Last fall, Texas Children’s Hospital’s annual Houston Forum Luncheon at the Hilton Americas–Houston served as the official announcement of Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children’s Hospital.
Texas Children’s commitment to raising $475 million will help ensure that the hospital is able to meet current pressing challenges and put into place the infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of the growing pediatric population in our community — and the patients and families we will serve 5, 10 and even 20 years from now.
The campaign’s top priorities are:
Pediatric Tower: a 640,000-square-foot, 19-story building that will allow Texas Children’s to enhance its critical, surgical and emergency care services in the Texas Medical Center. The tower is scheduled to open in 2018 and will house Texas Children’s Heart Center, additional patient rooms, enhanced intensive care units and state-of-the-art operating rooms.
Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands: a 548,000-square-foot dedicated pediatric hospital to serve the growing communities north of Houston.
Guests heard more about these two priorities from Texas Children’s Hospital’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace and about the importance of philanthropic support from Promise Campaign chairs Carol and Mike Linn. They were also introduced to the Graves and Kramer families. Born with a heart defect, Juliana Graves is the youngest patient ever to receive a heart transplant at Texas Children’s Hospital. Chloe Kramer was rushed to Texas Children’s in respiratory failure and received lifesaving treatment that included extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) — a treatment that few children’s hospitals are able to provide.