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Mobility Project

Mobility Project

TOMBALL, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce a collaboration with Northwest EMS to provide two new wheelchair accessible vans for medical transport in the Tomball area.  TRHF will provide the funding of the first year’s operational costs as well as the capital expenditure for the two vans to be used in the new Mobility Project. Northwest EMS, the contracted emergency medical services provider for Harris County Emergency Services District 8, which includes the City of Tomball and portions of unincorporated Harris County, will operate the vans.

 TRHF identified the fact that residents with mobility needs often do not have access to a vehicle or they need door-to-door assistance for routine travel. The new vehicles will be used for medical-related trips, such as to and from the doctor or home from the hospital. "Transportation for the uninsured and elderly has been one of the top priorities to the Tomball Regional Health Foundation Board," said Jack Smith, Chairman of the Board. "To be able to help patients get to their physician appointments and related healthcare visits means we are continuing to help our community and the individuals that live in it."

Northwest EMS and TRHF are thrilled to be able to provide this service for the elderly and people with disabilities, when simply getting around can be a challenge. Now, Tomball-area residents with mobility challenges have a new way to get where they need to go.

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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thrilled to Be Able to Send Needy Campers to Camp Blessing TX

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thrilled to Be Able to Send Needy Campers to Camp Blessing TX

TOMBALL, TX – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is happy to announce that we were able to provide thirty five scholarships to campers that would otherwise not have been able to attend Camp Blessing Texas this summer. The Camp welcomes persons 7-years and older with a primary diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. Camp Blessing Texas also allows siblings, ages 7-13, of our campers to be a camper themselves. Older siblings (age 14+) have the opportunity to volunteer at camp.

TRHF also purchased three (3) shower chairs this year as well as paid the salary for the Head Clinic Nurse and Special Nutritional Diet Cook. “Because of the funding like this from TRHF campers have the best week of their year, volunteers learn to serve and love campers and parents get a much needed break to renew themselves,” said Glen Elder, Executive Director Camp Blessing, TX. We are very grateful for their continued support.

Camp Blessing Tx is one of the few Christian camps in the country offering all of the traditional summer camp activities customized for full participation for all levels of intellectual/physical abilities including wheelchair, crutch, and walker users.  Camp Blessing’s ministry is focused on showing the encompassing love of Christ to those who often experience exclusion, ridicule and self-esteem-damaging treatment by peers.

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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Eliminates the Waitlist for Meals on Wheels

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Eliminates the Waitlist for Meals on Wheels

Tomball Regional Health Foundation grants $100,000 to Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

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Montgomery County, TX: Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF), an organization striving to satisfy broader health needs in their community awarded Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) a $100,000 grant to serve residents in Magnolia– a grant large enough to eliminate the waitlist for Meals on Wheels in Magnolia. This comes at a time when more than 400 homebound seniors in Montgomery County are waiting to receive home-delivered, nutritious meals.

MOWMC Executive Director Allison Hulett said, “We are excited to partner with TRHF. The lives of 23 people, plus their families, will change because of this grant. It’s more than a meal; it’s a smiling face to break up a lonely day, a check to make sure each senior is safe – it keeps them out of the nursing home. It’s the best feeling in the world to call a senior and give them the news that we can now bring them their meals. ”

Thanks to the TRHF grant, the number of seniors waiting to begin service is shrinking. 23 additional seniors will now receive a home-delivered meal and safety check each weekday, bringing a total of 46 seniors on service in Magnolia alone. There are an additional 500 seniors already on service throughout all of Montgomery County. MOWMC’s goal is to eliminate the waitlist for good and feed every homebound senior in Montgomery County.

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NWEMS Press Release Covering THRF's Assistance with Mobility Project

NWEMS Press Release Covering THRF's Assistance with Mobility Project

Please view: NWEMS Mobility Project Press Release

Media Contact: 
Marilyn Kinyo, Tomball Regional Health Foundation
(832) 559-7148 or mkinyo@trhfoundation.org

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LSC-Tomball Pharmacy Technology Program is Enhanced Through Tomball Regional Health Foundation Partnership

Tomball, TX - According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statics, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, and Lone Star College has been, and remains, on the cutting edge of providing training and support for this profession.

LSC has offered a Pharmacy Technology certificate since 2005.  As the demand for pharmacy technicians steadily increased, along with their responsibilities, LSC-Tomball responded by providing the AAS in Pharmacy Management in 2015.

“With the additional responsibilities and training requirements, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy changed the training requirements for both pharmacists and technicians to receive formal instruction in sterile compounding by a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), which is the same accrediting body for professional pharmacy schools,” explains Diane Broome, Director of LSC-Tomball Pharmacy Technology program.

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