Responsibly Supporting The

Greater Tomball Area

Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is the name of the Tomball Hospital Authority ("THA"). Tomball Hospital Authority was the owner and operator of Tomball Regional Medical Center from its founding on August 11, 1976 until its sale to a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. on October 1, 2011. The hospital was then sold HCA Healthcare Houston on July 5, 2017.

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Supporting the Greater Tomball Community

Welcome to the Tomball Regional Health Foundation, formerly known as the Tomball Hospital Authority. Our new name reflects our new focus for the community - to address the broader health and wellness needs of the Tomball, Magnolia, Waller and surrounding communities.

This website provides information on the path towards achieving that goal, including the leadership and partnerships driving us forward, and our latest news and progress.

Our success is based on transparency and collaboration with the community, and we hope you will use this website as a tool to stay involved and informed.

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Free Community Seminar on Robotic Surgery: Minimally Invasive, Rapid Recovery

Join Us for a FREE Community Seminar Sponsored by Tomball Regional Health Foundation Thursday, April 12 6:00 - 7:30 PM View More Info

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2017 Community Health Care Needs Assessment is complete

Please view our completed 2017 Community Health Care Needs Assessment report on the Community Impact page. Service area data revealed that overall the service area is approximately on par with the Texas state averages in both health determinants and health outcomes. DOWNLOAD PDF: TRHF CHNA Summary 2017

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TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries Medical & Dental Clinic Funding

TOMBALL, TX  - Tomball Regional Health Foundation is proud to announce its continued support of the TOMAGWA Dental Clinic as well as additional funding for the Medical Clinic for the coming year. “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 Lee Ann Kroon, TOMAGWA’s Executive Director. The TOMAGWA Dental Clinic has continued its operations since opening the doors in January 2013 through the generous support of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation and in response to the need for dental care for the underserved of our community.  This last year the TOMAGWA dental program saw 1,775 patients and the value of provided services is $2,235,228.00.  Patients of the clinic come from the Tomball, Magnolia, Waller and surrounding areas. Dental services include preventive...

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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...

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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...

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Tomball Regional Health Foundation Eliminates the Waitlist for Meals on Wheels

Tomball Regional Health Foundation grants $100,000 to Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyPhotos available upon requestMontgomery 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...

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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

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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. The Lone...

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JoyRide Receives $15,000 Grant!

Magnolia, TX -  JoyRide Center is thrilled to announce that we have recently received a $15,000 grant from the Tomball Regional Health Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to replenish the JoyRide tuition assistance fund. According to Alexis Winder, Fundraising Team Leader, “We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity to provide tuition assistance.  This grant will allow JoyRide to provide 296 horse therapy sessions and vocational prep classes for client families who may not otherwise be able to afford it.” Thanks to this grant, JoyRide Center is able to provide tuition assistance to interested families beginning in the fall semester.  When a family is awarded tuition assistance, half of the total tuition amount is covered for that semester.  For example, if the rider is in an hour long class with a fee of $50, tuition assistance would pay for $25 and the family would only need to come...

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TRHF Delighted To Present Tomball ISD with nearly $50K Grant

Tomball Independent School District writes letter of appreciation for receiving nearly $50k grant from TRHF. Please view: Letter from Tomball ISD Media Contact: Marilyn Kinyo, Tomball Regional Health Foundation(832) 559-7148 or

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American Heart Association Presents Six Houston-Area School Districts With CPR In Schools Training Kits™

The $89,906 Gift from Tomball Regional Health Foundation Marks Second-Largest  Foundation Gift in the Nation, Estimated to Benefit 18,000 Students TOMBALL, TX – American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to present six Houston-area school districts, including Cypress-Fairbanks, Klein, Magnolia, Spring, Tomball Waller, and the private high school, Concordia Lutheran, with the second-largest CPR in Schools foundation gift, thanks to a momentous donation by Tomball Regional Health Foundation. The American Heart Association wants to create the next generation of lifesavers by helping prepare more students, their teachers and their families to save lives. CPR in Schools can accomplish this with quick, convenient CPR training in a classroom setting. This generous donation to Houston school districts will fund 123 CPR in Schools Training Kits and 100 CPR Anytime® Kits used to teach more than 18,000 students and 350 community members this lifesaving skill. The AHA will donate kits to all six of the school...

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TRHF is Proud to Announce an Endowment To Lone Star College – Tomball in Honor of Elmer Lee Beckendorf

Tomball, TX - Tomball Regional Health Foundation is proud to announce last week that they had funded a $75,000 endowment in memory of community healthcare and education advocate Elmer Lee Beckendorf. Mrs. Dorothy Beckendorf and family members attended the announcement ceremony at the foundation’s offices. The endowment will fund the cost of obtaining an Associate Degree Nursing for one student each year at Lone Star College-Tomball.  The endowment was gifted to the Lone Star College Foundation. Acting President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt said, “LSC-Tomball continues to be in awe of the commitment of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation to the health of our community and to the college,” as she attended the ceremony. “The foundation is funding a nursing faculty position, equipment and necessary supplies for both our nursing and pharmacy tech programs, and now this wonderful endowment to provide all the necessary financial resources for one student each year to attend classes...

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TRHF is proud to receive Nursing Endowment Testimonials

Lonestar students write testimonials to THRF for receiving The Elmer Lee Beckendorf Memorial Nursing Endowment Please view: Nursing Endowment Testimonials Media Contact: Marilyn Kinyo, Tomball Regional Health Foundation(832) 559-7148 or

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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,...

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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. Tomball Police Chief Robert Hauck said...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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TRHF Legislative Initiative

TRHF is working with Texas State legislators in order to gain flexibility in supporting the broader health needs of the community, including direct support of community health initiatives and gain the ability to serve as a benefactor to such programs.  In addition, TRHF seeks to ensure that its capital base is appropriately invested in order to serve the long term health needs of the community.

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