Lyceum, please visit www.CHRISTUSSpohnFoundation.org Spring 2019


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

FOUNDATION EMERITUS MEMBERS 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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