HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.86 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2525 Holly Hall St Suite 292 Houston TX 77054 USA

Mission: Our mission is to assist Harris Health System create a healthier community by providing excellent healthcare services and to educate the healthcare workers of tomorrow. The Foundation assists Harris Health by providing funds, program and capital support necessary to healthy outcomes for our community regardless of the ability to pay.
Results: Through our essential role of providing the voice to the donors of our community to make a difference within our community we have given more than $35 million to Harris Health System. This funding has provided increased program support, new buildings and vehicles to continue working toward a more healthier community for all.
Target demographics: ensure a healthier tomorrow is available for all
Direct beneficiaries per year: reach more than 2,500 with the new immunization outreach vehicle;
Geographic areas served: Houston, Texas - our community
Programs: immunization outreach; health program supplies not covered by insurance or government plans; providing health education such as eating healthy on a limited budget; nursing education so that our nurses are able to reach the next level or certification; and capital campaign support for new buildings and equipment.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Harris County Hospital District Foundation fosters innovation by supporting pilot programs within the Harris Health System such as the creation of the Horticultural Therapy Program at the Quentin Mease Community Hospital (https://www.harrishealth.org/en/news/pages/horticultural-therapy-garden.aspx) and the award-winning Healthy Harvest initiative( http://www.newswise.com/articles/harris-county-hospital-district-wins-prestigious-naph-award). Additionally, the foundation builds public-private partnerships on behalf of low-income, uninsured children. Just in the last 10 years, the Foundation has given more than $2.5 million to various children’s health projects in Harris County.

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Life-changing

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The Harris Health Foundation has been instrumental in changing lives - I work at the Neuro Psychiatric Center, Ben Taub Hospital, Occupational Therapy Department, and because the Foundation funded the Work Reintegration Program, to date, we have clients who are now gainfully employed, productive members of society. The Foundation has also funded and continues to fund other projects like the Self Care Group and the Cooking Group, which allows our clients to practice good hygiene and healthy eating / healthy meal preparation on a daily basis. Words are not enough to describe the impact that these projects have had on the lives of our clients. More Power to the Foundation and Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Michelle F. Phillips, OTR

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Our Rehabilitation Department has received several small fund grants from HarrisHealth Foundation over the last few years. We could not have provided the service that we were able to if it wasn't for the assistance from the HarrisHealth Foundation. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Quentin Mease and the Occupational Therapy Department at the Neuro Psychiatric Center (NPC) at Ben Taub are 2 recent examples. We were able to provide community re-integration outings to our Inpatients at Quentin Mease that will assist them in those skills prior to discharge fromm the hospital. We were also able to provide a work re-integration group; a cooking group and an activity of daily living group with the assistance from the Foundation for our patient at the NPC. These activities are extremely important to prepare the patients for discharge and community re-integration.Our department is grateful to the Foundation for all this assistance. The HarrisHealth Foundation has a great mission that they fullfil will the assistance in grants. Thank you HarrisHealth Foundation!

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The mission of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation is to support the Harris County Hospital District in the delivery of high-quality healthcare to Harris County residents. Our system includes 14 community health centers, eight school-based clinics, a dental and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals; Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.

Ben Taub General Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.

The Harris County Hospital District is a teaching facility for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.

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2012

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