More than 200 guests were held in rapt attention as they listened to Texas Children’s Hospital’s best and brightest at the 21st annual “What’s Up, Doc?” event, chaired by Rachael and Jason Volz and catered by Rachael’s catering company, A Fare Extraordinaire.
Promise Campaign chair Carol Linn welcomed guests and kicked off the evening, with some of the world’s finest physicians, surgeons, scientists and health care specialists hosting tables and speaking on a broad range of topics. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Dormans and adolescent and sports medicine physician Dr. Al Hergenroeder talked with their guests about sports injuries, while Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Larry Hollier educated his guests about plastic surgery that is not cosmetic, but life-saving.
Other special discussions focused on the bright future that lay just ahead for Texas Children’s. Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charles Hankins, and Chief Surgical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Shilts, spoke about the newly opened hospital and how it is already changing the medical landscape for the communities north of Houston. Senior Vice President Mallory Caldwell and Texas Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr. focused on the current expansion of the hospital’s world-renowned surgical enterprise.
The evening was made all the more poignant because of the venue, which overlooked the construction of the new 19-floor Legacy Tower. This expansion will provide an additional 600,000 square feet of space for critical, surgical and cardiac care services and will enable Texas Children’s to provide the highest level of care for even more children in need.