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Presbyterian Kaufman Gala Raises $40,000 For Women’s Services Expansion Project
11/18/2008

KAUFMAN, Texas — The first-ever gala for Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, soon to be Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, was a smashing success.

Gala Chairwoman Norma Fortner (left) and PHK President Patsy Youngs posed 

for a photo at the event.

Gala Chairwoman Norma Fortner (left) and PHK President Patsy Youngs posed for a photo at the event.

The Black-Tie Gala attracted nearly 300 people and raised $40,000. The Nov. 8 event at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas marked the first time that the Kaufman hospital had turned to a black-tie event to help raise money.

“The community really gathered together to support the hospital and in particular to help fund the growth of the Women’s and Children’s Services Department, which has seen volumes more than double in recent months,” said Norma Fortner, gala chairwoman. “We’re thrilled with the turnout in our inaugural effort. I’d like to thank everyone who attended and helped make this possible.”

The gala benefited the women’s services area of the hospital, which experienced tremendous growth after additional obstetricians/gynecologists moved their practices to the Kaufman hospital in July. The money raised at the gala will be used to pay for a fetal monitor, labor & delivery beds and an infant warmer.

“The event would not have been possible without the tireless support of Norma Fortner and the gala committee,” said Patsy Youngs, hospital president. “The gala funds are helping us purchase some much-needed equipment. The community has always been there supporting our needs and celebrating their local facility, but their contributions to the gala have surpassed past support.”

About Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman
Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, soon to be 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 and infant care, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, and pain management services.

Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman has been 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, please call 1-800-4-Presby, or visit www.texashealth.org/phk.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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