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Shattered Lives

March 27, 2014, Tomball, TX - Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) recently committed to be the lead sponsor for the Shattered Lives program for both Tomball High School and at Tomball Memorial High School. Shattered Lives is an anti-drinking and driving program that was created by Mike Valdez, a former Assistant District Attorney of Montgomery County and Holly Pichette, a Paramedic for the Montgomery County Hospital District. The Shattered Lives Program is attempting to make a significant impact on high school juniors and seniors, and their families. This program provides families an opportunity to participate, creating active roles that may reveal just what an impact a poor decision made by the involved student can have on everyone, and that their lives can change or end in the blink of an eye.
Each year thousands of young drivers nationwide lose their lives in automobile accidents. While there are numerous causes to these tragic events, a major contributing factor is the use of alcoholic beverages by teenagers. This will be the first year for the Program at Tomball Memorial High School. “Even though the legal drinking age is 21 it is a widespread problem with our youth and young drivers. Tomball Regional Health Foundation (THRF) is very pleased to participate in these wonderful events and if this saves one teenager’s life it is money well spent,” said Lynn LeBouef, CEO Tomball Regional Health Foundation.

During the course of two days, the Shattered Lives of Tomball Program demonstrates the “real life” timing and results that drinking and driving has on the entire community: friends, family, first responders, students, school officials, hospital employees, and the list goes on… The Tomball program is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers who have collectively donated thousands of man hours to plan, coordinate and participate in this program. “This program touches many lives in many different ways. If one participant, parent or friend reconsiders getting behind the wheel after drinking, we will have succeeded in our mission. I’m pretty certain that has happened more than once.” stated Cheryle Lapsley, Shattered Lives Director.

About Tomball Regional Health Foundation:

Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is the new name of the Tomball Hospital Authority (THA). The THA was the owner and operator of the Tomball Regional Medical Center from its founding in 1976 up until its sale in 2011. TRHF’s mission is to promote wellness and improve health status for all residents in our communities through programs that enhance access to health care, preventative care and health education.Please visit the new TRHF website at www.trhfoundation.org for more information regarding the foundation.

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EViews Safety System

February 27, 2014, Tomball, TX - Tomball Regional Health Foundation has awarded a grant to the City of Tomball for the installation of traffic control devices at the cities selected intersections. The device, known as the EViEWS Safety System, will be installed on Texas Department of Transportation traffic control boxes and at number of key intersections later this year.

The system allows police, first responders and emergency service vehicle drivers to control the traffic signals at intersections, which provide a safer passage for official vehicles responding to an emergency, or transporting patients to Tomball Regional Medical Center. “The grant would allow us to acquire equipment to put in all of the electronic control boxes at traffic intersections throughout the city, and out beyond the city limits,” said Randy Parr, Tomball Fire Chief.

The EViEWS system will cost $283,000 and will be paid for by the grant.

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Donation to Lone Star College Tomball

Donation to Lone Star College Tomball

Tomball, TX - Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) recently committed to providing Lone Star College-Tomball with $379,188 for support of the allied health programs at the college. The initial gift of $64,188 will be used to purchase equipment to enhance instruction in LSC-Tomball’s nursing and pharmacy technology programs. By August 31 and for the next four years thereafter, the foundation will provide $63,000 to pay the salary and stipend for an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor.

“We are grateful to be able to provide this funding to Lone Star College-Tomball for the equipment and faculty that they need to expand their nursing and pharmacy tech program,” said Jack Smith, chairman of the Board of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation. TRHF’s vision is to become a catalyst for measurable health and wellness improvements in Tomball and the surrounding communities.

“We sincerely thank Tomball Regional Health Foundation for their support. Their donation will help us in our goal of providing quality education to our students and qualified health care providers to the Tomball community. TRHF has always been a great partner and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them in the future,” said Susan Karr, LSC-Tomball president.

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TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries Dental Clinic Going Strong

TOMBALL, TX – TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries is proud to announce that its new Dental Clinic is running strongly after the first quarter of operations.   TOMAGWA has operated the dental program since January 3, 2013 and has seen approximately 547 patients and provided over $200,000 worth of dental services.  The clinic has offered services ranging from a routine checkup and x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, bridges, crowns, dentures, partials as well as sealants on the younger patients.  Services have been provided by a staff dentist and volunteer dentists and hygienists from the community as well as Lone Star College Kingwood, Dental Hygiene School.  The dental program houses four dental chairs that are able to accommodate up to 2,600 dental visits a year, so we are well on our way to exceeding those numbers.

“TOMAGWA is a Christian ministry that, by the Grace of God and in response to the Love of Jesus, provides quality health care, offers hope and restores dignity to uninsured, low-income families and individuals in the Tri-County region,” said Judy Deyo, TOMAGWA’s Executive Director. “We are blessed to extend the ministry to include dental services for our current patients at this time.”

Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) “We are so proud that we have been able to help TOMAGWA to get the Dental Clinic up and running as well as help the citizens in this community receive the dental care that they so greatly need,” said Jack Smith, TRHF Chairman of the Board.

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TRHF Partners with TOMAGWA

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Partners with TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries to Open Dental Program

TOMBALL, Texas – October 15, 2012 – The Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) today announced it has signed an affiliation agreement with TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries to open a dental program at TOMAGWA’s Tomball, Texas clinic. The program will serve the Tomball, Magnolia, Waller and surrounding communities, creating healthier communities through high-quality, direct patient dental care and health education for low-income, uninsured children and adults.

“Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s vision is to become a catalyst for measurable health and wellness improvements in Tomball and the surrounding communities. Our partnership with TOMAGWA and the launch of this dental program is an example of how we will advance this goal,” said Jack Smith, Chairman of the Board of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation. “Our community health needs assessment revealed that dentistry and support for the uninsured were among the areas in greatest need of improvement. We are pleased that this new program will directly address these needs, enhancing dental care for the local population.”

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