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Texas Health Kaufman Names Chairperson for 2012 Black Tie Ball

KAUFMAN, Texas — Jo Ann Talbot, Kaufman’s city secretary, has been named chairperson of the 2012 Black Tie Ball benefitting Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman. The 5th annual fundraiser helps support the hospital’s non-profit work to provide prenatal care for low-income, uninsured women in the Kaufman community.

Jo Ann Talbot 
Jo Ann Talbot

The 2012 gala will be held Nov. 10 at the new Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. Last year’s Black Tie Ball raised $50,000, bringing the gala’s five-year fundraising total to more than $160,000 for women’s and children’s service in the Kaufman area.

“I’m excited because I know that this year’s event is in good hands with Jo Ann leading the way,” said Wendy Thomas, chair of the 2011 gala. “She’s been a strong supporter of the hospital and our annual gala for many years.”

Talbot has been a member of the Black Tie Ball planning committee for the last two years. “It’s a thrill to be a part of an event that’s so much fun and supports such a good cause,” Talbot said.

The 2012 Black Tie Ball will include dinner, auction and dancing. Proceeds will help support prenatal care for low-income and uninsured women in the local area. The goal is to help women have healthy pregnancies and diagnose complications before they cause serious problems for their babies.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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