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TOMBALL REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION FUNDS LONE STAR COLLEGE $224,696 FOR NURSING EQUIPMENT AND lifePATH PROGRAMS

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TOMBALL (October 6, 2020) – Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) is proud to announce funding in the amount of $224,696 for LSC-Tomball lifePATH® and nursing programs. This grant brings TRHF’s support to LSC student success to more than $1.8 million in funding.

“Together we are stronger and the strength of our partnership with Tomball Regional Health Foundation resonates within our college and in our community,” said Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, LSC-Tomball president. “Once again, the Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s ongoing support has enabled our health occupations and lifePATH students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become valued and contributing members of our Tomball community.”

TRHF awarded $122,856 toward the LSC-Tomball lifePATH program to provide funding for a wraparound support coach and academic strategist. lifePATH is a four-year comprehensive program of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning. lifePATH focuses on academic readiness, social expectations, and career exploration.

“The ability to produce highly trained health care workers for our community has always been a priority for the Tomball Regional Health Foundation,” said Lynn LeBouef, Tomball Hospital Authority CEO and THRF board treasurer. “Because of COVID-19 and the imposed quarantines, health care workers have been impacted by the restricted availability of clinical training sites to get ‘hands on’ experience with the latest technology.”

The grant also awarded Lone Star College $101,839 to be used to purchase critical health care training equipment including 4 adult, full-body clinical nursing skills simulators, infusion pumps and surgical technology supplies.

“The Tomball Regional Health Foundation is pleased to assist in the providing of funds to Lone Star College Foundation to supply additional training equipment for their nursing labs as well as faculty assistance for the lifePATH program at LSC-Tomball,” said LeBouef.

“Thanks to funding from Tomball Regional Health Foundation, Lone Star College-Tomball students have fewer financial barriers and more community support,” said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE, LSC Foundation executive director. “This truly is a great partnership.”

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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.

About Lone Star College Foundation was founded in 1991, LSC Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $26 million, and has provided over $14 million in scholarships to nearly 14,500 students, as well as more than $6 million in program support since its inception. The mission of LSC Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. Visit LoneStar.edu/Giving for more information.

About Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of almost $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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